Here are some possible subtractions from your diet, to consider:

High calorie beverages

Off all the food subtractions that you may make to your diet, cool-drinks must be one of them! Fizzy drinks as well as artificial fruit beverages are usually loaded with sugar or some form it. Avoid consuming these beverages and drink water instead. Enjoy the refreshing taste and amazing benefits it brings with it.

Foods that need to be deep fried

Avoid buying foods that need to be deep fried as doing so will increase your calorie count. Look for foods that can be prepared or cooked using much healthier cooking methods instead. For example, grilling involves using lesser amounts of oil than deep-frying.

Processed meats

Processed meats may contain fat, flavourants, salt, sugar, preservatives and other chemical additives that may not be good for your weight and overall health. Choose fresh, wholesome and nutrient dense foods instead.

Junk foods

Avoid overindulging in all kinds of junk foods. These foods may include deep fried potato chips, sweets, chocolates, biscuits, cakes and all sorts of other confectionery. Not only are these foods bad for your weight and health (if overeaten), but they may also be bad for your teeth! Stick to healthy treats such as fresh fruits or raw, unsalted nuts instead.

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In addition, stay away from products that are laden with sugar, fat and preservatives such as jams, jelly as well as some packet- and tinned products. Read food labels carefully before making any purchases so that you are aware of what the food contains.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.