Food to Avoid if You Want Six Pack Abs. Which products you have to avoid if you want to get a six pack abs?
In this article you will find not only products that have a negative effect on your dream abs but on the body overall. So let’s start with the list of products to avoid!
1. Whole milk products.
Fatty milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese – all of these are fatty products which are not recommended for consumption since sour cream, butter and fatty cheese, for example, contain concentrated milk fat that promotes increase in blood cholesterol levels. Lately I’ve noticed that supermarkets have had a sudden boom of development and keep offering new ecological products, however, the majority of customers still buy “regular”, non-eco foods that unfortunately contain antibiotics and hormones (in order for a cow to produce milk it is treated with hormones to maintain steady milk production. Think about what you’re eating and how does that correlate to your inability to lose weight).
Dairy is not the best source of calcium!
Milk and dairy create an acidic environment. Similarly to the majority of animal-based products, dairy contains remains of hormones and pesticides, along with different microorganisms and unsaturated fat. By overconsuming calcium-rich products, we can actually have the opposite effect and develop a state of calcium deficiency since all of the consumed calcium is further used to neutralize protein.
2. Supermarket-bought, non-eco peanut butter
Non-eco or not 100% peanut butter can contain trans-fat – palm or vegetable oil, or other. Trans-fatty acids are also one of the substances responsible for increasing overall blood cholesterol levels; the body cannot “read” them properly and does not discharge them, which in the end causes excess weight in the form of fat rolls. Because clean peanut butter contains a lot of the good fat and is consumed by both athletes and vegans, I believe that a pre-requisite for adding peanut (also almond and hazel) butter in your daily diet is if it’s bought in eco-shops and only contains ground peanuts, no added oils or too much salt. Please always read through the ingredients list!
3. Processed meat.
This goes for all kinds of meat that is found in small quantities in products like sausages, hot dogs, meat Swiss rolls, lunch meats, salami, nuggets, canned “meat”, etc. Always remember that this is not actual meat, and additives, including dyes and flavor enhancers (such as monosodium glutamate that can really be described as poison meant to improve taste, causing several types of diseases), are present in all of the abovementioned products. I really feel sorry for older people who cannot afford to buy real meat, and instead opt for sausages and lunch meats – unfortunately, the reality is that this costs them trips to the doctor’s office.
I have excluded meat from by diet for 2 months now, and I feel great! The only type of meat I really recommend consuming is eco poultry, an only when it’s possible to find out how the bird it raised and fed. This kind of poultry is of course a lot more expensive, but I do not recommend being cheap when it comes to food, especially if you have kids, since the child’s body is three times more susceptible to all artificial additives, hormones and pesticides!
4. Artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are magical, aren’t they? They have no nutritional value and contain no calories… They are found in products such as Coca-Cola Zero, sweet no-calorie dressings, and basically all foods that feature a huge label “SUGARFREE”. So, what do these sweeteners actually contain? Well, the most common ingredient is aspartame, which is also found in many fitness products, especially protein shakes. That is why I recommend re-evaluating the consumption of these shake, as well as other foods and drinks (for instance, sweetened drinks, sweets, yoghurts, etc.) that specifically advertise to be sugar-free. Also, pay attention to the ingredients of natural sweeteners as well: for instance, stevia is one such sweetener that does not affect the blood sugar levels and creates an alkaline environment. Lately, however, manufacturers have begun cheating and even though the package proudly says that the product contains stevia, reading the ingredients reveals that stevia contains just 20% of the sweeteners, and the rest are artificial. Always read the ingredients carefully!
5. Sweets and alcohol.
As for sweets, they increase blood insulin levels, which then results in excess weight and acidic body environment. Better stick to natural sweeteners, such as honey or stevia.
It’s also common knowledge that alcohol is bad for you as it is addictive, causes fluid retention and edema, creates an acidic body environment and causes fatigue.