Many guys today are interested in male fitness and weight loss programs than ever before. This is because of the growing obesity problem all around the world, and many men are trying their best to avoid the problems that come with obesity. Also, it is important that you stay fit and your heart stay in good shape as a man, as you are more likely than women to suffer heart attacks when you are older, and staying fit will reduce that probability drastically.
There are many tips for fat loss in male fitness programs all over the internet, and one important one is exercising regularly and eating right. As important as these factors are, there is another factor that is just as important if not more important than eating healthy and exercising regularly. That factor is avoiding unhealthy foods. It is easy to destroy the hard work done in the gym for hours by eating the wrong kinds of food.
In this article, we will go through some of the foods you must avoid as a man if you wish to stay fit and keep your body in perfect health condition:
Donuts, muffins, cookies, cakes, and all of those sweet snacks that have a relaxing effect on your body when you take them are very dangerous. They may make you feel good, but they set you back seriously in your weight loss goals. Binge eating any of these snacks can load your body up with nothing less than 200 to 400 calories and almost 30 grams of sugar. You can also get about 10 grams of fat for eating these seemingly harmful snacks. There is a reason why sugar is called the sweet enemy, and it is because it presents itself as sweet to you but goes into your body and causes damages that are extremely difficult to repair.
It’s not a sin to indulge once in a while, but as much as possible, avoid taking sugary snacks when you need to feel better. Instead, snack on nuts and fruits. They are safer.
If you are interested in hitting your fat loss goals for your male fitness program, then take that white bread out of your diet now. White bread is very high in sugar as it ranks very high on the Glycemic Index (GI), a metric that is used to measure how foods affect a person’s blood sugar level. This is very important if you are looking to cut belly fat or avoid diseases like diabetes in your later years.
Now, because white bread is bad, that doesn’t mean you automatically have to buy brown bread, and all will be fine. Most of these bread manufacturers are scammers and con artists, and they understand that many people are fleeing white bread. What they do is they take the same old white bread and paint it with caramel. This means that the so-called brown bread will still have the same adverse effects on your weight loss. What you should do instead is take a close look at the label on the bread you are buying. Don’t fall for labels that say “healthy grain.” Look for labels that write “whole grain flour” as one of their ingredients, and be cautious of others that have white flour and caramel as their first ingredients.
This should be a no-brainer. There are a few foods that directly impact your weight loss goals and muscle building dreams than soda. Like the other two aforementioned foods, sodas have artificial sweeteners that are very detrimental to your body in general. Taking one small bottle of soda can easily add 18 grams of sugar to your body, so imagine what happens when you take multiple bottles in a day. This doesn’t mean you should fall for the “diet soda” or “fruit juice” lie that many companies are selling. Diet sodas are just as bad as regular sodas, even though they make you feel good about drinking them. Also, many fruit juice brands you see use artificial sugars, flavors, and preservatives to make their so-called fruit juice so that they taste like the fruits they claim to use, but they are more than 100 times sweeter than the natural sugars gotten from fruits.
If you are thirsty, the safest drink is water. You can also buy natural fruits and blend them yourself at home to create your fruit juice you can be sure of.
Pizza is the go-to fast food for many when they are swamped with lots of work. If you are focused on fat loss and other male fitness endeavors, it shouldn’t be for you. Pizzas contain a lot of saturated oil and salt, so they add fat to your body if you take them. The next time you want to take a pizza, and you almost fall for the trick that it is made with many healthy ingredients like tomato, cheese, and flour, remember this: a single slice of pizza can add up to 250 calories to your body.
Another enticing food from the sweet enemy. This one requires no explanation as every sensible person knows that ice cream is made up of sugar and fat—lots of it. Just by taking one simple cup of it, you can add lots of calories to your body. This is very detrimental to your weight loss mission. As a male fitness enthusiast, you should try as much as you can to reduce or eliminate taking ice-cream. Your lower belly will be grateful to you.
If you want to be successful in muscle growth, fat loss, or any other male fitness endeavor you wish to commit to, then these foods shouldn’t even be considered. Sugary foods are the biggest culprits, and they are unsafe for any individual who wishes to live a long and healthy life. Also, remember to replace these foods with healthy foods and regular exercise.