Worst Cooking Ingredients for Weight Loss

Worst Cooking Ingredients for Weight Loss

What Are A Few Ingredients That Should Be Avoided, And How Do They Lead To Weight Gain?

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners stimulate your appetite and increase your cravings for sugary food. They also promote fat storage, which contributes to weight gain.


Margarine is made with vegetable oils and is high in calories. It also contains salt and emulsifiers that can increase body inflammation, leading to weight gain.

Fat-Free Dairy Products

Most fat-free dairy ingredients, such as cream cheese, are less satisfying. As a result, they will leave you craving more food, contributing to weight gain.

Canned Veggies and Fruits

Some canned veggies contain excess salt, and Bisphenol A (a synthetic estrogen used as a food-can coating) increases tissue mass and encourages weight gain. Canned fruits can also contribute to belly fat. Most canned fruits lack enough fibre, thus stimulating your appetite. Besides, they are made with artificial flavourings and additives that may contribute to weight gain.

Healthy Alternatives to Try

  • Natural sweeteners such as stevia and raw honey
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Mint leaves
  • Broccoli
  • Gram flour
Elena Ognivtseva
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I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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