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Foods To Stay Away From

To maintain your cholesterol and in turn your fitness, here are the foods you can avoid.

  • Saturated fats and oils: Stay away from butter, coconut oil, palm oil. Instead, you can use margarine or even vegetable oils like olive oil.
  • Trans fats: Try avoiding trans fats. These are hydrogenated vegetable oils which have been made hard chemically. These is especially bad for your fitness as they help increase the LDL cholesterol.
  • Limit fatty meat: Especially bacon, beef, sausages and hot dogs. Limit your intake of these if you wish to stick to your fitness frenzy.
  • Egg yolk: Egg yolk is bad for people with high LDL. Avoid this to normalise the situation.
  • Dairy Products: Like cheese and milk. Limit your intake of those dairy products whose milk fat content is more than 1%.
  • Avoid fast foods: A sound advice for nearly everyone. To help you with your fitness, avoid fast foods and snacks covered in cheese and mayonnaise.
We have all heard about the harmful effects of cholesterol on our health. And one of the effects of fitness that one must keep in mind is to check the level of cholesterol.

For that, we must know the basics about cholesterol and the foods we need to stay away from to maintain levels of cholesterol.

Bad Cholesterol And Its Effects

First of all, not all cholesterol is bad. In fact, it is a necessary fat for the cells in your body. It is just the LDL which is bad. It is known as the bad cholesterol.

The most dangerous effect of a high level of LDL cholesterol is the risk of heart attacks. Heart attacks are caused by a combination of factors no doubt. But the high level of bad cholesterol is one of them.

What Can You Do To Maintain Cholesterol And Fitness?

To stay fit, you must lower your LDL cholesterol. And to have this done, you must banish a few food items from your diet chart. This way, your fitness schedule stays intact. You stay healthy.

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If you’re serious about building six pack abs then your breakfast is the most important meal of the day because your body has been recovering in sleep and is starved of energy so first thing in the morning it’s your opportunity to feed your body some much needed great foods which will kick start your metabolism.


This an ideal breakfast for first thing in the morning because it contains lots of good carbohydrates which will release energy over a longer period of time. It also contains a lot of protein and fiber which will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Porridge/Oats also contain essential vitamins and minerals, so if your trying to build your six pack abs porridge/oats is one of the best options you can eat first thing in the morning.


Grapefruit is another citrus fruit which gets ignored a lot, but it shouldn’t because the nutrients that they contain are absolutely fantastic especially if you are trying to get red of stubborn belly fat and build six pack abs. Grapefruits are rich in lycopene and Limonoids which help to prevent things like tumors and cancer, they are very hard to find in other fruit and vegetables but you get plenty in grapefruits. They also help with the digestion of your food and after a big meal can be a wise choice to help digest your food faster because of their acidic properties. So, a great option for your breakfast especially if your looking to lose body fat or lose weight in general.

Scrambled Egg

Eggs are a great source of protein and what better way to start your day with a round of eggs. There is however a certain way to make your scrambled egg. Firstly NEVER use milk when making your eggs in the morning, just mix your eggs up as they are using the egg white and the yolk. The yolks are fine to eat, its been well documented that eating the yolks of eggs is perfectly healthy as that is really where most of the goodness is anyway. You can eat boiled eggs by all means there just as good but scrambled egg is also another super breakfast option that you can choose to eat.

So you now know 3 great super breakfast foods to eat. Another little tip though, I often have a small bowl of porridge with some nuts and berries on top to give it an extra bit of taste. It’s delicious, try it.

If you want more details, try out the Nutrition Guide that goes with our Muscle Building With HIIT.