Eating High Levels Of Fat

An excess of body fat in both males and females of all ages is the result of a lack of exercise and that we have been led to believe our high fat diet is a modern style eating plan. Eating high levels of a resin content is not the only way to add weight to the human body, but it's one of the easiest and most often ways that we do gain the extra pounds.

Many people do not realize they are eating meals that contain high levels of a resin substance because we many times view the advertised product as a meal that is "light." Many and I mean many of these so called "light" meals are not light at all, but rather they are just not as heavy as what they once were.

Just because we might say that a man's weight is lighter because he now only weighs two-hundred pounds instead of three-hundred pounds does not make his new two-hundred pounds an idea weight if he is five feet tall. So it is with food that is advertised "light." What they mean is that the product is lighter than what it once was when they tried to sell it to you before.

And remember when you eat out you will almost always find more fat in foods than what you might have put in your own cooked meals. And again "reduced fat" products will still have relatively high amounts of fat and therefore it should not give us the idea to eat larger amounts because of the "reduced fat" label.

Another disaster for the human heart is the fast food breakfast with the fried sausage, buttered biscuit, and fried hash browns. Then we add the scrambled eggs on a buttered English muffin and we have a heart attack in a bag. What ever happened to the bowl of cereal with skim milk and fresh fruit?

There have been studies that indicate we do not require the large amount of food intake that we so happily turn into a pass time. In fact, most of us underestimate our food intake, and those who are overweight often get that way by underestimating their food intake even more than those who are considered to be of normal weight.

In fact, most of the time if a product is high in fat it's also high in calories... and sometimes even if it's lower in fat it can still be high in calories. And therefore look at the calories which is a good way to keep the pounds off in the first place. You don't need to become a human calculator, but you should get a baseline idea of what you're consuming everyday. A survey of more than 1,000 people found that only 13 percent knew how many calories they eat a day. The best way to get an idea as to how many calories you are putting in your body is to record each morsel you take in for a day or two.

Getting a grasp on exactly what you're eating can help you find out where the bulk of your calories come from. Then you can make simple substitutions that shave off calories without sacrificing taste or satisfaction. For example, trading a handful of pretzels for 3 cups of air-popped popcorn sprinkled with 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese saves about 115 calories and has loads more flavor while tripling your portion size.

And remember the Nutrition Facts info on a package lists the calorie count in one serving. So don't forget to compare that with the amount you actually eat or drink because many packages contain two servings or more.

Your partners weight... not their sparkling eyes or sense of humor may have been what drew you to them, finds new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Couples tend to share similar body fat levels when they meet and are likely to stay that way over the years. Similarly, other research shows that if one partner improves their habits, the other may follow suit. Below are a few ways you can both live healthfully ever after.

Many studies show that breakfast eaters are less likely to be overweight than those who skip their morning meal. Set aside 15 minutes to eat together before you head out the door.

Just because one of you is a snacker doesn't mean you both have to be. Stop and consider whether you're actually hungry or just "eating with company" before digging in, and encourage your partner to do the same. And keep in mind that men generally require more calories per day than women.

If dinner at home means lingering over a long meal at the dining room table, dole out a portion before you sit down and leave any leftovers in the kitchen. With the extras out of sight, you'll both be less likely to overeat.

If one of you craves a hearty meal (like pizza) but the other wants something a bit lighter (like sushi) then place orders at two different restaurants and eat at home as a couple.

Buy groceries for a shared meal that you can each personalize to your liking and for that day's caloric needs. For example, one could buy the same basic ingredients that can be used to make a burrito or a lower-calorie salad.

And ladies keep in mind that men can usually tolerate more alcohol and calories... therefore instead of joining him for seconds, have seltzer with a dash or orange juice and a squeeze of lime. Or ask for half wine and half seltzer, and join in both rounds. And men keep in mind that you should stop after two which is the amount the USDA says you can drink healthfully.


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