Are you eating healthy but not losing weight? Then you will want to read this list of food to avoid for weight loss.
Even healthy foods can cause you to gain weight if you eat too much of them. As a matter of fact, most of the foods listed below are foods athletes consume to help them gain weight. However, for them it’s good weight because they’re so active that they gain muscle. If you are not as active as an athlete, though, it will turn in to fat.
I’m not saying you need to avoid these foods entirely, but if you want to lose weight you really want to eat them in moderation and be aware of how much you are consuming.
Food to Avoid for Weight Loss
Bananas are great for you, but when you’re trying to lose weight it may not be the best fruit option. One medium banana has about 105 calories, half a gram of fat, 27g carbs and 14.5g sugars.
This superfood is packed with good-for-you nutrients and antioxidants, as well as belly-filling fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. But if your goal is to lose weight, you’ll need to watch your intake. Avocados are high in fat and calories. One serving size is about 1/5 of an avocado, and that 1/5 is about 50 calories. A single avocado can deliver more than 350 calories, which means one avocado (or guacamole) can be close to a full meal as far as calories are concerned.
Granola is often highly processed and contains added sugar and oil. It is very energy dense and easy to over-consume.
Some of these bottles of “water,” like Vitamin Water, are 130 calories each, and every single one of those calories comes from sugar. There are 31 grams of sugar in a bottle of Vitamin Water. That’s 7 and ¾ teaspoons! You might as well be drinking a Coca-Cola (which has only 10 more calories).
Peanut butter is so easy to overeat because it tastes so good and goes with everything. But two tablespoons of peanut butter is nearly 200 calories.
Cup for cup, dried fruit has 5-8 times more calories than fresh fruit.
Fruit juice is high in sugar, but has no fiber. It is very easy to consume massive amounts of sugar from fruit juice.
Milk really does do your body good: it’s packed with vitamins A and D, protein, and calcium. A cup of whole milk, however, sets you back nearly 150 calories and 8 grams of fat.