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It’s safe to say the foods you eat have a big say when it comes to losing weight. Some foods can have a positive effect, such as eggs, nuts, and yoghurt, whilst others have a somewhat detrimental effect, such as processed and refined carbohydrates. In fact, a diet high in the latter is said to be linked with high blood pressure, obesity, and hyperactivity.

Here we have the most important foods to avoid when losing weight.

Fast food

Not only is the food often served at fast food joints high in calories, sugar, and fat, but they also lack the important nutrients we need to sustain a healthy wellbeing, including fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

By eliminating fast food, also coined as “junk food” will significantly reduce how many calories consumed on a daily basis. You don’t need to cut it out forever, but you will be successful in your weight loss journey if you limit this from your diet.

Sugary drinks

There are a multitude of reasons why you should avoid sugary drinks – diet or not. Including pitfalls such as not making you feel full and being linked to weight gain, the other harmful effects sugary drinks can have are;

Destroys your teeth
Increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Increase risk of premature death

Processed meats

Numerous studies have shown processed meats, such as bacon and sausages, linked to a variety of health problems. This may be down to the harmful chemical compounds found in such meats that heighten your chance of developing a chronic disease.

Eating high amounts of processed meats regularly is associated with having an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, it’s best to avoid these when wanting to lose weight!

The bottom line is that processed foods, such as the ones mentioned above, often contain added sugar and fat that will be detrimental to your wellbeing and weight loss journey. Make smart decisions by picking the “right foods”. Not sure what those are? Luckily, here at Bodyscan, we offer high-quality nutrition and fat loss plans for our clients. Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more. Why not begin your weight loss journey with a body scan that details your exact body composition of fat, bone, and muscle?

When people start to think of losing weight, most of the time they start to think about their fitness regime. Aside from diet, exercising is commonly regarded as the best way to get fit. Additionally, it has also been linked to many other benefits, including being a positive boost for your mental health.

When it comes to burning fat, it’s all about getting moving! Luckily, there are plenty of exercises that will work better than others when it comes to an increase in fat burning and promoting weight loss.

1. Cardio
The most common modes of exercise, cardio comes in all different shapes: walking, running, swimming, cycling, and many more. Many believe adding cardio to your workout routine may be one of the most effective ways to enhance fat burning and for good reason. A review of 16 studies showed that the more aerobic exercises people did, the more belly fat they lost. After all, that is the area most people aim to target for fat loss!

2. Resistance training
Whereas cardio will burn more calories, resistance training – also known as weight training or strength training – facilitates fat loss in a few different ways. This type of exercise builds a high amount of lean muscle mass, and, muscle requires an increased demand for energy expenditure than fat and any other tissue in the body both during exercise and at rest, there’s a good reason why all those people are pumping iron at the gym!

Accurate body fat measurement with Bodyscan
In order to keep on track of your body fat percentage and overall weight loss journey, it’s important to ensure you’re given an accurate representation of both. This is something your normal scales won’t give you. DEXA body scan technology is often considered the most accurate, detailed and consistent way to obtain a detailed analysis of your fat loss progress. Get in touch with our friendly Bodyscan experts today to get started.