For anyone trying to lose weight, carbs are usually looked at as the number-one enemy. While not all carbohydrates are bad for you, some do have the potential to slow down your weight loss efforts. It can be tricky knowing which carbs are good and which are bad. Sometimes even when you’re trying your hardest to eat healthily, you can be consuming bad carbohydrates without even realizing it.
According to Jeanette Jenkins, celebrity trainer and founder of the fitness company, Hollywood Trainer, she steers clear of refined carbs altogether. She says one of the worst carbs you can eat while dieting is croutons.
This small salad topping may seem harmless at first but since it is a refined carb, it actually contains a lot of sugar. Since your body processes these sugars into fat, it can easily ruin your weight loss efforts.
Jenkins, who has trained celebrities like P!nk and Kelly Rowland, says that these processed carbs "create inflammation in the body and increase the risk of disease," according to Women’s Health Magazine.
Whether you’re eating a healthy salad for lunch or enjoying a warm bowl of soup, leave the croutons out if you’re on a diet. You’ll thank yourself later!