3 Foods You Should Banish From Your Cabinets
By Genevieve Cunningham
We’re all guilty of eating junk on occasion. Junk food is so good and tempting and just plain hard to resist. Disregarding any serious fitness fanatics, everyone’s cabinet probably contains a few unhealthy treats. But there really are some foods that should never cross your lips. In order to help you achieve this, it’s better not to buy them in the first place. While a little indulgence is OK, take a look at these foods that you should totally ban from your cabinets.
If you have the occasional soda now and again, you’re probably OK. But if you keep them stocked in your home, you’re probably drinking way more than you should. Soda has zero nutritional value. You’re literally drinking calories that bring nothing good to your health. Many people who stop drinking calories in this form actually find that they lose weight. If you can resist, skip buying sodas completely and opt for good old H2O instead.
Chips are so satisfying. In fact, they’re so satisfying we often eat half a bag or more in one sitting. So what’s so bad about chips? Again, this treat has zero nutritional value. But on top of that, chips contain crazy amounts of sodium. While you need some sodium in your diet, too much causes you to gain weight and retain water. And chips are so small and easy to munch on, we almost always eat more than we intend. Do yourself a favor and skip this aisle in the grocery store so that you won’t be tempted to stock up on these salty treats.
If you have a sweet tooth, go ahead and make it from scratch. Don’t give in and buy the sugar packed treats that come individually wrapped in boxes. These kinds of treats are packed full of calories, trans fat, and tons and tons of sugar. Just don’t. If you take the homemade route, you get to control how much sugar you get. And many times you won’t want to get up and bake, and your sweet tooth will pass without ever touching a single cube of sugar.
It’s tough to stick to healthy snacks all of the time. Be easy on yourself, and allow some occasional indulgences. But do your best to avoid these items from ever earning a permanent spot in your cabinet. Eliminating these foods will improve your diet, save you some money, and boost your health just a little with very little effort, but big results.