28. Seasoning salts
Speaking of salts, most people cook with a bunch of different seasoning salts, turning healthy meals into ones that raise blood pressure and spark future cravings. For this reason, try to use seasonings that don’t contain sodium. If spices and herbs intimidate you, check out this easy-to-use guide and learn tasty ways to cook salt-free.
29. Pre-made deli salads
Just because it is advertised as “homemade” doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Most salads you’ll find for sale in the local deli are made with salad dressing or oil. You’re much better off making your own so you can control what does and does not go into it.
This one condiment seems harmless enough, but did you realize that it is extremely high in both sugar and salt? That makes ketchup double trouble when you’re trying to lose weight. Yes, it goes real well with French fries, but you shouldn’t be eating them very often if you’re trying to lose weight and get healthy anyway, right?
Certainly, you can’t eat perfect all the time but the better you eat overall, the more progress you’ll make toward your goal of losing weight and getting in shape. Limit foods like these in your diet and you’ll fit into those skinny jeans faster than you thought possible.