When you walk into a grocery store and you see on the self “Low Fat” or “Only 2g of Carbs!” ..
Do you grab it immediately or do you examine the nutrition label on the back and really figure out whats in it.
I’m going to tell you the 5 WORST so-called “healthy” foods everyone is claiming that it’s good to eat.
#1: Energy Drinks
When you think of energy drinks you think “wow, energy!.. healthy” that’s what I need to keep me going..
Realistically, energy drinks are just a glorified soda. The best thing you should do in place of drinking an energy drink is finding a healthy organic espresso or some type of Matcha tea (it won’t give you a crash and will keep you going all day)
Everything has got to be in moderation for it to be healthy. 6 cups of coffee a day is not healthy .. but if you need the energy then change it up and try an espresso. You should always change around what you are drinking, caffeine wise. Your body will get used to the amount of caffeine you are putting into your body. Maybe one day don’t have any caffeine (FIGHT THE URGE!)
#2: Microwave Popcorn
Ah.. you see the “100 calorie” popcorn bags and you want to get it because it’s way better than the regular kind. It is a healthier option to popcorn but its what they put in the bag to keep the oils from leaking out before you put it in the microwave.. AND on top of that, it’s not all that great to be ‘nuking’ stuff in the microwave. It starts to lose it’s nutritional value, with anything that is.
Opted for a Skinny Pop or a Boom Chika Pop and if you like to pop your own then try and get an all organic popcorn that you can pop yourself.
#3: Diet Soda
Diet soda seems like the healthier choice. It does save you 140 + calories you’d find in a sugary soft drink while still satisfying your urge for something sweet with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. But there’s more to this chemical cocktail than meets the eye.
When you drink diet soda, you’re not taking in any calories—but you’re also not swallowing anything that does your body any good, either. The best no-calorie beverage? Plain old water. If it’s the fizziness you crave, try sparkling water.
#4: WHITE BREAD
It has little nutritional value. Since it’s low in the fiber and protein that helps to slow digestion, white bread is digested and absorbed rapidly. This leads to blood sugar’s rising quickly, this spike — and subsequent crash — in blood sugar not only leads to irritability, but will leave you headed to the vending machine for a pick-me-up.
Opt for whole grain varieties that carry a good dose of fiber and more protein than the original white bread. This will keep you more full, longer and add a nutritional boost to meals.
#5: PRE-PACKAGED ‘HEALTHY’ SNACKS
We all see all the different brands that sell their low calorie mini cookies or mini brownies in those single serving bags.
You’re like ‘ YESS, LOW CAL I NEED!’
Okay.. if you’re anything like me, I can eat all of those single serving packages in one sitting. Make sure you are reading the back of the box, a lot of them carry a lot of carbohydrates. When snacking, you always want to reach for something that is higher in protein. If you can’t find anything higher in protein, get something that will fill you up!!
I reach for things like nuts, oranges, apples with peanut butter. It’s a lot better if you over eat on oranges or apples then putting chemicals in your mouth!
So if you are still hungry after that apple or those nuts.. just have a little more!