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5 Things to Remove from Your Diet Today

Store-bought cupcakes are guaranteed to have these five unhealthy ingredients.

Everyone from Biggest Loser trainers to Dr. Oz and less famous nutritionists will urge you to remove these five food ingredients from your diet. Today. Making a habit of reading food labels can make a meaningful difference in your weight loss efforts.

Know what is in your food, and make a conscious effort to cut out these ingredients:

1. High Fructose Corn SyrupA man-made sweetner with zero nutritional value. The list without HFCS is shorter, but a few examples include soda, fruit juice, cereal, condiments, cookies, pickles and even cough syrup.

2. Sugar – A cup of white granulated sugar has 774 Calories. You’d have to walk for 90 minutes or swim for an hour to burn that off. Don’t burn it off? It converts to fat.

3. Enriched Flour – This means “white” bread products like sliced bread, tortillas and crackers. These grains are missing important nutrients that were stripped during processing. Stick to whole grains to reap all the fiber, minerals and vitamins.

4. Trans Fat - You’ll see this on labels as “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated.” These man-made fats (more economical than pure saturated fats) increase LDL-cholesterol and increase risk of heart disease. This stuff hides in packaged foods like margarine, baked goods, frozen foods, chips and more.

5. Saturated Fat – These are hard or solid fats, like butter or animal fats. They have a negative effect on heart health and increase cholesterol. Stick to healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) found in avocados, nuts and olive oil.

February 6th, 2009

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all these are hard i do go shopping and spend the time looking but wow alot have one or two of them in it its very hard cause our world doesnt want to or should say they dont want to take the time to be aware of this stuff.Thanks for the info tho!

posted Aug 1st, 2011 9:40 pm


Your body is your domain, if you don't take care of it, where will you live?

posted Mar 11th, 2011 1:31 pm


today is my cd day4... and i lost 1 kg per day... its vry hard to go ... .....anyway i like the mushroom/chicken flavour vry mch... still hv 10 days to go... hope i can lost 10kg after i complete the program... wish me gud luck... and wish u gud luck 2

posted Mar 4th, 2011 8:18 am


I need to get serious because my health is depending on it now..

posted Feb 1st, 2011 7:43 pm

dedrie reckley

Hi my bigest problem is belly fat please help .i would like to receive the diets review newsletter

posted Nov 30th, 2010 2:45 am

Brian C

Good list - I think the saturated fats are the hardest for me to eliminate.

posted Sep 14th, 2010 1:09 pm

r. Chipps

This is the kind of information i need to remind myself to eat healthy.

posted Jul 22nd, 2010 11:54 am


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One Response to “5 Things to Remove from Your Diet Today”

Feb 10th, 2009
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