7 “Healthy” Foods That Makes Tummy Fat Hard-To-Lose

Trust me, I get it – dieting can be complicated!

You have a mental laundry list of what you can and cannot eat.

You’ve stock piled your produce drawer with fruits and vegetables, your pantry is stocked with healthy snacks.

All the ingredients to prepare healthy meals for the week.

You’ve even printed out Cosmos latest article of the “Top 50 Weight Loss Foods.”

It sounds like you’re set up for success, right? Not so fast.

Have you ever struggled to lose weight despite how strictly you’re following the healthy guidelines?

Well, maybe the problem isn’t that you’re falling off your regime, perhaps the problem is you have foods included that are guaranteed to sabotage your diet.

Here is a list of some (of the many!) sneaky foods that you may not even know are holding you back from the results you deserve.

#7 – Protein Bars

Boy, oh boy. Protein bars.

protein bars for weight loss

They seem like such an easy solution, don’t they?

A grab-and-go meal chock full of protein and other healthy nutrients to help fuel your day.

Yes, adding more protein to your diet is an excellent way to curb appetite and achieve weight loss.

But make sure you’re looking closely – you might be surprised to see what’s inside that little bar of deliciousness.

Sugar, high-calories and more sugar.

Most bars contain well over 15g per serving with some having up to 45g per bar. They’re basically a glorified chocolate bar.

Alternatives

The simplest alternative, make your own.

There are so many easy to follow recipes on the internet that give you high-protein bars with limited sugars and almost all of them are no-bake!

Yielding about 8 – 10 servings per recipe, this also helps save you money!

Now it’s important to remember; not all protein bars are created equal! Here are some good options if you are trying to skip playing chef.

NuGo Slim Chocolate Mint:

  • 18 grams protein
  • 6 grams fiber
  • 3 grams sugar

RXBAR Chocolate Coconut: Now the sugar content is a little high here, but the reasoning is that this is made from 100% whole foods, including dates which are high in natural sugars.

  • 12 grams protein
  • 6 grams fiber
  • 12 grams sugar

Primal Kitchen Lemon Chia

  • 14 grams protein
  • 6 grams fiber
  • 5 grams sugar