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Myths About Low Calorie Foods

By Edited Apr 23, 2016 0 0

 Many of those who want to lose weight think that by eating only low-calorie products, the process of weight loss will go faster. There are many myths around about low calorie food and losing weight.

Here are some myths about low-calorie foods.

Myth number 1

Low-fat yogurt can be eaten in any quantity.

This is a myth, with constant use of yogurt or yogurt with a mass fraction of 0.1% body fat in the volume is not decreasing but increasing. The same applies to different "lean" of mayonnaise, ketchup, sour cream, butter, etc.

Fats from food, signal receptors of saturation. Then hunger sleep time. Receiving low-fat products, the body requires a new batch of food in less than an hour. Accordingly, you begin to eat more often, increasing the number of calories consumed.

Fat foods taste worse than their "full" counterparts. Therefore, in the "zero" yogurt uncommon flavors, sugar and substitutes, artificial colors. In such products, a lot of fast carbohydrates that are easily transformed into extra pounds.

The ideal situation is to have natural dairy products 1.5-3% fat, sugar and sweeteners. Once a week - cheese 5 percent fat. Add to it chopped fresh fruit for additional flavoring and nutrition.

Myth number 2

Less calories means you can eat much more and not have to worry about excess calories being consumed.

Low-calorie sweets rich quick carbohydrates, increase blood sugar and, consequently, provoking acute hunger. Eat a piece of the low-fat cake and in an hour you will want to eat a very large sandwich.

Want sweet - choose the lesser of two evils. Buy marshmallows (not chocolate), candy and jellies. They include pectin, it improves bowel movements. You can cook dessert and by using yogurt, cottage cheese and fresh fruit.

Myth number 3

Vegetables and fruits are the most useful, low-calorie foods.

This is true only partly true.

The Caloric content of some vegetables are very minimal, and fiber, which gives you health benefits and the feeling of being “filled”. But not all fruits and vegetables can be eaten at any time of the day or night. Prunes, bananas, avocados, dried fruit for dinner, do not approach. Just a diet containing only vegetables or fruits can lead to serious disruptions in the body.

The best option and vegetable salad with vegetable oils instead of calorie heavy dressings like Hidden Valley Ranch. For example, green salad with olives.

Without restriction in the flow of the day you can eat cucumbers, greens, squash, asparagus, spinach, bell peppers, cherries, blackberries, and grapefruit. Of vegetables can be cooked many delicious and healthy dishes. For example, peppers stuffed with vegetables, diversify your menu.

Myth number 4

Meat as a low calorie diet option that is healthy because it contains a lot of protein

Diet can definitely use meat but definitely not all types of meat. For example, pork is not one of them. The least fatty meat - poultry, rabbit, beef, and veal is a great choice as opposed to greasy and fatty pork.

Remember that the meat in gravy, batter or sauce is not diet food. Any additional ingredients to increase calories, and if the sauce is still tasty it is difficult to avoid overeating. If you eat a low fat cut of meat but then drizzle it in gravy or condiments such as steak sauce then it can become a very unhealthy meal and the negatives will far outweigh the positives.

You Best option is to eat meat that has baked in the oven or grilled on a barbeque. Garnish the meat with fresh vegetables. Stay away from greasy gravies and sugary condiments such as Heinz 57 Sauce.

Myth number 5

Diet Soda without any calories is harmless.

Carbonated drinks for those on a diet, is prohibited. The artificial sweeteners used in diet soda beverages can make you thirsty. You drink more because your body is dehydrated from the diet soda and it will cause you to feel swollen, and you will still be thirsty. You may not realize it but diet soda often dehydrates bodies so you need to avoid it. The acid in soda pop destroys tooth enamel. Because of problems with your teeth you will have to eat soft food, which slows down your metabolism.

Carbon dioxide (bubbles) cause bloating and heat burn which can adversely affect your goals of losing weight.

You should non-carbonated purified water. It can be bottled water or you can buy a water purifier to place on your faucet at home. It is imperative that you drink a lot of water and you need to ensure the water you drink is not contaminated. Water acts to help make you feel “fuller” so you eat less. Water is the most important aspect of your diet when you are trying to lose weight. If you plan on dieting without drink large quantities of water then you will fail. Each day you need to drink at least 64 ounces of water.

What is the approximate menu of useful products that contain a small amount of calories?

Breakfast and lunch are ideal turkey breast or chicken, pork, seafood, eggs, nuts.

For breakfast or afternoon snack: fish, vegetable oil, dairy products (cheese, cottage cheese).

Products made of wheat flour; cereals (oatmeal, brown rice) can be eaten for breakfast or dinner.

Great dinner: fruits and vegetables: cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, boiled potatoes, mushrooms, berries, green apples.

Even if you are eating all healthy foods you still need to control your intake of food by not overeating in huge quantities. There are some exceptions though such as carrot sticks. You can pretty much eat aw many of these vegetable as you want throughout the day. Vegetables such as these are healthy and will help you to get full. If you dip you vegetables in calorie heavy sauces such as a Ranch salad dressing then you will negate the positive aspects of eating these vegetables.

Losing weight is extremely hard but if you eat properly and lift weights then you will soon learn that it is not as hard as it may initially seem.



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