Let us discuss about the foods that help you in gaining fat and weight. There are many foods which you think are healthy, but make you fat in the long run. Some of the facts may surprise you and you will be shocked how you have been thinking about these foods. Let us discuss one by one.
#1. Fat Free – Fat Free Rice Cakes, Low fat biscuits, calories counted ready meals
This food contains starch with zero fibre. Starch is finally converted into sugar in our body. Our body produces insulin to control sugar. Insulin production helps in storing fat, increasing hunger and craving. So this cycle keeps repeating and we gain weight.
Eating high starch grain based diet will make you fatigue, depressed, constipated, malnourished, irritable and vulnerable to chronic illnesses like high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes.
Food companies market them as healthy food, but in reality they are helping you in gaining fat and weight, so avoid them as much as possible.
#2. Slim Fast Shakes
Most of these shakes are made up of high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, enriched flours. The corn syrup is a grain, not a vegetable. It is an anti nutrient, contains omega-6 fats which are inflammatory and blood sugar disruptive. In flour enriched products, only two or three nutrients are added back after removing 15 nutrients. These products are left which nothing as nutrients.
#3. Sugar free – Sugar Free Ice Cream, Sugar Free Snacks and Desserts
Sugar free products are loaded with artificial sweeteners. These sweeteners will make you gain weight as they trick your mind and body. They do not feed your body anything what it actually needs. This will produce vicious cycle of craving, eating, eating more artificial sweeteners and more craving. As a result of this, you will gain weight in long turn.
If you really care about your health then keep away from highly toxic aspartame (NutraSweet) and other sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet-n-Low), and acesulfame-k.
#4. Protein and Energy bars – Soy protein energy bars, Tofu, Soy milk
Protein and Energy bars are basically soy protein isolates. So protein isolates create deficiencies of vitamin E, D, B12, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Zinc is necessary for a strong immune system and also plays important role in intelligence and behavior because it is needed for optimal development and functioning of nerve and brain system. It also helps in controlling blood sugar level and it is required for healthy reproductive systems.
So do not consume higher doses of Protein energy bars and tofu products.
#5. Diet Soda
Diet Soda contains artificial sweeteners which are not healthy at all. Sweeteners like NutraSweet and Splenda do more harm than good to our body. They raise insulin in our body and store fat. So avoid them all.
#6. Refined vegetable oils – canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and safflower oil
We have been told to avoid fats. But it’s not the case. There are two types of fats, good fats and bad fats.
Bad fats are trans fat and vegetables fats. This is contrary to belief that cholesterol and saturated are bad fats. But in reality they are good fats which are required by our body to function properly.
Trans fats and vegetables fats are real culprits because these contribute to inflammation, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Trans fats are not natural fats. They are vegetable oils artificially transformed with hydrogen under high pressure and chemicals.
Consuming vegetable oils is damaging our body, especially the reproductive organs and the lungs. Diet high in vegetable oils can cause irritability, liver toxicity, learning disabilities and decreased immune functions.
So avoid using excess vegetable oils like canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and safflower oil. Use coconut oils or krill oils instead.
#7. Cookies, Chips and Crackers
These crackers are loaded with hydrogenated fats which are not good for our health. They are marketed as healthy but in reality they contains high amount of omega-6 which is not healthy.
These are advertised as healthy and high fibre but in reality they contain sugar, corn, wheat, soy bean flour. They will produce more hunger and your sugar level will go up. To control sugar level, our body has to produce insulin which is not good.