Diet foods from which we gain weight

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The low-calorie product, which even some prominent models use for weight loss, is cotton balls. Yes, the girl's moistened balls of cotton wool in juice or smoothies and eat them to reduce the feeling of hunger.

Less radical, but also eager to lose weight people are looking for special diet foods for weight loss in conventional supermarkets. Whether all those low fat yoghurts, cereals, desserts and even cakes can help to get rid of excess weight?

Yogurt, desserts and nutritional bars

When we diet, we are definitely starting to pull on sweets, desserts, sweet pastries – all the things we try to limit myself. Manufacturers know this well and offer a great choice of diet desserts. Such products are often represented as light, and therefore, do not carry harm to the figures.

Studying the composition Among those who want to lose weight very popular dairy products, namely cottage cheese desserts and yogurts.

It is believed that yogurt improves digestion and satisfies hunger for a long time nourishes and helps to lose weight.

Look at the ingredients: milk, water, sugar syrup, muesli, fruit juice, bran, corn starch, flavor identical to natural, cream, sugar, powdered milk, yogurt starter, bifidobacteria.

Now note that this "diet" yogurt is absolutely contraindicated for people with overweight.

In 100 g of yoghurt with a fat content of 2.2% contains 80 calories, 300 g (1 bottle) – as many as 240 calories and carbohydrates – 38 g! In such yogurt a lot of sugar and fruit, and it is fast carbs that immediately turn into fat. Especially harmful for the figure to drink a yogurt before bed, when your physical activity is zero.

Really useful product for health and shape is natural yoghurt, which included only milk, cream (if the yogurt untrimmed), starter culture live culture.

A part of light curd dessert is not suitable for diet and healthy eating. Except for sourdough and regular milk, they contain sugar and sugar syrup, cream, thickeners, concentrate, milk proteins, stabilizers, acidity regulators, wheat flour, vegetable fat, flavoring and coloring, pieces of fruit, chocolate, biscuits or jam. Caloric value of 100 g of dessert 140 calories, and one Cup (130 g) – 182 calories and 26 grams of carbohydrates!

Easy this dessert can only be called because it is really airy. Too carried away cottage cheese dessert, you are quietly gaining extra weight. Sweet curd desserts are not healthy foods for proper nutrition.

Three curious facts about yogurt

1. Smart marketers are not invented for nothing tiny packaging for yoghurts and desserts. Sold out this product much faster: very comfortable eat to eat yogurt from a small jar. Manufacturers went further and began to fill plastic cups content that resembles yogurt on the outside. There are brands that contain in their composition vegetable fat (often palm oil), which reduces the cost of production and is harmful to your health.

2. The fruit pieces in the yogurt, which attract many buyers – in fact the remnants of the so-called scrap obtained from making marmalade, juice, jelly. So don't flatter yourself.

3. Natural yogurt and yogurt product – two different things. Yoghurt can be stored up to 14 days at a temperature of +4...+6оС and yogurt product is 3 months at temperature +4...+25C. Forgery can be recognized by name, which is composed of the prefix "GURT": for example, "Fructidor" with strawberry-banana flavor.

What about "diet" bars?
Study composition: oat and wheat flakes, cereals (rice, corn), syrup, confectionery glaze white, dried apples, pastry fat (vegetable), candied strawberry, green tea extract, lecithin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sorbitol, natural dye Е141.

One bar contains 110 kcal (!), almost 18 grams of carbohydrates and 3.7 g of fat.

We outright lie, calling this product a dietary. Two such bars on calorie equals a snack or half lunch, but the volume of food will leave you hungry. Actually, it was the usual delicious candy, do not carry almost any benefit for the body.

Besides a large number of calories, fat and carbohydrates seem to be very questionable and some of the products in composition such candies. For example, white confectionery coating can be made of anything: the manufacturer does not indicate its composition. It tasted a bit like white chocolate. Perhaps it is a mixture of sugar and fat. Also, the composition is not specified what kind of vegetable fat used for making bars. Olive oil, sunflower seed oil or palm oil? To this question the answer is no.

Useful cereals: porridge, muesli, cereals. Everyone knows that grains are very good for health, beauty and shape. Therefore, among the products with diet / fast porridge and cereals occupy a special place.

Read the composition

Porridge and muesli from different manufacturers differ in composition, but the base is all the same: the cereal is oat, barley, rye, buckwheat, wheat and corn, bran, rice Krispies, coconut, dried fruits, dried berries, candied fruits, seeds, nuts, dry milk, dry cream, vegetable oil, sprouted grains, flour, honey, salt, sugar, barley malt extract, vitamin complexes and plant extracts.

