One of the things I have learned over the years is  that sugar is your enemy.  Not only is sugar bad for you because it can cause chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease but it will sabotage any effort in you trying to loose any weight.  You will be surprised how many so called “healthy” foods you eat may have way too much sugar in them already.

Some obvious foods should be on your “no” list because they have way too much  sugar and have very little nutritional value:

  • Soda
  • Ice Cream
  • Cakes / Cookies / Pastries

Some foods marketed as “healthy” have added sugar.  You should stop eating these:

  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal with added sugar
  • Yogurt with added sugar
  • Any type of low fat product that is sweet (low fat cookies)
  • Fruit Juices.

If you have a craving for something sweet, moderation is key however when you are trying to loose weight especially in the beginning, it is best to eliminate as much sugar from your diet as possible.

The goal is to try and eat foods that are nutrient dense.  I call these foods, “Superfoods”.  They actually make you healthier and are filled with nutrition.  The calories or sugar they have in them will be worth eating because you are nourishing your body.  For example if you must have something sweet.  Have a bowl of blueberries over a small cookie.  Blueberries I’ll talk about “Superfoods” in depth in a later post.