When you are in the quest for weight loss, you must learn to classify food according to calories and nutrients.
Food that are high in nutrients and low in calories are good food for weight loss. You must learn to incorporate more good food into the diet.
Food that is low in nutrients and high in calories is bad food for weight loss. You must avoid consuming the bad food.
The moderately-good food belongs to those moderate in nutrients and moderate in calories.
What are the bad food for weight loss? The information in this article is taken from Food Survey by US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. You can use the online service to search for the nutritional values of the food items for weight loss dieting plan.
Alcohol is bad food for weight loss purpose. Many people do not know how they manage to gain weight when they count calories for every meal. The answer is in the alcohol. They forget to sum the calories in alcohol into their daily calories computation. They forget or underestimate the calories in alcohol.
Do you know that a can of beer has 155 calories? Do you know that a carafe of red wine has 418 calories?
If you aim for 500 calories meal, and consume a carafe of red wine with your meal, you are taking in 900 calories for the meal. If you drink a can of beer an hour after the meal, you have more than 1,000 calories in your body.
How are you going to burn off 1,000 calories from a meal that does not even make you full?
Sugar is another bad food for weight loss purpose. A can of soft drink without sugar contains only 7 calories. A can of decaffeinated and sugar-free soft drink contains only 4 calories. A can of regular soft drink contains 136 calories.
A 20-minutes walk burns slightly more than 100 calories. You need to walk more than 20-minutes just to burn off the calories from a can of regular soft drinks.
Alcohol and sugar are bad food. They add calories without making you feel full. You must avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol and sugar for weight loss purpose.
Fruits and vegetables are good food for weight loss purpose, especially when you eat them raw. They make you feel full without too many calories. Raw fruits and vegetables have high water and dietary content.
A large apple of 212g has 110 calories. One medium orange of 130g has 62 calories. One medium banana of 120g has 105 calories.
One medium cucumber of 160g has 16 calories. One medium carrot of 61g has 25 calories.
If you consume a cup of vegetable and fruit salad with raw carrot and apple of 170g, you take in 222 calories.
The method of preparation is very important in weight loss. Many traditional Asian food are low in calories and high in nutrients.
According to the Health Promotion Board, Singapore, a bowl of rice porridge with sliced fish of serving size 559 gm contains 211 calories.
A bowl of egg noodles with shredded chicken, dried mushroom, and green vegetables (serving size 653g) contain 346 calories.
A serving of winter melon soup with pork ribs contains 102 calories, without rice. A bowl of glutinous rice steamed with pork, black mushroom, Chinese sausage and lard contains 343 calories. A bowl of steamed rice will have much lesser calories.
If you like mushroom soup, you can cook the clear mushroom soup instead of creamy soup. You can eat your favorite food without the excess calories.
If you seriously want to lose weight, you must know the calories of the food before you start eating.
Before you drink the red wine, you should think of the calories in the red wine. Before you eat the slice of cheesecake, you should think of the calories in the cheesecake.
You can lose weight by reducing the calories from bad food, and increase the consumption of good food.
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