Posts tagged food
Posts tagged food
Find out what everyday foods that you’re consuming are derailing your progress at the gym.
WHAT’S REALLY IN YOUR FOOD
We consume a lot of different food in a day-to-day basis, some that’s great for us, some…not so good. Paying attention to the amount of calories a product contains is not enough to keep us healthy and in shape. Next time you’re out and about, at the supermarket, or another place, think twice before purchasing any of the following products:
Ramen is the quintessential college meal, but this economical snack is packed with tons of sodium and trans fat. 35 cents will pay for your meal, but 35 minutes won’t be enough to burn all the calories you’ve consumed from this bad boy.
Movie Theater Pop Corn
A large tub of movie theater pop corn can contain between 400-1,200 calories and more than 30 grams of fat. This is the equivalent to eating 2 Big Macs!
Just because it’s diet, doesn’t mean it’s healthy! Aspartame, the artificial sweetener that replaces sugar, has been found to have side effects that include heart palpitations, seizures, and…are you ready?… weight gain.
Starbucks Venti Mocha
That Starbucks coffee might taste delicious on your way to work in the morning, but if you’re calorie conscious, you’re going to be paying for it later. The Venti Mocha has over 450 calories per serving and 15 grams of fat. You’d have to run the equivalent of two 5ks in order to get rid of all those calories!
This has been my lunch for the past 6 weeks. As of today I’ve lost 7 pounds. of course I’ve exercised 4 days a week and have been eating healthy for my other meals as well, but this was my start. Whole wheat crackers, grapes, turkey breast sandwich, and water. One small change can lead to a great one.