Weight Gain Damage Control
Written by Thin Thin
How to easily identify foods than can trigger weight gain.
Although one can count fat grams, carb grams and so forth Calories are King when it comes to what we weigh. Calories (kcal) equal energy and energy is what makes the world go round....and at times, it can make our little bodies go round as well. No fun at all! But counting calories day-in and day-out can also be no fun at all.
So how can one spot the bad guys (ie fatty, high calorie foods) without being tied down to a life of counting calories OR at least until one becomes adept at counting calories? Here are a few tips from Thin Thin that can assist in Weight Gain Damage Control:
Before selecting the foods that you want to eat, examine well. How close is a particular food to its natural state? Is it drowning in cheese? In sauces? In gravy? In salad dressing? In dipping sauce? Is it fried? Is it battered? Is it battered and fried?
If the food is an animal protein, was it prepared with the skin? Lean or fatty cut of meat? Has all visible fat been removed? How was the protein prepared? Fried? Roasted? Grilled? Boiled? Nuked?
If the food in question is prepared from a box, can or bag, check the labels. How much sodium does it contain? As a note, sodium can encourage water retention in some individuals thus creating false weight gain as water weighs heavily. In fact, the human body consists chiefly of such.
Also examine the label for fat content, particularly saturated fat and Trans fat. Look at the cholesterol content - keeping in mind that just because a food is cholesterol free doesn't mean it won't impact your cholesterol readings.
All of the above questions can assist in narrowing-down the most healthy food selections to insert into your daily diet.
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