Healthy Foods That Prevent Losing Weight
When trying to lose weight, not only training is important, but also proper nutrition. Sometimes, even following all the rules, you still don’t lose weight. Why? More likely, because you eat foods which just seem healthy, but actually hinder the process of losing weight. If you want to lose weight, eliminate or limit the consumption of these foods in your diet.
On average, every 100 g of cheese contain 60 g of fat and about 350 calories. Accordingly, if you eat 100 g of cheese per day, then 30 g of fat will go to the needs of the body and will not harm your shapes in any way, but the remaining 30 will be deposited on the waist and hips as excessive fat. At the same time, don’t forget that the other foods you eat together with that can also contain fats. This way you will definitely not lose weight. If you consider yourself to be an avid cheese lover, try to limit yourself and eat up to 100 g of cheese per week, giving preference to cheeses made from goat or sheep milk. Daily amount of cheese per day should be only 30-40 g.
Contrary to popular belief, dried fruit is not a dietary food and doesn’t have the same benefits as fresh fruits. After processing, these products are deprived of water and most of the beneficial trace elements, while sugar and calories remain in full. For example, 100 g of apricots contain 48 calories and 9 g of sugar, while 100 g of dried apricots contain 241 calories and 53 g of sugar. At the same time, in order to feel full, you will have to consume much more dried apricots. While on a diet, it’s better to exclude dried fruits or consume no more than 30 g per day.
Another useful but high-calorie product. Nuts are high in fat, so when losing weight, it’s important to limit their amount in your diet. 100 g of nuts contain about 60 g of vegetable fat and about 500-600 calories. Limit the amount of nuts to 30 grams per day.
High in calories and high in fat. The situation is especially bad with sunflower seeds, as they are like a drug, you will not stop until you’ve eaten the whole package. Sesame is also very high in calories, although it is extremely difficult to overeat. If you are trying to lose weight, skip seeds or limit yourself to 30 g per day. It’s better to add seeds to salads, cereals and soups rather than eating them separately to avoid overeating.
Juices and fruit smoothies
Smoothies are certainly very healthy, but don’t think of them as a drink because they are more like a complete meal and are high in calories. Smoothies are best used not to quench thirst, but as a source of energy, and it’s better to mix fruits with berries and vegetables to reduce the amount of sugar per meal. As for fruit juices, they are also not harmless, because they contain a large amount of calories and sugar. These drinks should be eliminated from your diet if you are trying to lose weight. For healthy weight loss, you can consume up to 300 g of fruit per day (about two medium size fruits). If you cannot refuse a smoothie, then remember you can put only 1-2 fruits in a blender per day, replacing the rest with vegetables.
Yogurt is certainly a useful product for losing weight, but only if without additives in it. One glass of yogurt has about 200 calories and about 10 grams of sugar. Here we are talking about natural yoghurts, because the others contain additives, which means — even more calories. Yoghurts shouldn’t be completely eliminated from the diet as they contain probiotics which improve the intestinal microflora and help improve digestion.
Tofu is an excellent dietary product, containing only 60 calories per 100 g. But have in mind that tofu itself is tasteless and sponge-like, so it absorbs the fat from all the foods you eat, which will build up on your sides if you combine tofu with fatty foods. It’s better to add tofu to salads and not fry it in oil, as many of you like to do.
Salads are healthy… but dressings for them are not healthy at all, since they contain fats and sugar. When losing weight, eat only those salads you cook yourself, so you would know exactly what they’re made of.