Top Foods to avoid getting Big Bellies

These foods you eat can have a major effect on your weight. They will most likely test your digestive system, cause you some inflammation and make you gain weight.

Sweeteners (Natural and Artificial)
Sugar alcohols, low-carb sweeteners naturally found in some foods and added to others, are another FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols). They are short chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. This causes gas and bloating.

Junk Foods
These are foods that can lead to a strong physiological drive within the brain to eat more and get fat. Obesity has increased drastically in the past few decades, correlating almost perfectly with an increased calorie intake in the population and junk food plays a big role in it.

Carb-Heavy Foods
These foods can change the balance of our gut flora which triggers inflammation. They are considered carb-heavy if they have a high ratio of carb grams relative to their weight. A plain rice cake is 80% carbohydrate! These foods are found in: breads (including whole-grain breads), white rice, cereals and pasta.

Harmful Fats
There are 3 types of fat that are linked to swelling (inflammation) and make you add more belly fat. These are trans fats, omega-6 fats and saturated fats. They are found in packaged foods, full-fat dairy, processed and high-fat cuts of meat, corn oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil.

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