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Foods That Can Still Add On Weight Even If They Appear Healthy

Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t always easy. Temptation is everywhere. Even the foods that seem healthy and right for someone on a diet may contain hidden fats that can make you gain weight and stomach fat.

Let me explain. For years nutritionists have been telling us that foods like fish are beneficial to our health. This is because fish contains omega-3 fatty acids.

With that in mind, you may think that eating all types of sushi would be good for you since they include fish. This is not necessarily true since many popular sushi rolls contain foods that are unhealthy like cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Still other kinds of sushi contain battered or fried fish. This can sabotage your diet quickly. So, with this in mind, find out what’s in the sushi before you order it. The best sushi choices for dieters are sushimi or basic tuna rolls such as tuna or salmon.

Another example is dried fruit. Fresh fruit is good for us, so dried fruit must be too, right? Not really. All the water has been removed from dried fruit so it is denser than fresh fruit and has more calories per piece. Some manufacturers actually add sugar to dried fruit making it even more caloric. If you’re going to eat fruit, make it fresh. It’s the healthiest.

Let’s talk about granola. For years, this food has gained the reputation of being healthful. While it can be healthy, many brands of granola contain added sugar, which means additional calories and fat. If you want to eat healthy granola, it’s best to make your own, that way you can control the amount of sugar that is included and reduce that stomach fat.

The food deceptions don’t stop there. There are some lunch items that also have hidden fat and calories, such as the veggie burger.

Veggie burgers may be void of the fat and cholesterol that plague meat burgers but they can have even more calories because of the added cheese and dressing in the ingredients. If you love veggie burgers it’s best to eat them only occasionally.

If you want to stay fit and healthy it’s important to know what you’re eating. To make the smartest choices don’t assume a food is healthy because it appears that way. Read labels. Ask questions. That way you will know you are making the best choices for you.

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Tips To Get Fit The Frugal Way

Although we all want to be fit and healthy, many of us don’t exercise as much as we should do. This may be lack of motivation; it may also be lack of funds.

Many of us have happily trotted down to join a gym, and have then gone very pale and broken out in a cold sweat when faced with what it will cost us. Well I’m hear to tell you that all this expense is unnecessary; you can get fit and healthy at very little cost, if any at all.

Being frugal when in comes to exercising doesn’t mean that you are missing out on anything and you are saving all that money too. It shouldn’t cost us to lose weight and get fit, that defeats the purpose of the exercise if you ask me. You will want a new wardrobe to show off your new figure, but you will have spent all your money getting it and it will be hidden under your now, too big ,clothes.

Walking and running are two of the best exercises you can do, and won’t cost you a penny.

Many people lay out a lot of money on gym equipment for their homes, then quickly lose interest and they stand gathering dust. Check the classified ads to pick up some great bargains.

Your circle of friends can prove invaluable when trying to track down second hand gym equipment for the home. Also check out ads for garage sales and have a look around these. You can pick up great quality equipment for pennies, they are just glad to get rid of them.

Make use of everyday items around the home to exercise with. You can use gallon containers of milk or large tins as weights.

Put extra vigor into your everyday household tasks. If you have a slight sweat and are slightly out of breath you are burning calories.

Two highly effective and completely free forms of exercise to do in your home are sit ups and press ups.

If you want a structured exercise program, get yourself one of the many free exercise videos available on the internet.

So there you have it, a frugal exercise program can benefit you just as much as the expensive ones. This difference is that you now have the cash to spend on yourself instead of giving it to the gyms and still get rid of stomach fat fast.