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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 15 Apr 2022, 14:00 IST

5 Packaged Foods That Are Hindering Your Weight Loss Journey!

We are well aware that processed food is not healthy for us in the long run. Avoid these five packaged food so as to stick to your weight loss journey!
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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 15 Apr 2022, 14:00 IST
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Do you want to lose weight without breaking a sweat in the gym? Then read this piece before you make your next grocery list. Certain packaged foods fall into the processed and ultra-processed categories and include a lot of empty calories, saturated fat, salt, and sugar with little nutritious benefit. These processed foods, which you routinely select from the store aisles and add to your online shopping list, might be the source of your weight gain and incapacity to lose weight.

Even though these items are modest, they include a lot of empty calories and hazardous substances like transfat, which are directly responsible for belly fat. Avoid the saturated fat, salt, and added sugar that slip into your regular diet via these 11 packaged items, which are most likely the cause of your weight gain.

Fat-free, low-fat, organic, gluten-free, and sugar-free are all appealing terms, but they don't tell the entire picture. And if you're serious about losing weight, you'll want the complete truth and nothing but the truth.

Packaged Deep Fried Chips

chips

Packaged chips are one of the favourite things to eat for most of the youngsters out there. Eating these deep fried foods in an excessive amount can lead to weight gain and if you happen to be on a weight loss journey then it can completely impede progress. High levels of salt and sugar goes into the making of these packaged foods and hence they make for an unhealthier option. The amount of sodium in most of the chips packets is unhealthy. We tend to eat a lot of potato chips especially when we are binge watching a show. 

Sugary Drinks

fizzy drinks

Sugary drinks can harm your health. Those fizzy drinks and sugary drinks are high in calories and can cause you to gain weight. Quitting these sugary drinks and replacing them with fresh fruit juice can be extremely beneficial. You must avoid drinking these sugary drinks most of the time. Whenever possible just opt for having fresh or homemade juices instead of sugary ones. This little change can prove to be extremely helpful in your weight loss journey. Only one glass of coke has as much as 139 calories. Try cutting on these sugary drinks if you happen to be one of those who enjoys having coke with everyday meals. 

Instant Noodles 

instant noodles

The most popular instant noodles brand in India has 310 calories per packet. Now, that’s a lot of calories to consume on a regular basis. Instead of having those instant noodles, you can opt for homemade noodles to make it a bit healthier. Instant noodles are low in fat, carbs and protein. In fact, they are high in carbohydrates, fats and sodium. If you don’t watch out how much you’re eating, you can easily head to the road of gaining weight. If you happen to replace your daily meals with these instant noodles, it is certainly bad for your weight loss journey. 

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Biscuits 

Well, you better watch out on those crunchy cookies that you eat during your time. It might be the reason why you’re not able to shed some weight. If you happen to binge on these biscuits then you are bound to gain some weight. These biscuits are high in sugar and fat. Only 100 grams of biscuits have 353 calories. If you are super serious about losing weight, you must certainly cut down on this packaged food for good. 

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Cereals With High Sugar Content

Well, you might be thinking that cereals make for extremely healthy breakfast options. Well, anything that is packaged has a lot of preservatives in them. The cereals might appear to be a healthy breakfast option but it is simply far from the truth. You better watch out how much sugar content has gone into the making of your cereals. Opt for low sugar cereals instead of the regular ones or you can simply opt for regular oats which are way healthier for you that these cereals. 

Well, if you consume these foods in small portions, they won’t be as harmful but if you have these in excess quantities they are bound to bring some weight with them. Be careful, when you pick up the next packet. You ought to cut down on packaged and ultra-processed food so as to be successful in your weight loss journey. Cutting down on these packaged food is surely going to help you in the long run to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well. 

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