Whether cereals and muesli are suitable for your diet? Let's see how many calories, fat and carbohydrates in 100 grams of the so-called dietary product.







5-8 g

60-67 g



7-15 g

60-85 g



2 g

75 g

As you can see, the amount of carbohydrates exceeds the limit. This useful slow carbohydrates (cereals), which provide a lasting feeling of fullness, and fast carbs (sugar) that is directly deposited into extra pounds on your waist. For the diet such products are not suitable.

To make it easier to understand, where are the extra calories in the "healthy" cereals and muesli, look at the energy value of some fillers. The calorie content depends largely on the additives in the form of sugar, chocolate, butter and dried fruit.





Dried apricots


0 g

55 g



0 g

59 g



1.2 g

78 g

Strawberries dried


0 g

73 g



65 g

14 g



48 g

14 g



45 g

10 g



67 g

10 g



54 g

13 g



0 g

99 g

Sunflower oil


99 g

0 g

Dry cream


43 g

26 g



35 g

48 g

Significantly reduce calorie Breakfast is easy! Prepare regular oatmeal and add fresh fruit or berries. The number of nuts you can adjust yourself, and to better reveal their flavor – finely chop nuts with a knife or grind in a mortar. Replace heavy cream with milk, natural yoghurt or kefir.

Compare, it would cut the calorie content of your portions, if you cook Breakfast yourself.






0 g

11 g


0.3 g

10 g


0.4 g

6 g


0.3 g

8 g

Milk 1,5%

1.5 g

4.5 g

Natural yoghurt 1,5%

1.5 g

4 g

1% yogurt

1 g

4 g

Useful tips 1. When choosing a store between ready-made porridge and cereals, choose cereals. They are less calories.

2. Do not fall for clever advertising cereal diet for weight loss. Special taste they add sugar, chocolate chips and pieces of dried fruit.

3. If you decide to use ready-made porridge, muesli and cereal, then eat them later, not Breakfast. This is the best time to not a diet products.

4. Always remember that these foods are easy to gain weight, if you do not control their use.

Drinks for weight loss. Manufacturers actively offer us the jellies, compotes and smoothies for weight loss. They are packaged usually in small portions, which is convenient.

And what's in it? Take, for example, kissel: "Apples, magnesium sulfate, beet, citric acid, celery, corn silk, coriander, barberries, Laurel leaf, green tea, flavor "raspberry". Shell: sugar, potato starch, oats."

The calorie content of one sachet of jelly, from which a total of 200 ml ready drink – 67 kcal (!)

Surely you thought of that 67 kcal is not enough, and you still will not be able to drink enough jelly to sort out your daily calorie consumption. But in a normal home jelly without sugar only 10-20 kcal per 100 ml (all calories are contained in the starch, the caloric value depends on the density of the drink), and compote, they are almost there.

Let's do the math. For example, the day you drink three portions of jelly. Ready purchase jelly (volume 200 ml per serving) amount to 201 calories, and no sugar, only 60 calories. The difference is 141 kcal. And it's a good portion of low calorie but filling salad more useful than starch and sugar products!

Widely popular now, green coffee for weight loss.

In the package you will find the usual fried, and dried as is, coffee beans khaki. Ready drink has an herbal taste with a hint of coffee.

Advertising makes special emphasis on the fact that the product is natural (undoubtedly it is), helps to break down fat, increases physical activity and reduces appetite. Drink and lose weight!

What really? Without observing a strict diet and regular gym, no visible effect of green coffee you get. But you can be sure that diet and exercise will do the trick and without coffee. By the way, the cost of 200 grams of beans comes to 1500 rubles.

Repeated intake of tea from green coffee causes pressure surges and headaches, sleep disturbances, irritability, weakness and dizziness. People with chronic diseases of the heart and nervous system to drink green coffee without doctor's permission can not be!

The sellers came up with another trick – to prepare regular instant coffee supposedly with the addition of green beans. And this move worked, and sales increased. And dissatisfied customers who have not received the claimed result, while not diminished.

The popularity of ginger drink for weight loss. You can find it in the sale as a dry tea or coffee with ginger and other spices.

It turns out a great tonic, which is well quenches thirst, helps recover soon during colds, but completely useless for burning fat.

Buying so-called diet foods, advertising which promises great results in record time, remember that miracles do not happen. If you intend to lose weight using a special diet, do not forget that low-fat yoghurts, diet porridge, low calorie bars are not the Supplement to your diet and alternative. Consider the calorie content of foods, the fat content, stick to the obligatory diet and exercise.



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