7 Surprising Weight Gain Culprits

Are you accidentally sabotaging your diet?

7 Surprising Weight Gain Culprits

You think your diet is nutritious and your fitness routine is on the right track so why are you packing on the pounds or struggling to shed the weight? Read on to learn how aspects of day-to-day lifestyle could be interfering with your ability to lose weight.

Processed Meat

Bacon at breakfast, a hot dog at lunch and pasta with sausage at dinner could be a few of the reasons your pants don’t fit. Not only are those meats packed with sodium, but processed meats (including lunch meats, corned beef, jerky, canned meat, even salted fish and meat-based sauces) could be causing weight gain. One study that examined over 8,000 diets and incidents of diabetes found that subjects who consumed any processed meats were thirty-eight percent more likely to develop diabetes. Swap these foods for organic meats or free-range proteins whenever possible, and consider processed foods a special exception in your diet, not the norm.

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