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The One Food You MUST Avoid If
You Want To Lose Weight

When it comes to losing weight and getting fit there are certain foods that we absolutely must avoid if we want to reach our goals. I’m going to assume that most of us know there are certain foods that we need to stay away from if we want to lose weight such as a Big Mac or a Whopper. However, there are some foods that we “think” are healthy and include them in our daily meals. There is one food in particular that is probably one of the worst foods for losing weight and chances are you have this food in your cup board. 

Alright, we all know sugar is bad for us. If we eat enough sugar on a consistent basis we are going to get fat. There are two main reasons why this happens. First, high sugar foods and snacks are usually calorie dense. A typical slice of cheesecake has about 350 calories (give or take)! That’s a meal in in itself. The thing you have to remember about weight loss is that in order for the weight loss process to occur, your body MUST be in a calorie deficit. Calorie dense foods such as sugary snacks will most likely take you over and above your daily calorie limit. 

Secondly, high sugar snacks contain A LOT of sugar. Our bodies can only absorb, store and utilize so much sugar at any given time. If our bodies can’t use or store anymore sugar, guess what happens? Your body will metabolize all that unused sugar into body fat. There is about 25 grams of sugar in one slice of cheese cake. My recommended daily intake of sugar is below 25 grams per day! 

Not good – Especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

On the flip side, there are packaged, high sodium foods that are calorie / carbohydrate dense that will help you GAIN weight instead of losing it and chances are, you have this food in your cupboard. These types of foods are not sugar based but sodium based. They will sabotage your weight loss efforts just like heavy, sugar based foods will but here’s the thing. We’ve come to think these types of foods are somewhat “healthy” and are acceptable foods. 

The reason why these foods are bad is because they are 1) Calorie dense; 2) Carbohydrate dense; And 3) Sodium heavy. 

Calorie dense foods are fine if you want to GAIN weight but when it comes to losing weight, you need to stay away or limit your intake of these types of foods. Carbohydrate dense foods will ALL convert to sugar in the body. Any unused sugar that isn’t used for energy or stored gets metabolized as body fat. This is why carbohydrate dense foods are NOT great foods for losing weight. Thirdly, high sodium foods will force more water into your cells which will cause you to GAIN weight. Here’s the crappy thing about consuming too many high sodium foods; it puts up barriers or blocks in your body so you can’t efficiently eliminate water and toxins. 

Don’t get me wrong, we need sodium to function. Sodium is an electrolyte that allows our muscles to contract and move. However, consuming too much sodium on a consistent basis can lead to all sorts of health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease and strokes. 

This leads to me to the one food you MUST avoid if you want to lose weight and get fit. Drum roll please…

Instant Noodles!

Instant noodles are calorie dense, carbohydrate dense and have a super high sodium count, per serving. If you’re trying to lose weight and get fit, you need to cut this food from your diet. I get it, instant noodles are cheap, easy to make and can be quite satisfying but wow, they are not a healthy food. Let’s take a look at one.

The One Food You MUST Avoid if You Want To Lose Weight

There are 3 main reasons why you need to avoid this food like the plague if you are trying to lose weight. First, one small package contains close to 500 calories! For most of us who are trying to lose weight that is over and above our meal allowance. Remember, to lose weight you need to be in a “calorie deficit”.

This one package will most likely take you out of your target meal allowance and put you into a “calorie surplus” which means you will gain weight. Also, who has one package of soup? This is nothing more than a side dish to your main lunch or dinner item which can be a sandwich or protein source. Add the package of instant noodles and a sandwich and chances are you will be WAY over your calorie allowance. Not good.

Secondly, there is 65 grams of carbohydrates in one small package! Yikes. This is way too many processed, starchy carbohydrates to have in one sitting (for a side dish!). Imagine having a sandwich on top of this? Add in another 70 grams of starchy carbohydrates and that close to 140 grams of carbohydrates in one meal. Depending on how active you are, a lot of those carbohydrates will be metabolized into body fat. Not good.

Thirdly, there is an outrageous amount of sodium in one small package. There is over 2 grams of sodium per package! The suggested sodium intake per day is about 2 grams and this one little package has over 2 grams. That is insane. Having one of these types of noodles each day will not only contribute to weight gain but high blood pressure. Not good.

The funny thing is that most of us have this type of food in our cup boards. I bet you if you go into your cup boards right now, you’ll find one of these bad boys in there. I’m not judging; I’ve had my share of these things in college. All I’m saying is that if you want to lose weight and get fit, consuming this food is not the way to do it. 

I remember my old training mentor saying to me when I was young. He said “Blake, if you want to get strong, muscular and healthy you need to eat whole foods. If it doesn’t run, jump, fly, swim or come from the ground, don’t eat it”. Those are some wise words meaning if it’s packaged, chances are it’s not going to help me reach my goals. The 3 foods you absolutely MUST avoid if you want to lose weight.

If you’re looking to lose weight, burn belly fat and get fit, start with a meal plan that will get you there. Please see my nutrition section here

Here’s a video of me explaining the one food you must avoid if you want to lose weight!

Remember folks, stay safe and stay strong!


Over his 30 plus years of experience, Blake Bissaillion has worked with nationally ranked body builders, power lifters and fitness professionals. In this time he has picked up volumes of applied knowledge that he openly shares with his clients. Mr. Bissaillion’s objective is to help as many beginners to weight training and fitness to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals while getting into their best possible shape. Mr. Bissaillion owns and operates Belly Be Gone, a fitness company that offers fitness and nutritional guidance and products.

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