Many dieticians will say eat whatever you want so long as you watch how much you eat. I could not disagree with this more.
If you are trying to lose weight, you have no need, or room, for 'empty calories' in your diet. These are substances that provide calories, but with no nutritional value (vitamins & minerals). Here are the top 2 empty calories to avoid and the third has no calories, but is still best avoided...
1. Sugar. It is debatable if sugar even qualifies as a food, as the definition of food generally includes 'nourishment'. The average person in the UK (the US is similar) eats 1.6lbs of sugar per week - that adds up to an incredible 400 empty calories per day. Deciding to give up sugar could be the single most important decision that a dieter makes.
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