Here are the top 5 'healthy' processed foods that you're eating that are killing your results and keeping you from attaining your goal weight:
1) Healthy Cereal
There are gluten free cereals, cereals with no corn syrup, cereals with heart healthy grains, cereals with whole grains and even cereals with added vitamins. Cereal is a dense source of calories, which means it's almost impossible not to overdo it when enjoying a bowl. If your goal is to lose fat, then cereal, even organic, gluten free cereal, should stay off your daily menu.
2) Healthy Packaged Snacks
There is a brand of 'healthy' popcorn that literally has fit in its name. Popcorn, and other crunchy, packaged 'health' food snacks are filled with carbohydrates and calories. Here's the simple, unchanging fact about packaged snack foods: No matter what benefits are broadcasted on the package, it's always going to promote fat storage.
3) Healthy Energy Bars
The bars contain nuts, fruits, protein and even goji berries plus a lot of sugar. Manufacturers call sugar 'evaporated can juice' or 'natural cane sugar' or even 'rice syrup' but that sugar reacts in your body just the same as any other sugar. It encourages fat storage. Look for bars that are low in sugars and high in protein, and if you're eating it in between meals consider eating just half the bar.
4) Healthy Bread
There's wheat, whole wheat, gluten free, and sprouted grain however when it comes to losing inches all bread is a problem. You see, gluten free bread is filled with just as many calories and carbohydrates as wheat bread or sprouted grain bread. Your body will convert that healthy bread into fat just the same.
5) Healthy Trail Mix
Nuts can belong in a fat loss diet, within certain parameters. It's filled with fiber, protein, good fat, vitamins and minerals. A half a cup of trail mix, on the other hand, is packed with two or three times the calories in addition to having added sweeteners and extra salt.
When working towards a fat loss goal, it's best to stay away from any of these five processed foods and stick with veggies and fruits.