If you don’t drink any alcohol, this is the time when you sigh of relief; but if it’s not the case, you must know, the high amount of empty calories—the ones that aren’t quality nutrients for the body—gets stored in your belly as fat. That’s where the expression beer belly come from.
It is a known fact that the most you eat them, the most you’ll get fat—unless you were born with an ectomorph-privileged body, which is not the case, otherwise you wouldn’t be here—. So, the question is: what can we do about it? Easy, just reduce them! Carbohydrates are as important as proteins to have a balanced healthy diet, and we can’t stop eating them forever. Maybe you could avoid them for a couple of days, and then starting to eat small portions of rice next to your eat and a bit of salad, for example; if you feel hungry, always choose to eat more protein, and no more carbohydrates. When we eat a lot of carbohydrates, our bodies create more fat, which we absolutely don’t want, but when we don’t eat carbohydrates at all, we tend to have a lack of energy, and that’s why most of diets fail, your body ends up craving for carbohydrates and it will be worst if you don’t drink enough water during the day. So in this case, just reduce them as much as possible.
3 Bad Combination
Some people—not to say “most”—mix up rice with grains/legumes, or cereals with milk; and don’t get me wrong, I know it’s what we’re used to, and what we’ve been told to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to do it. And why is that? Because of what was already explained in the carbohydrates section! You cannot eat carbohydrate + carbohydrate.
2 Juice Fruits
Apparently, there’s nothing wrong with a fruit, since it has a lot of vitamins and nutrients, but on the other hand, fruits have a lot of fructose—depending on the fruit itself—, which is basically sugar, so there wouldn’t be anything wrong if you eat a pair of strawberries or a green apple, the problem is when you grab a bunch of fruits and toss them in the blender to make a juice. That is going to be a lot of sugar that you’ll hardly get rid of at the gym, considering the amount of calories are way higher than the calories you will burn—without mentioning the couple of sugar spoons you probably added to the juice already had its own sugar!
Finally, the beloved snacks or any processed food you buy out there. Mostly, things that come and a box or package. Things that are not as fresh and natural as a lettuce! Fast foods and milk shakes; any candy—even if it’s supposedly sugar-free—. And I know what you’re probably thinking right now: “what am I going to eat between meals then?” Well, there are some natural options you could use as snacks: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, or low-sugar fruits like strawberries, blackberries, kiwis, grapefruits, watermelons, or you can even make an avocado salad, you just have to be creative with the healthy foods you can eat.