If you are working out hard and eating salads and fruits, but still eating some ‘empty calorie’ foods, then you may not be able to lose weight despite all your efforts. Empty calorie foods are those which either do not contain any nutrients or the calories from sugar and fats in these foods outweighs the nutrients found in them.
Empty calories can provide immediate energy, but cannot be used to build muscle, supply vitamins or promote a sense of fullness. Empty calories not used for energy will be stored in your body as fat. Here are foods you should avoid as they can be a disaster for your waistline.
All the chocolatey, jam-stuffed, creamy and powdered sugar coated cookies, pastries, donuts, and cakes are high on sugar, salt, refined flour, and saturated fat. These ingredients can cause inflammation, which makes gaining more weight easier than losing what you are already carrying.
Alcohol is high in calories and accelerates hunger cravings. Alcohol contains around seven calories a gram, which is almost as high as pure fat. Further, there is no nutritional value in alcohol and it makes your body shut your metabolism to detoxify the alcohol. Many alcoholic drinks, especially cocktails, are also high in sugar.
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