For men who struggle with weight loss, these 5 foods could be the reason it’s so difficult to lose (and keep off) those extra pounds!
If you’re a middle-aged man, odds are, you weigh more than you would like to – possibly even a lot more. You may have tried various diets and exercise programs to no avail, and there’s a good reason for this.
For one thing, most diets are designed for women, and don’t address the unique reasons why men tend to gain weight around the middle – especially once you hit middle-age. Secondly, even if you diet, the foods you are eating may actually be contributing to the problem.
In fact, shocking new research reveals that certain common foods have devastating effects on men.
These foods can make weight loss feel next to impossible, and the more you eat them, the more you are increasing your risk of diabetes, depression, low libido, and heart disease – as well as other health problems.
For example, two very common types of food that you probably eat on a regular basis are creating an estrogenic reaction in your body, which kills your chances of losing fat and building muscle while giving you that soft-around-the-middle look you just can’t seem to get rid of.
The good news is, there are ways to reverse these effects, and reduce that stubborn belly fat at the same time. And don’t worry – you won’t have to give up your favorite steaks in the process! In fact, the right levels of healthy fats and calories are important in order to maximize healthy hormone levels and fat burning.
No matter what your age, there are things you can do to keep a lean, trim, healthy physique for years to come.
For starters, men of all ages should avoid these 5 foods:
- Soy-Based Foods. If you’re not a tofu-lover, you may think you don’t eat much soy, but you would be wrong. Soy can be found in just about all processed foods these days, including snack foods, cereals, salad dressings, breads, and more. Soy is used as a texturizing agent, as well as to provide protein to many processed foods, which brings us to #2.
- Processed Foods. You probably know they aren’t good for you, so why not make a resolution this year to start avoiding these chemical-filled, unnatural, and unhealthy foods? You may be surprised to find yourself starting to lose some weight just from this one change! Instead, choose whole, healthy, natural foods like grass-fed meats, fresh vegetables, and low-glycemic carbohydrates.
- Commercial Milk. Dairy products from conventionally raised animals are often tainted with hormones, not to mention contain denatured fats that are difficult for your body to process, and can derail your weight loss efforts.
For foods #4 and 5, as well as 3 simple fat-burning strategies for men, which have helped thousands of men lose weight and regain a naturally healthy physique, check out the fascinating information in this free video here: