While most people desire to be fit and have a toned body, it can be quite difficult especially given the amount of unhealthy food that is readily available. You are always involved in a battle that you will inevitably lose between yourself and the urge to munch onto the tasty but unhealthy food.
It is impossible to completely stop consuming the unhealthy food items because at some point you will have to reward your body for putting up with the diet and eating clean. However, it is important to maintain a balanced diet and not over-indulge in certain items. Here is a list of some of the items that you should avoid or consume very less.
Creamy Salad Dressings
Always look to avoid creamy salads like Caesar and ranch. These are high in fat and calories. One serving of creamy salad contains more than 140 calories and almost 15 grams of fat. Instead, go for healthier options like leafy green salads.
Coffee beverages are loaded with syrups, sugar, milk, and whipped cream which makes them really unhealthy. You can try consuming hot tea or plain black coffee without any sugar for a healthier drink.
White bread’s two slices contain 24 grams of carbohydrate and 134 calories while giving you little to no nutritious value. If you are unable to give up bread, you can switch to the healthier whole-grain bread.
Items like ketchup and other types of sauces should be avoided as they are high in sugar. An average sachet of ketchup contains 2 grams of sugar and almost 9 calories. As an alternative, go for mustard, hummus, or lemon juice.
A single-serving 1.5-ounce bag of potato chips will give you 238 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 22 grams of carbohydrates. Instead, you can go for walnuts which will give you healthy fat.
On average, 10 French fries contain almost 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 25 grams of carbohydrates. You can instead go for the healthier side dish like baked sweet potatoes or a leafy green salad.
A single serving of ice cream contains 28 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat, and over 270 calories. Instead, you can choose Greek Yogurt which has 130 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 5 grams of sugar.
A cup of cooked pasta contains 54 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of proteins, and almost 300 calories. Instead, go for the healthier option in omega-3 rich fishes like Salmon.
A medium-sized croissant comes with 5 grams of sugar, 12 grams of fat, and 231 calories. The healthier alternative would be to consume eggs.
Most of the popular smoothie shops include very few fruits in your so-called ‘healthy smoothies’. Instead, you can consume fruit juices with no ice and without any sugar.