Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog

Your fitness regime is extremely important in reaching your fitness and weight goals; but your diet also plays an important role. Without a proper diet complimenting your exercises, you’re going to have to work that much harder to get the body you want. This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to completely change everything you eat, but eating in moderation and replacing certain things in your pantry are a must. When it comes to finding healthier substitutes, there are a lot of food items that seems/pass of as healthy alternatives, but are actually just as bad! Below is Edge Bootcamp’s list of food items you should avoid.

Fat-Free Yogurt
Although it sounds healthy because it says “fat-free”, most of them still aren’t healthier. Fat-free yogurts tend to come in flavours that often have a high amount of sugar. Alternatively, buy fat-free plain Greek yogurt and flavour it yourself with real fruit or honey.

Dried Fruit
Dried fruit contains a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals but are often modified with added sugars. Eating fresh fruit is a much healthier alternative as it has fewer calories per serving, less sugar and it’s fresh!

Flavoured Soy Milk
Soy milk is extremely health for you as it is high in protein and potassium. The vanilla, chocolate and strawberry kinds? Not so much. These extra flavourings tend to add extremely unnecessary extra calories.

Energy Drinks
They promise to boost your stamina during a workout with added caffeine, vitamins and minerals, but most are extremely unhealthy and loaded with sugars. Most of these aren’t FDA approved; and there’s really no better alternative to staying hydrated then water.

Blue Corn Chips
This is very specific, but we often hear that blue corn chips are a healthy alternative for those extra “cheat nights”. Unfortunately they really aren’t that different- having almost the same calorie, fat and sodium.

Navigating your pantry for foods that fit your diet and fitness goals requires a lot of determination and self-discipline. Let our Edge Bootcamp staff create the perfect meal and workout regime to help you achieve your fitness goals. Edge Bootcamp provides personal training in the Toronto and Mississauga areas. Give us a call at 647-802-3260 or book online for your personal training session.