July 04, 2013 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
Four Foods to Avoid While Dieting
We know how food gets 10 times more tempting when you're on a diet! Trust me, I know that! Dieting is a long term progress that needs a strong will and motivation. There are foods that hinder your dieting process and adds few pounds to your body rather than helping you lose weight. We don't mean to put you off your favorite food, it's just a little warning against some sinful fatty goodies.
1. Pasta: Bye bye pasta! Being rich in carbohydrates and starch, pasta could be one of your worst enemies during dieting. Replace it with basmati rice or whole-grain pasta.
2. Fried Foods: Not only is fried food bad for your cholesterol levels, but also it contains fats that can lead to heart diseases. Control your appetite and stay away from french fries and mozzarella sticks.
3. Seasoned Nuts: Ever though that this little amount of salted or sweetened nuts can contain thousands of calories? A table spoon of nuts can contain a minimum of 200 calories. Switch the seasoned nuts with raw ones as they aren't fatty or rich with saturated fatty acids.
4. Cakes: Skipping your favorite cheese cake after lunch can save you a thousand calories! Replace a fattening cake with an apple or a fresh sugar-free juice and you will notice the difference.
Remember that everything in moderation is fine, just don't over do it that's all.