Losing excess fat is not only exhausting, but sometimes frustrating. If your weight remains stagnant after a healthy diet and exercise, these three food mistakes may be the culprit. They are actually regarded as food assistants, but they are by no means body friendly. You can find out which three kinds of food are involved here!
Losing weight is a really tough job. Everyone who has tried knows this. The fact that there are almost as many people who want to lose weight now doesn’t make things easier.
Although the catering industry has made a lot of money through its numerous weight loss programs, it is still the people who watch through the tube in the end. Because sometimes we are fatter than before after losing weight. Then the interesting weight loss carousel usually starts over. In the end, we really don’t know why we put this pressure on ourselves. Where does our Utopian idea of trying to lose weight come from.
I think we all agree that the worst thing about dieting is not to give up. Candy, chocolate, etc. are placed behind the kitchen cupboard. Loyal to the motto: out of sight is pure, absent-minded. Bring salad and raw vegetables!
But if you believe in the food and sports industry, then we don’t have to do nothing when we lose weight, and we can eat almost anything we want.
Because almost every processed food has a simple version, which can ensure that we can enjoy it without complaint. However, most of us now know that lightweight products do not necessarily make you slim, and not every new weight loss product contributes to long-term weight loss.
Sugar free chocolate — a regretless snack?
Fitmelonies sugar free chocolate
I love chocolate real. To be honest, sugar free chocolate sounds like an invention to me.
When I first saw sugar free chocolate on the supermarket shelf, I was almost scared with joy. For a while, I even toyed with the idea of adding sugar free chocolate to my diet as a new staple. For those who only know the railway station at present, I would like to briefly summarize the most important points:
What is sugar free chocolate?
For example, sugar free chocolate sweetens with xylitol or maltitol instead of sugar (sucrose). These alternatives contain so-called sugar alcohols. They provide less calories than traditional sugars, which are mainly metabolized by the body and do not depend on insulin. Therefore, these sugar substitutes have long been an integral part of diabetes products.
Unfortunately, sugar free chocolate does not automatically contain calories. If you check the nutrition information, you will find that sugar free chocolate has only 10 calories less than ordinary chocolate, or even more. It also contains up to 10 grams of fat per 100 grams.
Finally, we set a pretty good dietary goal for ourselves with sugar free chocolate. Although we think this is a product that we can eat snacks happily when we lose weight, sugar free chocolate may even be the reason why the scale doesn’t work at all.
Because sugar free or not, ultimately our calorie balance determines whether we gain weight or lose weight.
My advice: you can eat a piece of chocolate even when you are on a diet. This calms nerves and avoids craving for food. And as long as it’s not the whole bar, it can also be ordinary chocolate.
Protein bar – is there really a lot of protein?
Energy bar under test
Small, brightly colored and rich in protein – protein bars are said to be the new helper of every diet, and will not disappoint us when unexpected desires occur.
To be honest, I don’t remember when this protein hype began. But suddenly, people toasted each other with protein milkshakes after training. They only served protein cakes and had a rich breakfast.
Ladle it into a bowl.
We now know that a diet containing enough protein is very important to us and can help us lose weight. By the way, it’s like having enough complex carbohydrates and vitamins in your diet.
However, in recent years, the fitness wave praises protein in a new way. It can be said that protein is a panacea for the unpopular fat roll. Because protein provides energy for muscle, while muscle burns fat.
Whether in social networks or in real life, protein bars always exist. Protein bars seem to be new vegetables. I’m always happy to see it in my diet and allow it in large quantities at any time. But is this true?
The facts are clear at a glance:
A large protein bar (60 grams) contains about 16 grams of protein, each of which can provide 180 to 200 calories. Although these calories are less than traditional candy bars, you can still eat the following foods to get this number of calories:
- Half a kilo of blueberries
- 1.5kg celery
- Half a blueberry muffin
- Half sesame bagel
- 290g grapes
- 1 egg and half candy bar
Therefore, if you eat two or three protein bars a day, you shouldn’t be surprised why you haven’t lost weight despite strict dieting.
For most of us, eating protein bars is not necessarily to get the last few grams of protein into our body, but to desire to eat a candy that won’t make us feel guilty.
If this is the case, it is best to eat snacks rich in protein and let yourself eat a small piece of chocolate.
My tip: if you still don’t want to be without protein bars, you should give yourself enough time to study nutrition information when shopping!
Smoothie – colorful and healthy?
Fitmelonies fruit smoothie ingredients
Fruit smoothie is delicious and healthy. It is the perfect tea between meals. This is true – at least in part.
Because in addition to vitamins and nutrients, fruit puree also provides a large part of fructose. This not only makes them sweet, but they are usually quite impressive.
At the same time, the German Society for nutrition (DGE) went backwards, originally recommending “five servings a day”, but recommending two pieces of fruit and three times vegetables.
Anyone who visits my instagram profile will see that I am an absolute fruit fan. There is nothing wrong with an apple or a few blueberries in a quark for lunch. But in my opinion, smoothie is a “waste” of calories.
Because the fruit they contain doesn’t actually have to be chewed and crushed by the stomach, I usually don’t feel full. This is also because most smoothies contain less fiber and dietary fiber than the original fruits that make them.
That’s why I often have another hole in my stomach shortly after drinking the smoothie.
Calorie content of Smoothie
Even a small cup of 250ml smoothie contains 130 to 150 calories, which can meet 11% of our daily sugar demand. This may not sound like a lot, but when trying to reduce calories, 150 calories may be a lot.
Unfortunately, there is not much difference between the sugar in fruit and a spoonful of sugar in our bodies. Although fructose metabolism does not depend on insulin, it is and remains a sugar.
Therefore, if you often take fruit smoothie as part of your diet, you should not be surprised if your weight does not reach the level you want.
My suggestion: if you don’t want to have smoothies, you should try to increase the proportion of vegetables in smoothies. Baby spinach, cucumber, carrot and green leafy vegetables provide the same vitamin content, but they have less calories and are mostly tasteless. Here, instead of buying ready-made ones, it’s better to do it yourself.