Avoid These Snacks For Weight Loss

Avoid These Snacks For Weight Loss

1. Trail mix
A serving of store-bought trail mix is a measly quarter-cup, a serving size that almost no one will stick to. Plus, the processed milk chocolate isn’t doing you any favors, either.
2. Pretzels
These classic snacks are high in sodium — almost 20% of your daily intake is in one serving of pretzels. Too much sodium leads to increased water retention, which can lead to bloating and puffiness, and too much sodium over time can lead to heart disease.
3. Diet soda
Artificial sweeteners can make you feel full and keep cravings at bay, but they also have a negative effect on your metabolism.
4. Rice cakes
Rice cakes are commonly perceived as healthy foods because they are low in calories and contain no fat, but they are also incredibly high on the glycemic index. Pure sugar has a rating of 100, and rice cakes have a rating of 82.
5. Bottled smoothie
Bottled smoothies may seem like a good low-calorie choice, but upon closer inspection, there are usually two or three servings in one bottle.
6. Banana chips
Banana chips also may seem like a good idea, because they are primarily bananas. Right? Wrong. They are usually fried, which means they are high in saturated fat. Instead, go for the obvious substitution here: a banana!
7. Chocolate pudding cups
A chocolate pudding cup doesn’t have terribly high calorie count, but why not just go for the real deal instead? Dark chocolate contains antioxidant-rich cocoa and contains less sugar, less carbs and more fiber than a cup of chocolate pudding.
8. Cheez-Its
Cheese crackers like Cheez-Its are high in simple carbs, which spike your blood sugar and create cravings, the exact opposite you’re trying to accomplish by snacking.
9. Granola and skim milk
Even just a half cup of granola with one cup of skim milk has 360 calories. That’s because even though granola is advertised as healthy, most of it is just sugar and fat. If it’s 10 a.m. and you need a second breakfast before lunch, that’s perfectly fine.
10. 100-calorie packs of cookies
Studies have shown that 100-calorie packs of cookies actually cause more problems than they solve when it comes to weight loss

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