Whether you’re just trying to trim a few pounds from your figure to look your best for a special occasion, or you’ve embarked upon a mission to refashion your entire body image, there are a number of healthy tips and tricks that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine that will help you reach your goal more quickly and easily. This article explores one of these—how to avoid certain foods and preparation methods that pack on the pounds.
Skip the Deep Fryer
While no one doubts that deep fried foods can be delicious, they are a big source of empty calories from fat. Not all fats are bad, and some of them can even aid you in losing weight. However, what comes out of the deep fryer isn’t on that list. Simply eliminating food choices that use this style of cooking can bring immediate results for your figure! If you have the option, especially when preparing your own meals, go with baked, grilled, or even pan sautéed options.
Pasta Sauce and Other Prepared Foods
Read your labels. Grocery shopping can be a chore, but it shouldn’t be counterproductive to your goals of weight loss, however large or small your goal may be. Many prepared foods add sugar and salt to increase flavor and preserve foods. One major offender is pasta sauce, which can have as much sugar as three brand-name crème sandwich cookies. The closer to the top of the ingredients sugar or salt are listed, the more of it that food contains.
Don’t be Fooled by the Light
As most of you know, refined or processed sugars go directly to fat in the body—do not pass go, do not collect $200. If you’ve just got to have a little sweet, opt for fruit with plain, unsweetened whipped cream or plain yogurt with vanilla extract or even a nice portion of a bar of extra-dark chocolate. Most foods that are labeled “light” have removed fat and added sugar or artificial sweeteners to deceive your palate. Both of these are bad news.
Avoid Empty Food
Some processed foods are alright to eat occasionally. However, you should avoid empty foods. That means foods that have no natural nutrients, such as highly processed snack foods and boxed dinners. Your body usually ignores added nutrients, because they are not readily absorbed. Replace a few of these with whole fruits and vegetables or raw nuts and seeds.
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