Some foods are okay to consume in moderation and some foods are never worth your time, even during a cheat meal. As much as possible, you should avoid these foods at all costs. The inspiration for today’s blog came from Fitness Magazine, and you can find the original article here. I love Fitness magazine, as it actually gives legitimate health and work out advice to reach the goals you’ve set. If you don’t already subscribe, you should.
10 Foods You Should Never Eat
1. Packaged Frosting
I would hope this is a no brainer, but you should never consume frosting from the store. This frosting contains preservatives, fat, and so much sugar. I’m not saying ban all frosting altogether, but always make your own for special occasions.
2. Bagels and Muffins
High calorie and high on the glycemic index, always say no to bagels and muffins. This is never a good choice. Opt for organic oats instead.
3. Processed Baked Goods
Pre-packaged anything would be a “no” in my book, but especially avoid baked goods. Muffins, cookies, breads, and more are all going to spike your blood sugar and provide you with nothing sustainable or beneficial.
Full of sugar, this food leaves you hungry and crashing from the spike in your blood sugar. Always drink water instead!
5. Sugary Cereal
Cereal is typically full of sugar, high in carbohydrates, and contains very little fiber or protein. While cereal may taste good and satisfy you for a little while, you will find yourself hungry soon after consuming.
Margarine is high in trans fat. Always opt for a tiny bit of butter or healthier choices like olive oil and coconut oil for cooking.
7. Jarred Tomato Sauce
Tomato sauce in a jar has secret added sugars that you probably won’t notice, making them dangerous to your diet. Always make your own!
I know this one breaks my heart. Who doesn’t LOVE bacon? Delicious bacon is high in fat and sodium, providing no real benefit to your body. I would vote that you always consume bacon when having your cheat meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
9. Soy Sauce
Soy sauce is packed with sodium. If you must use soy sauce, always use low sodium versions. However, I vote that you try using more spices rather than adding sodium-packed soy sauce.
10. Reduced Fat Foods
Reduced fat just means “we added more sugar so you don’t notice the difference.” Always buy the full fat versions of peanut butter and other foods. Nuts are full of the good fats your body needs. Never substitute sugar for healthy fats.
Which one of these foods is the hardest for you to say no to? I know for me it’s bacon, which is why I only eat it on special occasions, and we don’t keep it in our home.