By now, pretty much everyone has heard about how refined sugar and processed carbohydrates (think cheat meals: bread, bagels, pasta, crackers, alcohol, and candy) are bad for your health. But the sweet stuff may be seriously holding you back from your fitness gains, too!
Lots of people are going dairy-free these days, and you don't have to be lactose intolerant to consider making the switch yourself. Why? Dairy can lead to problems like gut biome irritation (messing with the healthy bacteria naturally found in your digestive system), gas, congestion, and acne. Plus, consuming dairy tends to disrupt weight loss due to the way it spikes your insulin.