A popular gym mantra is that summer bodies are made in winter. This phrase may have been used, abused and misappropriated but there is a nugget of truth in it. The idea is that fitness goals cannot be achieved in a short space of time. It is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. You cannot wait for summer to come along before you start exercising and eating healthy. These decisions and actions need to be made every day and then they need to continue once summer hits. What is the point of achieving your fitness goals only to throw them away on summer binging?
This is not to say that you shouldn’t enjoy the summertime. There’s nothing quite like walking along the beach while eating an ice-cream or slurping down a chocolate milkshake on a hot afternoon. These are things that are inseparable with summer and if you want to partake then do so but remember to do so with moderation. Even too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. There are certain summer foods, however, that you should just not eat. A bite here and there won’t kill you, but these foods are simply bad for you. They have zero health benefits and they will only serve to increase your daily caloric intake without providing you with the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that needed for a healthy life. The following are 30 such foods that you should swiftly walk away from.
Is there anything that is more quintessentially American than a corndog? Is a carnival even a carnival without corndogs? If you grew up in the US of A then the chances are when you were a kid, you went to town on a corndog at some carnival or festival. You can probably remember the sun shining, the people laughing around you, the delectable crunch of the batter and then the glorious taste of the sausage when you get to the middle. What’s more, these tasty little treats can be eaten on the go. There was no need to stop having fun so that you could have lunch. You could very happily walk around with your sausage on a stick and go about your summertime business.
But and there is a very big but here, did you ever stop to think about what was in these portable treats? At the center, we have a sausage. Even healthier sausages are highly processed meat with a whole lot of fat thrown in, and the sausage in a corndog is certainly not a healthy sausage. To make matters worse, these sausages are then immersed in a carbohydrate loaded batter which is then deep fried in oil. The combination is simply a cardiovascular nightmare!