5 Foods That Are Messing With Your Body Goals
NUTRITION & WELLNESS | Andrea Breitman | Slate Medspa |
The good news? Chocolate is NOT public enemy number one. While it tends to get a bad rep, chocolate actually has nutritional benefits as long as you reach for options with at least 70% cacao – aka cocoa. In other words the more bitter, the better! And at the end of the day, at least we know we should eat it in moderation.
Unexpected weight gain can often be thanks to the unlikeliest foods, the ones that SEEM really healthy. Before you know it – you’re adding elastic waistbands to those cute skinny jeans. Not fun. While it’s important to steer clear from the more obvious culprits, here are a few unusual suspects when it comes to weight gain.
Bananas. When we think “bad foods” its often fried, fatty, sugary – which is true – but hidden carbs can be an even bigger culprit. Here’s the thing: when our bodies process carbs, it breaks down into glucose which essentially acts like sugar in our system. (GASP!) I don’t wanna get all Gwen Stefani on you but…shocking right?!? While good carbs are needed, we might wanna reach for that Chiquita a little less.
Alcohol. Would you like your sad news served shaken or stirred? We’ve all heard that drinking liquid calories can cause weight gain but recent studies show that guzzling down cocktails on the regular can actually reduce your body’s fat-burning abilities by over 70%. So while we’re the first to bring our Moscow Mules to the party, when you’re in full fat-burning mode you might want to lay low with those belligerent beverages for a bit.
While treatments like CoolSculpting can help you reach your body goals, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating habits plays an integral part in your body transformation. If you haven’t read any of this so far, remember that: just because it LOOKS healthy doesn’t mean it’s a green light to Gorge-ville. My advice? Research the ingredients in your diet and see for yourself how they act in your body. I mean, what else is the world wide web for?