Healthy Foods That Could Slow Your Gains part2

Healthy Foods That Could Slow Your Gains part2

Healthy Foods That Could Slow Your Gains part2

Dried fruit
Dried fruits are just normal fruits that have had the water taken out of them. So, a cup of dried fruit packs five to eight times more calories and sugar than a cup of the fresh stuff. Here's some perspective: a cup of fresh grapes is 60 calories, while a cup of raisins is a whopping 460 calories

Get it guilt-free: Go for fresh fruit whenever possible. Use dried fruit sparingly as a garnish, not as a snack.

Chocolate
Dark chocolate contains disease-fighting polyphenols and has even been associated with weight loss—if you don't eat too much of it, that is. 25g of dark chocolate packs in 155 calories and 9 grams of fat, 5 of it saturated. 

Get it guilt-free: Snack on dark chocolate that contains a high percentage of cacao—that means it's less sugary. Have just a couple squares at a time.

Gluten-free packaged foods
If you have a gluten intolerance, then you must drop wheat, barley, and rye from your diet to stay healthy. But gluten-free products aren't necessarily healthy. Gluten-free packaged foods often replace regular flour with cornstarch and brown rice flour, and are absolutely loaded with sugar in many cases which overall decreases nutritional content and makes them very high GI = sugar crash and cravings a few hours later. Avoid Gluten Free unless you really need to for medical reasons

Get it guilt-free: Whether or not you're on a gluten-free diet, you should try to eat as many whole, natural foods as possible, and limit your intake of heavily processed foods.

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