7 Foods In Your Diet That Your Nutritionist Does Not Approve Off

If you’re someone who loves food, then you know how hard it is to avoid certain foods that are not exactly the most healthy for you. Additionally, you might want to stop reaching for the fat-free or sugar-free options as these options are also not favored by your nutritionist and often cause more harm than good.

As more of us try to take the healthy approach to life, we’re often bombarded by “healthy options” that aren’t necessarily as healthy as they are advertised to be.

7 Foods Your Nutritionist Wants You to Stay Away From

With so many options in the market, how can we be sure which foods are actually good for the diet and which foods need to be avoided at all times? If your nutritionist doesn’t approve, then it might be time to cut these foods out of your diet too.

1. Rice Cakes

While rice cakes might seem harmless, they are not really that healthy to incorporate into your diet. Rice cakes have a high glycemic index rating of 91 and to put it in perspective, glucose has a rating of 100.

Therefore, this carb is not a friendly one for your blood sugar and will set you back with your weight loss goals.

2. Diet Soda

While diet soda rages about being low in calories, it is filled with artificial sweeteners and added ingredients that don’t contribute to your health in any positive way.

Try to switch to carbonated water or iced and hot tea when you are craving a drink other than water.

3. Fat-Free Salad Dressing

The phrase “fat-free” may seem tempting, but it’s probably a good idea to stay away from these kinds of products, especially when it comes to salad dressing.

While regular salad dressing has healthy ingredients like vinegar and plant oils, fat-free dressing is filled with high fructose corn syrup and artificial additives to make up for the taste.

4. Corn Dog

This deep fried food has very little protein and comes with a ton of nitrates, fat, corn syrup and other added ingredients that you just don’t want in your body.

If you think about it, why would something that’s deep-fried in cornmeal batter ever be good for you?

5. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

Don’t be fooled by the fact that reduced fat peanut butter and regular peanut butter have the same amount of calories (200 calories for 2 tablespoons).

Reduced fat peanut butter is not healthier than regular peanut butter because it comes with added corn syrup and sugars that regular peanut butter doesn’t have. You might be better off consuming regular peanut butter at this point.

6. Refined and Re-Fortified Grains

Grains and grain-based foods that have been refined end up losing their naturally occurring nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. Companies then replace these nutrients with synthetic versions just so they can say that these products are “whole grains.”

Look for the unfortified and unrefined versions of these products — they will do your health a whole lot of good compared to the synthetic stuff.

7.  Low Fat Cheese

A common occurrence with low fat and reduced fat products is they simply don’t do justice in making you full. Therefore, you end up eating a lot more than you normally would if you were giving the full flavor option.

Products that are whole or come with their full-fat content aren’t always bad for you and keep you full for longer when consumed in moderation. This might be something to keep in mind the next time you’re at the cheese aisle.

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