Most of us won’t be hitting the beach any time soon thanks to the coronavirus keeping us all stuck at home. However, once this virus is no longer a threat, it’s time to bust out the beach towels and sunscreen! Being stuck at home can very easily tempt one to eat a lot of comfort food.
If you can find the discipline to drop the following unhealthy food groups, you will be on the right track towards washboard abs!
Limiting High Carbs
While carbohydrates are an essential component of any diet, you want to make sure that you avoid foods that contain refined carbs. Foods with refined carbs are very unhealthy, with minimal nutritional value.
Candy contains a huge amount of refined carbs, flooding your system with loads of refined sugar which will bloat any tummy in no time. Drop that Hershey bar right now! White bread is another big no-no, including Wonder Bread, the buns provided by restaurants, as well as French baguettes.
Try to cut out any food which contains a lot of high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar, which includes potato chips, anything that has sweetener or artificial flavoring, baked confections and sodas. Too many refined carbs must be avoided, but so should high fats
Cut Out High Fat Food
Like carbohydrates, healthy fats are essential for a vigorous circulatory system and the ideal cholesterol levels. However, many foods are packed full of trans-fats and saturated fats. Try to curb the number of saturated fats that you consume but eliminate trans-fats completely.
Processed foods contain an unbelievable amount of trans-fats, which can be found in cakes, cookies, doughnuts and other baked treats. One of the main ingredients in baked goods is butter, which is solid fat. Try replacing butter in your cooking with lemon juice, organic olive oil and herbs.
Meat is another monstrous source of solid fats, particularly with the fat. You can make steak and lambchops far healthier by simply cutting off the fat. You should also try to avoid consuming processed meats like burger patties, which are a staple of fast food, which should absolutely be cut out!
No More Fast Food!
It is incredibly difficult to fight the temptation of a large serving of crispy golden French fries, a juicy cheeseburger, complete with a super fizzy Coke. If you knew just how unhealthy this classic fast food meal was, however, you might think twice when picking up the phone to call your favorite joint.
Fast food contains a crazily fattening combination of both trans-fats and refined carbs, such as the highly processed and greasy patties sandwiched between sugary-sweet buns in burgers. Eating most types of fast foods is bad for you, but too many buckets of fried chicken and cheeseburgers will result in high blood pressure, heart conditions and even diabetes.
Speaking of fried chicken, fried food can also be happily added to the list of banned foods, no matter how crispy you prefer your food!
Forget Fried Foods Forever
Very few people are under the impression that French fries and fried chicken are healthy. Even the biggest advocates for comfort food can’t deny that it isn’t beach body friendly. This is because fried foods are brimming with way too many calories, fat and salt.
Not only will you be keeping your shirt on at the beach if you eat too much-fried food, you are also increasing your risk of suffering chronic illnesses to do with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Frying food simply spoils a lot of the otherwise nutritional quality of food.