The tummy is one of the most focused on areas of the body. We all wish ours were a little tighter but more often than not we’re too lazy or unmotivated to actually do anything about it. Well, aside from working out which can obviously help, you may want to take a look at your diet first! You could be eating some seriously dangerous carbs that are packing on the belly fat. So read through this list and try to cut out these dangerous sources of carbs.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you at this point that most breakfast cereals are terrible for you. Even the ones that are labeled healthy or low-fat can still contain serious amounts of carbs. Not to mention most of them are loaded with sugar. There are some great and healthy cereal options out there, but be sure to check the labels and make sure they’re low in carbs and high in fiber.
JELLIES AND JAMS
What? Jellies and jams have carbs in them? Yes. Yes, they do. I’m very sorry. More often than not they’ve just been messed with too much. Added preservatives and sugar make most jams and jellies not healthy. And just one tablespoon of your favorite brand might contain as many as 13 grams of carbs. I said I’m sorry!
REFINED WHITE-FLOUR FOODS
This is a pretty broad source as there are a lot of foods that contain this pesky flour. And more often than not, any food that contains this flour is already heavily processed and refined. Also, many of these foods have been proven to lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even heart disease. So they’re just plain not good for you.
The list of foods that contain large amounts of refined white-flour includes bagels, chips, crackers, flour tortillas, muffins, pastries, pretzels, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. I know, know. Those are a lot of delicious things!
Don’t get too angry just yet. Yogurt is still great for you and can deliver some seriously beneficial probiotics to help your body digest properly. But some yogurts have been overly sweetened and therefore contain way too many carbs. Stick to Greek yogurt when you can and feel free to throw some fruit in there for a little natural sweetening.
Yeah. Turns out beer is bad for you. Who knew?! There can be as many as 20 grams of carbs in just one 12 ounce glass of beer. Also, there’s basically no other nutrient in beer so you’re basically just drinking straight carbs. Where did you think the term “beer belly” came from?