Foods That Make You Fat
Yogurt and granola for a snack sounds pretty healthy and tasty. The fact that all you have to do is grab a spoon, open the yogurt pack, toss in the granola and you’re ready to eat, is a plus. Great tasty, healthy and convenient are what this snack seems to be. What you might not know is that there is naturally about 16 grams of sugar in plain yogurt. Getting the flavored kind will add almost double the amount of sugar than the plain kind. Fat-free Greek yogurt has less sugar and twice as much protein than plain which makes it a better choice.
Okay, yogurt can be packed with sugar, but how about the granola? It is made of nuts and oats and that’s the only healthy part, because the majority of granolas are loaded with oils and sugar. This makes a cup of granola be up to over 500 calories and 28 grams of fat. Crazy!
When you’re at the restaurant these foods might seem like the more health conscious food to put on your plate, but you should know…
Sushi is something quite popular to have when you’re out and about with friends and family. It’s a break from the chicken wings and burgers, so it seems somewhat refreshing to break from the norm for a time. Plus it’s raw fish nothing fried and greasy….. right?
The Veggies and seaweed in the roll are low in calories the other stuff though, are not. In the more popular picks of sushi rolls the ingredients are packed with calories like the cream cheese or mayo that they slather it with. Also there are the tempura-battered(fried) sushi rolls. These ingredients can cause one roll to be between 500 and 600 calories and 20 grams of fat!
This is something vegetarians use plenty of on thanksgiving. It’s great nothing’s wrong with the tofu itself, but because tofu doesn’t have much taste to it, so restaurants usually add sauces and deep fry them. This will add too much sodium, calories and saturated fat.
The vegetables are great adding antioxidants to your meal. It’s all the cheese, sugar coated nuts, croutons and too much dressing that makes salads become so fattening. Even the vinaigrettes can be packed with as much calories as ranch dressing.
Sugar-free doesn’t always mean it’s a better choice
You’ve probably heard that too much sugar will make you fat. That’s why you cut back on the soda, candy, and cookies. So when you see the words sugar-free on something, you probably think no sugar no worries, it’s harmless to my waistline.
The thing with sugar-free products is that after the sweetness is removed what manufacturers do is add fat. They often trade the sugar for fat for the taste. One cookie can be up to 160 calories with 9 grams of fat. Pretty close to the sugar kind. Also sorbitol is a sugar substitute which most sugar-free cookies contain. Sorbitol can cause bloating and irritable bowl syndrome.