Your Cart is Empty

8 Things You Should Never Eat If You're Trying To Lose Fat

March 18, 2014 4 min read

We can probably all agree by now that super restrictive diets do not work. Denying yourself the odd indulgence now and again can work against you and lead to binge eating. However, having said that, there are definitely some foods you should avoid completely. If you are trying to lose weight, taking a pass on the following 8 items is essential. Doing so will allow you to combat cravings, avoid energy crashes and start to slim down the way you want. 8 Things You Should Never Eat If You're Trying To Lose Fat

1. Any Snack That Only Contains Carbs

  If you eat a snack that contains only carbs, your body will convert it to simple sugars in your blood stream. This is not good. These sugars cause your body to produce extra insulin to absorb the sugar. The problem comes when your blood sugar comes back down. It will fall dramatically and leave you feeling the same energy drain and hunger pangs that prompted you to snack in the first place. This isn't to say that you should be skipping carbs completely. Try to make your snacks a combination of carbs, healthy fats and protein, which take longer to digest and will help you feel satisfied. Opt for a slice of bread with nut butter, or whole grain crackers with low-fat cheese, suggests Rachel Harvest, a registered dietitian affiliated with Tournesol Wellness in New York.

2. Frozen Meals

  Frozen meals are full of sodium. They are loaded up in order to make the ingredients last longer in your freezer. Sodium can lead to water retention, which will make you feel bloated and heavy. It's a horrible way to feel! When you don't feel your best, you are less likely to make the choices that will lead you to your weight loss goals. Besides, frozen meals are designed to pack an entire meal's worth of calories into that tiny tray, so every bite you take is just loaded. Our brain is a tricky thing and while large portions convince your body that it is full, small portions do not. You will not feel satisfied by that tiny amount of food. You'll be reaching for something else in no time, which means your calorie consumption will be through the roof!

3. High-Fiber Snack Bars

  Fiber is definitely an important part of a healthy meal plan. It will reduce your calorie consumption by making you feel full and it will keep your digestive system working like a charm. That said, it is not helpful for you to consume your daily total of fiber (25 grams worth) in a single snack bar while leaving it out of the rest of your diet.  "Fiber intake has to be consistent throughout the day to stave off hunger, improve digestive health, and not cause stomach upset," says Harvest. Instead of grabbing a bar, try adding fruits or veggies to every snack and meal. [bctt tweet="8 Things You Should Never Eat If You're Trying To Lose Fat"]

4. "Low-Fat" Foods

  These foods are NOT good if you are trying to lose weight. When fat is removed from food, the flavour goes right along with it. To correct this problem, manufacturers then load it up with sugar. As you know, added sugar is not only disastrous for your weight loss plans, it can be toxic to your health.

5. Juice

  It takes a lot of fruit to make one glass of juice. The problem is that you are getting all the calories from the fruit and missing all the fruit fibers that will make you feel full. Fructose, the natural sugar that makes fruit taste sweet, plays a terrible trick on your body and prevents it from recognizing when it is full. This can make you eat more and increase your insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes.

6. Artificially Sweetened Drinks

  "There are some people whose brains are wired in a way that artificial sweeteners induce or enhance cravings," says Dr. Charlie Seltzer, M.D., a weight-loss specialist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "If drinking a Diet Snapple leads you to the Ben & Jerry's, then you'd certainly be better off with water or water with lemon." If you must absolutely have the refreshing sensation of carbonation, try some sparkling water. The bubbles can actually help make your stomach feel full, which means you'll be less likely to overdo it at snack time!

7. Cereal Sold in a Value-Size Box

  And not just big cereal boxes, but any food you buy in an oversized, bulk configuration. Studies have found that people eat 22% more when eating from larger packages. If you know there is more food available, you may be subconsciously allowing yourself to eat more. You should also be careful of food items you get on sale. If it costs less, you are likely to eat more. Obviously you don't have to spend more on your food to eat less of it. However, if you do buy items in large value packs, break it up into serving sizes instead of eating out of the package.

8. Booze

  While it is possible to choose drink options that contain fewer calories, you will be hard pressed to find a way to include booze in your weight loss efforts. Alcohol provides you with no nutrients and lots and lots of empty calories. What's worse, drinking often dissolves your better judgement and you might find yourself making really bad decisions when it comes to food. Oh, but it gets worse. "When alcohol is present in your body, it's considered a toxin that your body wants to get rid of, and becomes you liver's top priority," says Dr. Caroline Cederquist, MD, creator of bistroMD. When your liver is working on clearing out the alcohol, it cannot burn fat efficiently. If you are really serious about weight loss, giving up alcohol or at least cutting down your consumption dramatically, is the only way to go. How many of these 8 calorie traps can you remove from your daily routine? Source: Elle.com

Have You Taken The BodyRock 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge?

We’ve put together a 7 Day Guide that helps you to buy the right foods and prepare the meals that are going to help you eat well and create healthy habits in your lifestyle. Learn More about the Clean Eating Challenge

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 227 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 10 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.


We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.