The world of fitness and fat loss is often confusing, with contradictory information swirling about. I’m going to cut through the confusion and make things really simple for you. These foods will derail your fitness and weight loss efforts every single time. In addition, I will suggest a healthy substitute for each of these off-limits foods. By simply swapping out the items below you will quickly and effortlessly become healthier, leaner and fitter than you are today.

Below is a list of 5 foods that you should never eat.

Do-Not-Eat #1: Anything Fried
Fried food is loaded with fat and calories while offering zero nutritional value.
It’s a lose-lose! Sure, fries and chips TASTE good, but healthier items also taste
good. Just say no to the deep fried items on your menu. You’ll be thinner, healthier
and won’t have greasy fingers.

Try This #1: Broiled
If you simply must have a French fry, then make them at home in your oven.
Use sweet potatoes, as these are a more complex carbohydrate. Cut into
matchsticks, drizzle with a tablespoon of good quality olive oil along
with a dash of salt (I’m a terrible cook so I LOVE using pre-mixed blends
such as Jamie Oliver’s Thyme, Lemon and Bay Salt), then place in your oven
on broil. Mix every 5 minutes until the fries are tender on the inside and
crispy on the outside.

Do-Not-Eat #2: White Bread
White bread products have zero nutritional value and are quickly converted
by your body into sugar. So you may as well eat a cupcake (it’ll taste
better!). Even breads that are technically wheat, but are as soft and
smooth as white bread, should be avoided. Don’t be afraid to discard the
bread from your sandwich or to push away that bread basket. Your waist
will shrink and you’ll lose that bloated feeling that high carbohydrate
meals give you.

Try This #2: Sprouted Grain Bread
If you must have bread, then stick with sprouted. Sprouted grain bread is
a lot easier on your digestion and is packed full of nutrients. Two
delicious brands are Food For Life’s Ezekiel bread, and Manna Organics.
Sprouted grain breads are often kept in the freezer section since they
don’t contain preservatives to prolong shelf life.

Do-Not-Eat #3: Creamy Salad Dressing
You were so good to order a salad, but then you ruined it by drenching the
salad in fattening creamy dressing. Just a few tablespoons of creamy
dressing contain more than 20 grams of fat and hundreds of calories.

Try This #3: Vinegar Dressing
Salad dressing is meant to lend flavor to the salad, not fat and calories.
Vinegar-based dressings pack amazing flavor in with minimal fat and
calories. You can even mix your own dressing at home. Take high quality
vinegar (Try Macro Organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar), fresh lemon
juice, salt and pepper, your choice of dried herbs, and a bit of olive
oil. YUMMY!

Do-Not-Eat #4: White Rice
I’m sure by now you’ve heard that white rice is not a healthy choice. Just
like white bread, white rice has minimal nutritional value – other than
calories. Fiber and vitamins have been removed and the glycemic load will
quickly prime your body for storing fat.

Try This #4: Brown Rice
Brown rice has three times the amount of fiber, more B vitamins as well as
other nutrients, won’t sky rocket your blood, and will keep you feeling
fuller for longer. That should be enough to convince you to swap your
large pile of white rice out for a small pile of brown rice.

Do-Not-Eat #5: White Sugar
Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are the epitome of anti-fitness food.
Nothing will destroy your progress, expand your waist and plummet your
energy levels like sugar will. If you only take away one do-not-eat food
from this article please let it be sugar.

Try This #5: Fruit
Don’t turn to artificial sweeteners to get your sweet fix, instead turn to
nature’s wholesome source of sugar: fruit. Eat organic fruit that is
seasonal and locally grown. Stay away from dried fruit and fruit juices,
as these are high in simple calories.

Eating right, along with challenging exercise, is the formula for a toned,
lean body – so guarantee your results by teaming up with me or come at
visit me at Titan Fitness.

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