4 “Healthy” Foods To Avoid This Summer

It’s almost that time of year…

Time to show off the results of all your hard work in the gym and self-control in the kitchen.

Otherwise known as your summer body.

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But what if I told you that your hard work and consistent creativity in the kitchen could be in jeopardy?

That some of the food you have stowed away in your cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…

And are even dangerous to all of the progress you’ve made…

Well, I’m sounding the alarm like the watchwoman on the wall.

There are certain “healthy foods” that are sabotaging your summer body.

And even worse, you’ve probably heard your neighbors, friends and a television host or two rave about them.

But if you want to continue to lose fat and look your best this summer, you’ll play “keep away” from these foods.

So here they are 6 “healthy foods” to avoid this summer.

Yogurt

Yogurt has probably been a quick, go-to breakfast or snack for you on several occasions.

And there’s a reason for that…

Mostly because companies with loads of money like to market yogurt as a health food for women, specifically moms…

The next thing you know you take a bite of yogurt expecting John Stamos to magically appear in your kitchen!

Here’s the deal on yogurt…

It’s high in protein, weighing in at about 15 grams of protein per small container. Yogurt also contains probiotics that help to clean out your digestive tract, and plenty of calcium and vitamin B…

However, marketing moguls of major yogurt companies don’t like to spill about the amount of sugar they spill into each strawberry banana, raspberry, vanilla, (and the list goes on and on) yogurt.

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Typical grocery store yogurts contain nearly 30 grams of sugar!

Which is bad news for your beach body.

Pay special attention to the nutrition label on your yogurt of choice…

You’ll most likely start looking for a new one after you do.

Check out this list called the Yogurt Report to help you find a new favorite yogurt that cuts down on the sugar so that you don’t need to completely cut yogurt out of your diet this summer if you’re a huge yogurt fan…

Or, you can take the easy road, which is, well, avoiding it altogether.

Juice

Juicing diets were a big deal not too long ago…

And every year around this time, someone invites them into the conversation of “healthy” eating/drinking habits.

Don’t buy the lie.

Drinking juice 24/7 sounds delicious and easy…

And there’s a reason for that.

Because it is.

Fruit juice is loaded with sugar, and there’s nothing more convenient than drinking out of a carton of Minute Maid fruit punch whenever you’re hungry or strapped for time.

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And even though drinking juice makes seems like a simply sweet dieting option for the summer, I recommend that you avoid juice altogether.

Fruit juice is loaded with sugar…

Just one 8-ounce glass of juice will fill you up with at least 25 grams of sugar…

And let’s be real, when you’re hungry, 8 ounces of fruit juice can turn into 24 ounces real quick.

Plus the fructose from the juice processes in the liver, and is stored as fat shortly afterward.

Not the kind of effects you should get from a “healthy food.”

#avoid.

Trail Mix

I mean, it’s for the trails, right?

And trails involve exercise, so…

Healthy?

This is our subconscious train of thought when we see an appetizing bag of fruit and nut trail mix near the checkout counter at the grocery store. 

But trail mix, though marketed as a “healthy food”, is about as far away from “healthy” as you can get…

Especially when you’re trying to keep your sexy summer body for the whole season.

Think about the contents of trail mix with me for a moment…

Nuts (mostly peanuts), dried fruit (likely with added sugar) and even some chocolate “nibs” thrown in here and there.

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What you really have is a snack that’s filled with sugar (which causes fat storage), sodium (which causes water retention) and lots of calories primarily from sugars and fats.

Trail mix isn’t flattering four health in general, and certainly not for your summer body in specific.

This summer, say no to trail mix…

If you do hit the trails, a small bag of blueberries, raspberries and unsalted almonds will do you just fine.

Sandwich Wrap

Well, a wrap is healthier than an actual sandwich, isn’t it? 

Well, yeah.

A wrap definitely has fewer calories than piles of meat stuffed between two thick slices of bread…

But it still won’t suit you well in a swimsuit.

Sandwich wraps are typically high in sodium, which results in water retention and belly bloat.

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And a wrap that’s stuffed with avocado, salted meat and a cheese of some sort can add up to quick calories.

If you find yourself craving some type of sandwich wrap, here is my advice…

Don’t buy a wrap on the boardwalk.

When it comes to finding “healthy” wraps, fast food or even dine-in restaurants simply can’t be trusted.

You’re going to have to take on the task yourself.

Make your own veggie triangles with white-flour tortillas. Fill them with vegetables and avocado to keep it lean but filling, and packed with a nutrient-dense punch that’ll help you to keep burning fat and looking your best all throughout the summer.

Conclusion

Ladies, it’s almost that time of year…

Time to show off your summer body.

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And one of the best ways to look your best and keep heads turning throughout the season is to avoid “healthy foods” that are out to sabotage your hard work.

Keep working hard and eat true healthy foods to make this summer something special.