You are what you eat! Eating is an unavoidable part of our lives in fact for most people like me it’s the major part.
We look forward to every meal like the second coming (eager and prepared).
What we eat goes a long way in how we look E.g. if you eat a lot of carbs without burning them, you will store them as pockets of fat. Dieting is a vital part of weight loss even more important than exercise, hallelujah couch potatoes.
Recite this mantra excess calories not used becomes fat which must be burned.
In this post, we will be breaking down the constituents of your favorite processed food items making you fat.
To help you understand what you are putting in your body.
Processed food includes food that has been cooked, canned, frozen, packaged or changed in nutritional composition with fortifying, preserving or preparing in different ways” according to Eatright.org
A calorie is a unit of energy, it is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of water by one degree.
it is simply how much energy your meal gives you.
The daily recommended calorie intake is 2000 calories for a physiological man (75kg).
These are meals that have been cooked in advance so you don’t need to spend more than 3 mins preparing it e.g.noodles
Noodles are long thin strips of pasta that can be prepared in minutes a good example is “indomeen”
The calories gotten from an 85 g of indomie is 200 calories (10%of daily value without toppings).
Eating 5 Sachets would give you 1000 calories that is half of what you need for an entire day(if you’re a physiological man ,women need less).
You see the answer is eating a small portion, full gluttony will leave you with excess calories.
Another notable nutritional constituent is sodium, in 85g you get 20% of your DV in salt, multiply this by 5, you have your daily recommendation for sodium at freaking breakfast!
These are stealth calories i.e. you do not notice them but they are probably the reason you are not losing weight.
They are lowkey killers on the list of food items making you fat.
Haa yes the famous coca cola, one of the most popular beverage, a life saver for students.
A can of coke contains 140 calories per serving that is 7% of your DV.
It also contains 13% of your DV of carbohydrate.
Now imagine washing down your 5 sachets of noodles with a can of coke.
These are food items that have been processed then preserved by sealing in an airtight container.
There is a lot of debate going on about canned food mostly about it containing BPA.
Titus is a good example of canned and it is a stable in households.
A can of Titus gives you 234 calories, 46% of your DV in protein (an excellent source of protein)
Titus also has omega 3 fatty acid (healthy fat) ,is low in mercury.
Now add a 234 calories rich Titus for your lunch
Pastries are many kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, egg etc.
Examples of pasties are cake, donut and puff-puff
Donuts are one the most popular pastries, and a go to snack for most people .
It is also very rich in calories and one of the most fattening food items on the list.
They make good Cheat meals just don’t make it an habit.
These are food items that are high in calories and sugar and generally unhealthy to eat.
A bar of snickers gives you 280 calories and 6% of your DV of sodium.
You rarely stop at one snicker bar so do the math.
These are just examples of meals that should be minimized or avoided if you are to achieve your weight-loss goal.
You should take an active step in monitoring what you eat (start seeing the calories ).
Example of healthy calories include those gotten from fruits , vegetable and fresh meat.
this brings us to the end of our short list(food items making you fat).
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