You may be surprised to read about the 2 fattening foods I'm writing about this article. The popular opinion is that these foods are healthy, but you should definitely consider eliminating them from your abs diet plan.
We all know how bad trans fat and high fructose corn syrup are for our health, so I will not waste your time discussing these ... fat.
The food that is often wrongly claimed to be healthy is wheat. We are talking about pasta, bread, bagels, etc. This category of foods that produce fat also includes whole wheat.
A lot of people have some form of intolerance to the gluten in wheat. Celiacs are the most sensitive, but most of the population was never meant to eat large portions of wheat. As humans, our digestive systems have not evolved to handle high quantities of wheat in our diet, which in part explains why obesity rates are so high these days.
Humans started eating wheat a couple thousand years ago, but it is only in the last 100 years or so that we started to consume it in large quantities. This is a small amount of time when you consider that our digestive systems have been developing for hundreds of thousands of years. As hunter-gatherers, our diets were high in vegetables, fruits, nuts and meats.
A decision to eliminate wheat from your diet can yield nice results in just 2-3 weeks. You will feel better and you will find it easier to lose weight. In addition to burning fat, you may also experience fewer bouts of indigestion, headaches or even skin problems.
Another example of fattening foods that many people believe to be healthy is fruit juice.
Now do not get me wrong ... most fruits are very healthy for us. Provided, of course, that we eat the fruit as a whole. However, drinking just the high calorie juice without the benefits of the other components of the fruit like fiber, is bad for us.
When we only drink the juice our appetites are not satisfied. The fiber in fruit helps slow the rise of blood sugar and reduces craving.
By drinking too much fruit juice we actually make ourselves fatter. Instead of getting your fruit mainly from juice, focus on eating whole fruits. This will give you high nutrient density and a healthy balance to your abs diet plan.