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Foods That Make You Fat

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Are you obsessed with losing weight? Every single pound that you lose makes a difference, that’s why you're very careful with what you eat – right?  Although it may be true that cutting down your food intake can help you lose unwanted pounds, there are a couple of foods you simply should give up and exclude from your diet plan. This could be the same foods that you need to give your body the nutrients, however they could be the same foods that make you fat. This is sad but true.

Here are the top foods that can be good for your body but can make you fat if eaten in excess.

Lean Meat

If you are trying to gain extra pounds, the protein in meat may be your best friend. However, if you are trying to lose weight, remember to eat meat in moderation. Meat is a good source of iron and protein to give you more energy to get through the day. Limit your portion size to two matchbox slices of lean meat once or twice a week.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is made of good fats and is a rich source of protein, however, if you want to lose weight you might want to stay away from peanut butter, but if you can’t stay away from it, you can limit your intake of it. 

Whole Milk

Dieticians often say that milk is a good substitute for those who are trying to lose weight. Indeed, it provides the body with nutrients that it needs while it does not provide the bad type of fat. However, consumption of whole milk can make you gain weight. Each glass is equal to 60 calories.

We have all heard the saying that we can eat whatever we want to if we eat in moderation.  So for successful weight loss perhaps the only thing that can save you from getting fat is to control the amount you consume. Some foods may be organic and natural but as long as you are eating more than you should, you will be in danger of gaining weight you’re not meant to gain. 

Old Habits Die Hard

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Why do I keep slipping into my old habits? The answer is pretty simple – old habits die hard. You may need to consider what lies behind these bad habits for weight loss success. If you have gained a lot of weight keeping a lifestyle that can be pretty much described as unhealthy and you eat a lot of fast food burgers, spend a lot of time in front of the television and always choose to drink a soda when you can have water instead then it is time for change.

Wondering why you always go back to the unhealthy lifestyle you’ve been trying so hard to give up? Perhaps this checklist could help you determine what’s wrong:

  • You’re not sure if you can do it. You can lose weight and that’s what you should be holding on to. The idea of not having enough strength is going to hold you down and perhaps it may even be the reason why you keep on coming back to the old habits.
  • How much weight do you want to lose? You know that you don’t like your weight right now, but you’re not sure how much weight do you actually need to lose. Perhaps you need to get this ideal weight figured out so that you won’t think that losing 5 pounds gives you the right to eat a donut for snacks.
  • What do you think of healthy dishes? Sometimes, our idea of what is healthy makes us like it even less. A mind set of eating only what’s healthy and believing that such dishes can be delicious too should keep you on your diet plan.

Healthy dishes don’t have to mean bland. Sometimes, they could mean the most delicious one among the options. Old eating habits can die hard, but with a strong heart to overcome a weight problem, can surely make you make things happen.