Diet plans in Dubai Weight Loss

3 Innocent-looking Foods That Harm Your Metabolism

You could think of metabolism as an inbuilt machine in your body that is responsible for burning calories. If your metabolism isn’t functioning well, there’s a little chance of your losing any weight at all. And there’s nothing worse than starting an exercise program to lose weight, making good diet changes, but still not seeing the results you expect to see.

The reason for this is, even though you think you’re consuming a healthy diet, there is often some hidden food in your diet that is ruining your weight loss efforts.

If the following foods are found in your daily diet, then you have the answer as to why your weight loss isn’t efficient:

1. Fruit Juice

fruit juices
Contrary to popular belief, fat isn’t the first thing that you need to eliminate from your daily diet – sugar should be. Drinking fruit juice that mostly contains a lot of sugar immensely damages your metabolism.

It is true that fruit juice come from a natural source, but you must also understand that there’s a difference between eating apples as a fruit and drinking it when it is processed and turned into juice. When most manufacturers make apple juice, they press the apple and remove all of the fiber. And after they’re done with all the heating and all whatnot, they add sugar, food coloring and flavoring.

One glass of fruit juice contains 30 grams of sugar. You can imagine how much damage that can do to your metabolism. Also learn to avoid other types of sugary beverages because they’ll have the same disruptive effect on your metabolism.

2. Whole Grains

You’ve most likely heard that whole grains are healthy and also weight-loss friendly. But that’s just a misconception that has been spread around the internet. As a matter of fact, whole grains might actually be the number 1 offender when it comes to messing with your metabolism.

There are 3 main compounds in grains that hurt your metabolism and these are gluten, starch and phytic acid. Gluten causes inflammation, which in turn can lead to so many diseases. Starch turns into sugar quickly and as for the phytic acids, they bind to minerals and so you can’t really gain from the minerals and vitamins from the whole grain.

3. Artificial Sweeteners

This might come to you as a surprise since most of the adverts on television tell you that you can consume these artificial sweeteners, without consuming any calories and maintaining a thin waistline. This, however, is not true.

These sweeteners can stimulate your appetite and increase your cravings for carbohydrates, so you end up consuming more calories which you most likely wouldn’t have consumed if you didn’t use these sweeteners.

Studies have shown that drinking one “diet” soda per day can significantly increase your risk of gaining more weight.


These 3 foods should have no place in your diet at all. You could probably reduce your consumption of these foods to just one or two servings, a week.

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