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.