There are a lot of things that cause weight gain (increase fat mass). This article is based on my experience working w/ clients - their common tendencies. Therefore, most of them had to greatly reduce or remove the following (6-12 months to see results).
Results can translate to :
Weight loss (primarily from fat stores)
Improved blood glucose levels
Improved sleep rhythm
Sabotage foods are often marketed as health foods but create the issue in the first place.
As an example, some individuals consume standard cereal products because they think it's a healthy alternative - it's important to consider lab data to determine what's healthy.
I hear: "Foods and beverages are not addictive."
After greatly reducing or removing the following....
Decrease body fat
Balanced or improved blood sugar (A1C)
Well-functioning digestive & gastrointestinal system
Reduced bloatedness / gut distention
Note: results vary from person-to-person.
Top food and beverages:
Sugary-caffeinated beverages (energy drinks)
Standard cereal products
Standard cakes (bake goods)
Decent % of grain products
Decent % of wheat products
Credit: "sabotage food," David Getoff.