5 Foods to Never Eat to Lose Belly Fat

by Laura Bench

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women with extra fat and a tape measure around her waistIn this post I’ve given you 5 foods to never eat to lose belly fat. Not only is it possible for you to take off the extra weight around your mid-section, but it’s also possible to keep off the weight by simply eliminating these proven belly bulging foods.

As you read along try to figure out the common underlying issue of why these particular foods are guaranteed to cause your waistline to expand. The answer to be announced below.

French Fries-

French fries will not help you lose belly fat. They are high in calories and fat due to the frying in highly saturated and/or trans fat oils. Take McDonald’s large size fries, for example. Polish off the whole batch and you’ve got yourself 500 calories and 25 grams of fat from what we think is just sliced potatoes. I’m sorry but a natural potato does not contain 25 grams of fat! If you really need to have some, slice your own fries from sweet potatoes (or yams) and bake them.

Donuts-

Donuts might as well be taped to your stomach because that is where they will show up.
When it comes to health, the only thing good about them is the hole in the center. These round treats will certainly round out your belly. Doughnuts are loaded with sugar, refined flour, saturated fat and are fried in various oils such as partially hydrogenated oil, otherwise known as trans fat.

Soda/Diet Soda-

Soda is loaded with sugar and is known to be one of the unhealthiest beverages you can drink. But if you believe that drinking diet soda is better, here’s something for you to think about. Diet soda contains the artificial sweetener aspartame, which may contain zero calories but that can’t fool your body and brain. When your body detects that you’re consuming something sweet, it expects that it contains calories. Since artificial sweeteners don’t provide calories, this can cause you to crave more sugar and more calories that may result in weight gain.

Pretzels-

It’s easy to fall for the marketing gimmick on a bag of pretzels that says “low-fat” or “fat-free” thinking it’s a health food. But here’s the truth. Maybe the fat grams on the label say “0 g Fat”, but truth is when refined flour carbohydrates get easily digested in your body, it converts into sugar. And what does all the sugar get stored as? Fat. Yes, you will store fat from those little salty “non-fat” snacks that you thought was good for your weight loss goals and that it was actually helping you. Do yourself a favor and pitch the processed pretzels. If it’s salt and crunch you crave have some lightly salted almonds or pistachios instead.

Alcohol-

If you want to lose belly fat, you must keep alcohol to a bare minimum. Consuming alcohol stops all fat burning, adds extra calories, increases estrogen level (stubborn fat), increases appetite and makes you more easily persuaded to eat naughty foods. To put it briefly, you are basically ingesting fat. Alcohol is converted by your liver into fat. So any advances you may make by watching your diet will be more or less instantly wiped out by a night of binge drinking.

The commonality between all 5 Foods to Never Eat to Lose Belly Fat?

The Answer:  They all offer NO nutritional value to you!

In a nutshell, the nutritional value of these foods is basically zero, as they have no vitamins, minerals or any nutrients that are good for you. What’s worse is all five foods actually promote belly fat storage. One of them (being the diet soda…hint, hint) even causes a 500 percent greater increase in waist size! That’s huge!

Shift your focus and start telling yourself this: Everything that I put into my body has nutritional value. Period. If it doesn’t have some actual value, then I’m not eating it. For instance, you now know pretzels have no nutritional value. Eating pretzels is like eating salted cardboard. I don’t eat packaging supplies, do you?”

Were you once a victim to any one of these foods?

Comment Below and share your tips and advice to help others who are trying to overcome the same battles.

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