If you are a man with pot belly or a woman with belly fat or perhaps someone who just wants to lose fat around the arms or other parts of the body, this article will help you; READ it to the end!
My name is Damilola, a health & fitness coach and for the past 2 years I have been helping over weight men and women like you get their dream body without taking expensive pills( that don’t even work) or crazy diet plans that starve you.
What I have discovered is that a fraction of our Nigerian foods are extremely fatty and filled with lots of calories.
Here are the 7 Foods to Avoid
Truth be told, the Nigerian foods listed below are EXTREMELY fatty. This is because they contain simple to digest, basic sugar that has little value for your body.
Let get into them :
Eating just 1 – 2 slices of yam is fine.
But when you eat a large plate of pounded yam with delicious egusi soup with assorted meat and a big chicken like the one in the picture below…
You are basically eating a meal that is very high in carb and contains lots of calories.
An average amount of calories in a big plate of pounded yam with the Egusi stew and different “add ons” could rise up to 1,000 calories.
And not to forget that the average person washes such meal down with a bottle of sugary drinks such as coke or Fanta.
Pounded yam is high carb food, and if you are trying to lose weight, it should be on your list of food that you should avoid if you want to slim down.
When you consume sugary drinks, your brain will not register it as REAL food. Which in turn will make you become hungry again after the first five minutes of drinking it. This can make you drink too much of it without understanding how it makes you gain weight.
Most of these processed soft drinks contain an average of 6-8 teaspoon of sugar in them.
And the sugar in those drinks, can make you fat, because when they get broken down into energy that your body use and when the amount of sugar your body gets is more than what it uses….
The rest of the broken down sugar then gets transported to your fat storage cells and stored in there in the form of fat around your tummy and arms and thighs.
If you drink a lot of soft drinks, you need to stop in other to be able to lose weight easily.
One of the most popular junk foods in Nigeria that we eat are in the form of pastries. Cake, Chocolate, Chin Chin, Puff puff, meat pie and Gala and white bread are very popular.
Most of these pastries are very unhealthy and are made with highly refined wheat flour and sugar.
And the truth is that they are fattening. This means if you eat them too much, you will gain a lot of weight. And if you are currently “big sized”, and you continue to eat this, you will not lose weight.
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