5 Foods a Nutritionist Would Remove From Your Diet
One day, after we’ve sold our billion-dollar idea to a well-meaning company that will keep us around as consultants (or when we finally win the Powerball), we’ll have a staff rivaling those of Hollywood’s starlets. First up, a personal chef, a personal trainer, and an esthetician on call 24/7. The list goes on from there, but those three are the first and most important additions to our payroll.
But “one day” is far, far in the future. Our current budgets don’t allow for such expenses. And while we can’t afford a nutritionist right now, we can press them for as much information as they’ll give us. So we asked Meryl Pritchard, founder of Kore Kitchen, to do a sweep of our kitchens. Scroll through to find out which foods a nutritionist would immediately toss out of our cupboards and refrigerators (and what you should substitute instead!).
Chips and Crackers
Similarly, Pritchard wants you to throw out your chips, crackers, and the rest of those traditional snack foods. The reason is pretty obvious, but we’ll sum it up for you with two words: empty calories. “Chips contain a lot of salt and trans fats. Excess salt like this can contribute to high blood pressure and hypertension. Trans fats are the lowest-quality, artery-clogging fat,” Pritchard says. She also added that any processed food (crackers, chips, cereal, bread, etc.) will slow down your digestion.
“Basically you're just eating empty calories,” she says. “If you don’t have it in your house, you won’t eat it; that’s the key. It can be easily replaced with things like homemade popcorn with olive oil and sea salt; raw veggies with a fun dip; edamame; fruit; nuts; etc. We use plantain chips at Kore Kitchen and pair them with guacamole.”
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This post was originally published at an earlier date on our sister site Byrdie and has since been updated.