When trying to lose weight, you’ll be all-too-aware of the unique and ridiculous challenges that exist when trying to do so. With so many ‘weight loss’ foods often proving to be anything but good for weight management, it’s hard to know when you are doing the right thing or not. Another major part of weight management stems from protein: some forms of protein, though, aren’t quite as good for you as you might expect.
So, with that in mind, what kind of proteins should you look to cut out from your lifestyle if you wish to manage your weight better?
Many people go for yogurts in a bid to try and reduce the amount of garbage they eat: and it does make sense. However, many yogurts contain a lot of sugar within them, and some can contain as much as 20g of sugar in a single package – close to the 25g per day that’s recommended. Your ‘fat-free’ yogurt likely just has more sugar to make up for it.
If you want to get some high-quality low-fat yogurt, be sure to look out for those without added sugar.
Sorry, but fried foods will need to go: they might be high in protein (especially chicken) but it’s not good for you in any way, shape or form. It might taste amazing, but its’ terrible for your blood pressure and your cholesterol, which improves risks of things like heart disease. While it might give you some extra protein, the harm that you are doing to your body is far outweighing the good.
While it might seem obvious, many of us still eat a hell of a lot of processed meat despite trying to cut down on body fat. Most deli meats – sausages, salami and especially bacon – need to go, sorry. They are usually overloaded with salt, can dehydrate the body and is likely loaded with all manner of preservatives, flavourings and other less inviting add-ons.
Avoid at all costs and go for unprocessed meats if you wish to go down that route.
Avoid salmon-farmed salmon at all costs. Salmon is great for us, but only when it’s been raised accordingly. If you get a piece of salmon, make sure that it was not raised at a fish farm as they tend to be raised with far more chemicals and toxic substances around them than normal salmon.
Wild salmon is much better for you: if you are going to buy salmon, buy wild.
If you keep all of this in mind, you should find it a touch easier to start losing weight and still improving your protein intake without the nasty extras that often come along for the ride. It’s a hard balance, losing weight, but avoiding the above will definitely help you do just that.
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