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What Not to Purchase When Shopping for Food on Your New Diet Plan

Choosing the right diet plan that will work for you is kind of like finding a needle in a haystack. Certain diet plans may work for some while other diet plans won’t do a thing for others.

While working as a fitness professional, I have learned from some of the best nutritionists and fitness trainers about what foods will and will not cut fat fast.

There are four types of foods to avoid when attempting to drop body fat:

Diet Soda: Diet soda isn’t all that bad when looking for an alternative to regular sugary soda. However, diet soda is not all good, either. Diet soda contains sodium and carbonation, which are ingredients to create bloating and water retention. Also, research has been conducted that gives evidence that artificial sweeteners in diet soda alter the body’s ability to regulate caloric intake, contributing to weight gain (source: WebMD.com). A healthier alternative to diet soda are green teas, black teas, and, of course, water.

Stay Away from Corn: I know what you are thinking—corn? Yes, corn is healthy and should be a part of a daily nutrition plan because of the vitamins and fiber it contains. However, when wanting to drop body fat quickly corn is a no-no. The reason being is because corn contains a lot of sugar. According to Weight-loss.families.com, “Corn’s sugar and carbohydrate content out weigh it’s fiber content and contains more calories than other vegetables.”

Standard Wheat Bread: Regular wheat bread found in your local grocery store contain many artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and preservatives. Think about it, if your bread has preservatives and you eat it, then, of course, when you are eating the preservatives in the bread, what is it doing to you? When seeking a bread that will make your diet plan easier you should choose Ezekiel 4:9 bread. Ezekiel 4:9 bread has no preservatives and contains essential nutrients that you will need while on your diet plan (source: Vegblog.org).

Frozen Meals: Frozen meals are convenient, however, they contain high amounts of sodium. According to Fitday.com, “Some frozen meals contain 700-1800 mg of sodium per serving.” The most ideal thing to do is to cook all of your meals in advance for that week. That way, you won’t have to rely on a frozen meal that provides little to zero nutrients.

By removing certain foods from your daily diet, you will become more successful when choosing a diet plan that is right for you.

Heather M. Johnson-Emerson is an amateur NPC bikini competitor and is also an aerobics instructor. She has written “The Amazing Benefits of Kombucha for Athletes” and “Five Ways to Revamp Your Fitness Routine“. For more health and fitness articles, visit Heather M. Johnson-Emerson’s contributor page.

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