Fitness Fuel: What’s Sabotaging Your Workout Efforts?

Posted on April 8th, 2014 in Blog, News.

Pizza and pasta and beer, oh my! Now that spring is here and we’re seeing a lot more athletic activity from our users, we’re taking a look at fitness fuel and how what you have for breakfast could affect that post work jog. Do you track your foods in a daily food log? While it may seem like a tedious process, it’s incredibly helpful for those times you hit a rut or need to pinpoint something that may be sabotaging your weight loss. The team over at An Appetite for Health revealed a list from a New Zealand research study that identified 49 foods that are considered the most damaging to your diet. Do you agree with them? What’s your most tempting healthy diet wrecker?

Ditch These Worst Foods for Your Diet to Win at Losing

1. Alcoholic drinks

2. Biscuits

3. Butter, lard, dripping or similar fat (used as a spread or in baking/cooking etc.)

4. Cakes

5. Candy, including lollipops

6. Chocolate

7. Coconut cream

8. Condensed milk

9. Cordial

10. Corn chips

11. Cream (including crème fraiche)

12. Chips (including vegetable chips)

13. Deli meats

14. Doughnuts

15. Energy drinks








16. Flavored milk/milkshakes

17. Fruit canned in syrup

18. Fruit rollups

19. Fried food

20. Fried potatoes/French fries

21. Frozen yogurt

22. Fruit juice (except tomato juice and unsweetened black currant juice)

23. Glucose (pure sugar)

24. High-fat crackers

25. Honey

26. Hot chocolate, chocolate milk

27. Ice cream

28. Jam

29. Marmalade

30. Mayonnaise


31. Muesli/granola bars

32. Muffins

33. Nuts roasted in fat or oil

34. Pastries

35. Pies

36. Popcorn with butter or oil

37. Puddings

38. Quiches

39. Reduced cream

40. Regular powdered drinks

41. Salami

42. Sausages

43. Soft drinks

44. Sour cream

45. Sugar (added to anything including drinks, baking, cooking etc.)

46. Syrups such as golden syrup, treacle, maple syrup

47. Toasted muesli, granola, and any other breakfast cereal with more than 15 grams of sugar per 100 grams of cereal

48. Whole milk

49. Sugar-rich flavored yogurt

There they are in all their glory. What are your thoughts? Did they miss anything? What’s the hardest item on this for you to stay away from?

via – An Appetite for Health