If you have been struggling to lose weight, don’t worry. You are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans are going through the same thing as you right now.
And its not even your fault.
The frustrating thing about losing weight is when we do all the “right” things yet still don’t see results. You all know that you need to eat healthy, cut back on snacks and sweets and reduce the amount of calories you consume if you want to lose weight.
But then why is it so hard?
Well, the surprising thing is that there may be a few “roadblocks” that are preventing you from losing that layer of fat. And no, its not your genetics or the way you were born. In fact, the real reason you may not be getting the results you want might surprise you.
It turns out that there are a few “healthy foods” that actually make it harder for you to lose fat. In reality, there are many foods that do this. But today, you will learn about the 4 most common “healthy” foods that may be the cause of your dieting woes.
The “Healthy” Foods that Restrict Fat Loss
Yes. These delicious little treats are at the top of the list. And for good reason. As you know from reading us, what is the real cause of fat gain is a consistently elevated blood sugar levels in your body. This causes your body to release insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood stream.
Without getting all scientific, insulin is basically the “key” that allows sugar to enter your cells (mainly fat cells). Since your cells store the excess sugar, they get bigger. You absolutely do not want your fat cells to get bigger because.. you know… this makes you fat.
Now you are caught up to speed, back to bananas.
One of the key metrics used to tell how much a food rises your blood sugar is the glycemic index. Its a scale from 0 – 100. The higher the number, the more it raises your blood sugar. If you are shooting for fat loss, an ideal number is below 20. Care to guess where a banana comes in?
They weigh in at a cool 48.
Thats high enough for some people to feel the dreaded “sugar high”.
While this fruit does contain a fair amount of potassium, its best to steer clear if you are looking to shrink your stomach.
These common snacks are at the heart of an even more common phenomenon. The muffin top.
Fitting as they go so well with actual muffins…
All irony aside, these silent but deadly snacks will literally cause your sides to spill over your pants.
Why? Well these jack up your blood sugar like you wouldn’t believe. You might as well eat ice cream since your body digests raisins the same as actual sugar.
Glycemic Index Score: 64
Ah, everyone remembers this savory summer treat. There was noting like gathering around the camp fire and chowing down on some juicy watermelons.
Now that we are a bit older, we have to watch our waistlines a little more carefully. And, sadly, this means cutting back on the Watermelons (sniffle).
Unfortunately, watermelons are as close to pure sugar as you can get when it comes to fruits. This is a disaster if you want to lose fat.
Glycemic Index Score: 72
Last but not least is the tasty peach. Honestly, this made me a little upset as I used to love snacking on peaches.
But as everything else on this list, it is just too sweet. You know how the saying goes, a moment on the lips give you a forever on the hips. It has never been more true when it comes to peaches.
Glycemic Index Score: 52
So What Now?
You must be asking yourself this question right now. “What do I do?”.
Fair question. It’s not like you had your whole dieting world turn upside down on you (umm.. maybe a little?).
I’m not going to leave you stranded out in the cold. It’s not my style. In fact, I’m going to do the opposite.
What I’m about to share with you has helped thousands of Americans lose belly fat. And the best part? You don’t have to starve yourself.
Not only will this weird little trick help you melt away your fat, it will do it faster when compared with conventional diets.
But enough talk. You can check it out here.
Let me know how it goes.
All the Best,