BBW Diet Tips: What Not To Eat

By Radhika | 01-Apr-09 in Lifestyle
Radhika

Ditching the burger and reaching for the celery stick is pretty challenging for most of us. I should know, I eat healthy veggies and fruits for a few days and then give in to the charms of a pizza and all my efforts are wasted.


But this time around, I’m trying very hard and was hoping some of you would join me on my healthy food diet. It’s important to eat healthy not just to lose weight but to stay healthy overall. These are some basic tips I found that I thought would be helpful.


Kick the Caffeine and Soda
Yes, they’re really as bad as you think they are. They don’t do much for your body’s water content, the caffeine dehydrates you and the sugar in the soda doesn’t help either. You don’t have to entirely eliminate them (I’d die without my coffee!) but reduce your intake and when you’re thirsty, drink water! Yes, the rule of 8 glasses (or 2 liters) of water still holds true.


Control the Sugar
Not only is there sugar in your soda, but there’s “hidden” sugar in so many other places you wouldn’t believe. There’s sugar in ketchup, canned fruit, peanut butter, bread etc. And even when you’re buying “fat free” products you’re not safe because some of them replace the loss of the fat flavor by adding sugar. So watch out. The more sugar you consume, the more your body craves.


Salt and Starch Aren’t Any Good
Chips, crackers and other salty food aren’t just bad because of the fat content but because of the salt content as well. Bread and other starchy foods should also be reduced. They make you crave for more similar food. These foods also make you very thirsty and crave for those sinful soda pops!


Fiber Over Refined Grains
Fiber is healthy and works better by keeping us full longer. When you eat refined grains like white rice or the grains that are used to produce white bread, you’re eating food that has had most of its fiber stripped away and hence is lacking in nutrients. Need to be scared more? White rice, white bread, frosted breakfast cereals etc, all add glucose to our blood and spike our blood sugar levels. So eat fiber – it’s also great for the digestive system.


Fried Foods Are Still Bad
Unfortunately fried foods aren’t ever going to become good for us so let’s just try to forget they exist huh? When you have roasted meat it’ll probably contain about 3.1g of fat but deep fry the same beat and you’ve got 18.5g of fat!


Other Useful Tips

  • Sometimes we just eat because we need some flavor. Avoid the compulsive eating and trick (or treat!) yourself to some sugar-free gum.
  • Don’t, Don’t, DON’T eat processed foods. They’re really no good. Eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains etc.
  • You can put on weight even while you’re just having salads if you’re not paying attention to the salad dressings and condiments. They can be high in fat, and therefore negate the healthiness of the salad.
  • Stop overeating. Be conscious about your portions and eat only when you’re hungry and not because you’re bored/sad/got nothing better to do etc!
  • REMEMBER: 1 gram of fat has double the amount of calories than 1 gram of protein or even carbohydrates.

So I’m going to try and follow some of these tips and see how I go. Wish me luck people. I’m hoping some of you will join me on my eat-healthy mission?


Or does anyone have a tip to share?

(4 Comments)
  • Jen
  • 01-Apr-09 07:19

Great going Radhika and good luck! I'm actually already following similar guidelines, as I've said elsewhere in these comments. For me, I surprised even myself when I found the hardest thing to give up was not chocolate, but bread! I still eat bread, but I've cut down a lot and always try to have wholegrain organic bread as its a lot more filling and healthy! The sugar tip is a big one as well - I was blown away by what contained sugar when I was trying to cut it out of my diet. Let us know how you do with your diet and hopefully more people join in!

That A Girl Radhika! Help keep these Big and Beautiful Women "SWEET & HEALTHY"...! The IMPORTANT thig about eating right "IS EATING RIGHT ALL THE TIME"...! Just Staying away from all of the things you should not eat is not GOOD ENOUGH...! ORGANIC, ORGANIC, ORGANIC! wHEN THE MAN SAID: ( LOOK AT IT THIS WAY; YOU CAN PAY ME NOW FOR GOOD ORGANICS OR PAY YOUR DOCTORS LATER AN MORE...!) Even when it comes to good food there is a way "YOU" SHOULD & SHOULD NOT EAT IT in order to get the best benefits! Even when you buy Fruits and Vegetables; there is no should to it; "YOU BETTER WASH THEM BEFOR EATING"...! The more "HEAT" it takes to cook the food the more benefits you are cooking out of it! (Namely The NUTRIENTS) If it can be eaten "REW"; EAT IT REW...! The foods we eat today or "NOTHING" like what our great, great, great Moms and Dads eat years ago! TOO many "PESTICIDES" or gooding into the ground. And because of this we have to be aware of things like this! The 10 Most (and Least) Toxic Fruits and Vegetables! Conventionally grown peaches, apples, and lettuce are marinated in a toxic cocktail of pesticides, which have been shown to cause everything from dizziness to cancer, as well as headaches, rashes, and liver toxicity. But not all fruits and vegetables are affected equally (or receive the same amount of chemical treatment). Bananas, for example, are perfectly safe in their conventional (less expensive) form, thanks to a protective peel. So which conventional fruits and vegetables are the most toxic? The Environmental Working Group—an environmental research firm in Washington, D.C.—recently tested the pesticide levels of 44 kinds of produce to find out. 10 Most Toxic Conventionally Grown Fruits and Vegetables (in descending order of pesticide toxicity levels): Peaches Apples Sweet Bell Peppers (11 different pesticides found on a single pepper) Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Lettuce Grapes Pears (86 percent of samples tested found with detectable pesticides) 10 Least Toxic Conventionally Grown Fruits and Vegetables (in descending order of pesticide toxicity levels): Cabbage Bananas Kiwi Asparagus (7 percent of samples tested found with detectable pesticides) Sweet Peas Mangoes Pineapples Sweet Corn Avocados Onions (1 pesticide found on a single onion) AWAYS REMEMBER (SWEET & HEALTHY) WE ARE WHAT WE EAT...!

I eat as healthy as I can the majority of the time, never eat take away, hate friend foods. My doctor told me once that I was in perfect health...apart from being morbidly obese. Blood sugar, cholesterol, lipids and blood pressure all normal. So yes you can be fit, healthy, and fat.

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