Many of us eat foods that we think are healthy but in reality they are making us fat. It is frustrating when we don’t see our weight drop even after trying hard to eat a healthy diet. These foods involves healthy myths that could disturb our plan to be healthy and slim
Gluten Free Foods
Gluten free foods are often mistaken as an alternative for healthier foods. In fact many gluten free baked items are higher in calories in comparison to their wheat filled counterparts. The food manufacturers add starch, sugar and fat while taking it out. Instead choose whole foods or buy packed foods more carefully. Reading the nutrition facts on food labels is very important for diet watchers.
Plant based oils like olive, sunflower, grapeseed and canola can benefit the heart patients but still it must be consumed in moderation. Any oil pack provides about 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving. The coconut oil is loaded with saturated fat and it is still confusing whether it burns fat or not. So, it is important to keep the portions of oil in moderation while cooking and dizzling.
Lowest Calorie Yogurts
Some of the lowest calorie yogurts replace sugars and fats with artificial sweeteners, thickeners or fructose. Fructose leaves you feeling hungry and goes straight to the liver where it makes fat. So, its better to opt for unsweetened coconut milk yogurt or plain Greek yogurt with some fruit slices.
Smoothies found in restaurants are high in calories and the lack of fibre plus loads of sugar won’t make your tummy full. It’s better to have homemade smoothies with milk, fruits slices, veggies, protein powder and chia seeds.
Some of sushis are extremely low in calories still it is easy to get off diet track when special rolls are offered in the restaurants which includes cheese, cream, spicy mayo sauce, etc. So, it is important to stick with vegetable and lean fish in your sushi rolls.
There is no water and little protein in dried fruits. Plus the sugar is condensed. Because of its small size you won’t fill up easily, and thus its easy to overdo it.
We take green salads along with candied walnuts, dried cranberries and blue cheese and very easily our salads turns out to be a tasty and unhealthy desert. So, load up on the veggies, lean protein, and healthy fat like avocado or plain nuts, but that too in moderation. Try to skip dressings and use extra virgin olive oil .with vinegar or lemon instead.