Run! 7 “Diet” Foods That Make You Fat
Most of the popular ‘diet foods’ helps us gain weight instead of helping us loose some. Eating some of these diet foods over time make you fat without realizing before it’s too late. Some of the diet foods to avoid are listed below;
Whole Wheat Bread
Whole wheat is often recommended as a healthy alternative to refined wheat. Whole wheat is a bit better than refined wheat but one of the main problem with most whole grain foods, is that they aren’t made from actual whole grains. It is a marketing ploy.
Almost without exception, the grains have been pulverized into very fine flour that is just as easily digestible and spikes blood sugar just as fast as the refined grains. Whole wheat bread has a glycemic index (a measure of how quickly foods spike blood sugar) that is just as high as regular white bread.
Whole wheat bread might contain a little more fiber and some more nutrients, but there really isn’t much difference when it hits your system.
Breakfast Cereals might not be a good way to start your day because they’re usually loaded with sugar and refined carbs, which are some of the most fattening ingredients in existence.
Starting your day off with a processed cereal will spike your blood sugar and insulin levels. When your blood sugar crashes a few hours later, your body will call for another snack high in refined carbs.
If granola is made with real ingredients, it certainly can be healthy. But it suffers from the same problem as most other “health foods.” When the food manufacturers start mass producing them, they alter them in a way that they aren’t healthy anymore.
Granola contains some healthy ingredients like oats and nuts, but when you add sugar and oil to it and combine it in a package that encourages overconsumption, then it isn’t healthy anymore.
Low Fat Yogurt
Theoretically, Low fat yogurt is healthy but the problem is that when food manufacturers remove the fat from foods, they taste terrible. That’s why they add a whole bunch of other stuff to compensate for the lack of fat. In the case of yogurt, they usually add sugar, high fructose corn syrup or some kind of artificial sweetener.
But new studies are showing that saturated fat is actually harmless so low-fat yogurt has had the good stuff removed, only to be replaced with something that is much, much worse