Are you getting fat unknowingly? Unfortunately, many people who start eating healthy make a few heavy mistakes. They literally show on the scale.
“But doctor, if I eat healthy foods, then I shouldn’t get fat, right?”
Yes, if you don’t overdo it.
A few years ago, there was a TV show where they tried to help obese children become healthier and lose weight in the process. And of course, one of the first things they did was to change their diet.
After a few months, they weighted a certain child again, but nothing changed.
Why? Looking closely, the doctors observed that this child was binging on healthy food so much, that his body couldn’t process it.
So instead of transforming the food into energy and nutrition, the body had no choice but to store it as fat.
Quantity AND Quality
You might think that you can binge on healthy foods as much as you like, but this is where you are wrong.
Some super foods contain a lot of calories, and you might be tricked into eating more than you should.
TOP 6 SUPERFOODS THAT MAKE YOU FAT
Although it improves your heart health and even reduce the symptoms of arthritis, among others, eating more than one a day could cause serious weight gain.
Did you know that a standard avocado packs 322 calories in it?
Which is a lot considering that:
- A woman should consume (on average) a maximum of 2000 calories a day.
- A man should consume (on average) a maximum of 2500 calories a day.
*If you want to calculate how much calories should you consume per day according to your specific measurements you can try this http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html#. But always keep in mind that your calorie intake may vary depending on your health status. So, talk with your doctor first before making any serious changes.
As long as you stick to one avocado a day, you should be fine.
2. Red Wine
How many of us enjoy a glass or two of wine after an exhausting day of work?
Well, if you want to lose weight, maybe you’ll want to find another way to relax, or at least, decrease the dosage.
Despite its curative benefits like improving your heart health and cholesterol levels, wine is packed full with calories. Only 5 ounces of red wine contain 125 calories.
But honestly, who drinks only 5 ounces of wine?
Exactly, so you’re basically drinking hundreds of liquid calories.
Next time you want to drink wine, keep that in mind.
3. Chia Seed
They are incredibly nutritious and healthy for your, but 12 grams of chia seed contain 60 calories.
And when you start sprinkling it all over your yogurt or oatmeal, you might drizzle a little more than you should. Accidentally doubling or even tripling your calorie count.
You shouldn’t cut it out of your diet of course, but be more careful with the dosage.
In your quest for losing those stubborn extra pounds, eating salmon is a great idea.
But did you know that three ounces of salmon contains 208 calories? Which is the required daily dose.
However, the typical salmon steak is at least twice that size.
Furthermore, seasoning adds extra calories. For example, one version of a six-ounce salmon steak comes out at 1,470 calories. That’s 75% of the average woman’s daily calorie requirement.
How to avoid this?
Simply grill salmon at home and split the steak in half.
5. Trail Mix
The ultimate health pack, loaded with different types of nuts and dried fruits – what could be fattening about it right?
Well, what if I told you that three or four handfuls of this nutritious snack has 500 calories?
That’s ¼ of your required daily calorie count if you’re a woman, or 1/5 if you’re a man.
To make sure you don’t overeat this food, stick to just one-ounce serving.
Unfortunately, most yogurts found on the market are filled with added sugars that coat your organs and trigger inflammation.
How can you avoid that?
Only consume yogurts that contain Lactobacillus acidophilus, or that say “live active cultures.”
How many of these did you use to overeat?
Healthy eating is all about quantity and quality. Knowing how much to eat and what will get you to your desired weight.
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To your health!