Some products that are popular among people who are struggling with excess weight actually do not bring the expected results, but on the contrary, can lead to weight gain. Moreover, among them there are products that can provoke disturbances in the functioning of the body. Gazeta.ru writes about this with reference to endocrinologist, nutritionist Yulia Khruleva.
What foods don’t help you lose weight?
We are talking about the following products:
- Smoothies and juices from vegetables and fruits.
According to Khruleva, popular diets based on smoothies and juices, when a person consumes only these drinks for several days, do not provide advantages compared to a varied diet. In addition, such diets can provoke exacerbation of chronic diseases in people with impaired carbohydrate metabolism and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the doctor warned;
Those who want to lose weight should not overuse avocados, because this fruit is much higher in calories than the vegetables and fruits we are used to. A medium-sized avocado contains about 240 calories and 22 grams of fat;
Khruleva noted that dried fruits are higher in calories than their fresh counterparts when comparing identical portions. In addition, dried fruits have much more sugar than whole fruits, which also makes them not the best choice for weight loss;
- Ready-made muesli.
This product also often contains a lot of sugar. Therefore, it is better to buy muesli without additives and, before eating, add your favorite fruits and top the dish with low-fat yogurt;
Yogurt, cottage cheese or kefir may also contain added sugar, which is harmful for weight loss. The doctor recommends purchasing dairy products of moderate fat content without sugar;
- Protein bars.
Many protein bars are high in calories and contain a lot of sugar. According to Khruleva, you should choose bars that have at least 10 grams of protein per serving, no more than 150-250 calories and less than 5 grams of added sugar.
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