On a diet? Here is list of high calorie foods to watch out for
Eating healthy seems easy, but are there times you just can’t shift those last few kilos? When you are trying to shift weight you’re faced with a minefield of diets and fads mixed in with good information and facts. It’s hard to know what’s good and what’s bad all the time.
So here is a list of 7 high calorie foods to watch out for
- Opt for the lower calorie raw nuts and stick with a small portion – not more than half a cup.
- Another great option if you’re craving a mid afternoon salty bite is having a handful or toasted pumpkin seeds with soy sauce or sea salt. Full of zinc and anti-oxidants and super satisfying, but less calories.
- Instead grab an Americano or long black with a dash of low fat or skimmed milk.
- Green tea is a great alternative, with zero calories and much lower caffeine content.’
A glass of fruit juice is often a daily part of breakfast, but with around 112 calories in one glass of orange juice, and none of the fibre of the fruit itself, you could be racking up the calories without knowing it.
- Be mindful of how you feel when consuming raw fruit juice opt for vegitables instead
Not the act of getting dressed, but the salad toppers. Some are good and some are bad – very bad. It’s always best to opt for basic ingredients. Take French dressing for example; 80 calories for just a teaspoon of the stuff!
- Try balsamic vinegar
- Make your own dressing by mixing some organic yoghurt, Italian herbs, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Another great option is ginger juice, stevia drops, apple cider vinegar and lime.
- Experiment with flavours and stay away from store bought dressings all together.
A common misconception is that muffins are a healthy alternative. Store-bought muffins are full of sugar, fats and preservatives. A Starbucks muffin is around 415 calories.
- Instead, bake your own cakes from almond flour and fruits, or have some figs and nuts if you crave something sweet.’
6. Dates and dried fruit
At a whopping 282 calories per 100g, these little morsels can be a hidden calorie bomb.In small amounts they can be very healthy, especially before workouts, but eating too much dried fruit can affect stable blood sugar levels, so is not recommended
- Dried cranberries and Goji berries are a safer option due to their sour properties.
7. White bread
- If you’re really serious about fitness, try to cut out bread as much as possible, except for the occasional gluten free or wheat free slice. However, be careful with gluten free products and read labels, as they’re often full of sugar and additives again.
- Whole rye bread is slightly sour and great for heart and artery health. Wheat is an allergen for many people nowadays and cutting it out might have amazing benefits for your digestive health and energy levels