Everyone has a sweet tooth at some point. Its unfortunate that our bodies crave the very things that make us gain weight, and are in most cases inherently unhealthy. Well, for those moments when you are going to go for it, here, for informational purposes, are a few things you can choose between when taking your pick of fatty foods.
Based on the assumption that you should avoid fat at all costs, however, we often make decisions that may hurt us or impact our dietary efforts negatively in the long run. After all, fat can sometimes be good for us. This list is meant to include a few things that you might not expect, but are no doubt a better consumption than the choice you might have originally made. We’ll also through in a few you might have chosen, and you would have been right.
CocaCola or Diet Coke?
You may have gone either way on this one. Well, your suspicions are correct. On one hand you’re choosing a smack-down amount of sugar, and on the other hand your dealing with the possibly cancerous preservative aspartame.
A regular12 oz. can of Coke has about 39 grams of sugar. If you’re going for a small 20 oz. bottle, the number is 65 grams of sugar. If you’re not going to use this as a pre-workout supplement and burn it off right afterward, there is no rightful reason to put this amount of sugar into your body; you won’t even feel well afterward!
Our advice is to avoid the sugar and to go for the Diet Coke. While if you are a heavy soda drinker, you may want to cut down on the amount you drink whether it is the cancerous or the sugar-loaded one.
Low Fat Salad Dressing or Regular Salad Dressing?
You’ll have the option. What are you missing? Well this one depends actually on what you’re having, if anything, in addition to salad. When you go for the fat free salad dressing, you are cutting yourself off from a few essential vitamins which require a bit of fat to be absorbed by your body.
When usually salad is paired with leafy greens and vegetables, you’re going to get a lot of those vitamins, but not the fat you need to absorb them. For that reason a salad dressing with a little bit of fat is almost the perfect add on to your meal as in the end it helps you absorb the benefits you’re trying to get from the meal.