Are these ‘healthy’ foods making you gain weight?
Harley street nutritionist Kim Pearson shares what to avoid, if you’re trying to shed pounds
Our desire for healthy food is growing and food companies have been quick to cotton on to the demand. But the goal of most food companies is to make profit, not to make us healthier and many foods that are promoted as healthy options are not quite as healthy as we might think.
Kim Pearson is a Harley Street nutritionist who specialises in weight loss. Here, Kim shares some of the ‘healthy’ foods to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight.
It might claim to be ‘one of your five a day’ but did you know that one small (300ml) bottle of pure, squeezed orange juice contains the equivalent to six and a half teaspoons of sugar? Yes, it’s naturally occurring sugar, but the body doesn’t know the difference between sugar from fruit juice and sugar from a glass of Coke. Sugar is sugar and consuming too much is not a good idea if you’re trying to lose weight. Instead, jazz up your water by infusing it with your favourite fruit, or cucumber and mint.