Losing weight successfully is a mix of exercising and eating correctly.
But there are foods dieters should definitely avoid if they want the shed the pounds.
Protein shakes and bars are great for supporting muscle growth if consumed after a workout, but eating them before can be a disaster.
This is because protein digests slowly, so could cause unwelcome digestive problems.
Milk is an important source of calcium, but due to its high fat and protein content, is another culprit for causing digestive issues if gym-goers try to workout after consuming it.
High-fibre cereal is a quick and say breakfast, but due to fibre digesting slowly, it is not the best choice before a workout.
This is because exercising may interfere with the digestive process.
An alternative breakfast that won’t cause these issues is oatmeal, as it is high in carbohydrate but low in fibre.
Spicy food is known to help with the weight loss process, but should be avoided before a workout.
This is because exercising with spicy food in your stomach may lead to heartburn or indigestion.
Surprisingly, salad can cause issues – but it depends on what kind is eaten.
Raw vegetables should be avoided, Terry Wahls, MD, and author of “The Wahls Protocol” revealed.
He explained this is because raw vegetables have enzymes and their cell walls are still solid, which means it takes more energy for the body to digest them.
This is fine for lunch at work, but before strenuous activity, it is not advised.
Eating properly is often the key to effective weight loss, and the way food is eaten could also change slimming results.
Frida Harju, nutritionist at the Swedish health app Lifesum, www.lifesum.com, explained chewing food throughly is the key to keeping trim. She made the comments after it was revealed Samantha Cameron chews her food fifty times before swallowing as a way to stay slim.