Working hard in the gym all week and then stepping on the scale to find you gained a couple pounds has to rank amongst the most frustrating things in the fitness world. It's right up there with choosing a workout routine only to get to the gym to find all of the machines you planned on using are taken or realizing you forgot your protein powder after you've just finished an intense workout and are craving it.
Here's the deal. Even if you literally work your ass off in the gym (or wherever it is you work out), your diet could be seriously hampering your weight loss (and muscle gain) efforts. The following 5 foods are foods that are killing your diet if you're eating them regularly.
Are you the type of person who needs a Rockstar in the morning to get your day started right? Or maybe you need a RedBull in the afternoon to help you make it through to 5 o'clock?
This alone could be hampering your weight loss efforts. An 8-ounce serving of RedBull contains 115 calories, while a 16-ounce can of Rockstar contains a whopping 280 calories. If you drink 1 Rockstar a day, you're adding nearly 2,000 worthless calories to your diet per week. Along with the calories, you're getting a super-dose of sugar. A single can of Rockstar has upwards of 60 grams of sugar. Redbull is marginally better at just over 50 grams.