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Foods Highest in Fat Content

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Extracting Fatty Acids From Your Eating Plan

While a tin of tuna packed in spring water, a few saltines and a package of rice cakes might be on the menu for the first day or two of your new, healthier eating plan - unless you learn how to effectively manage the foods that you consume going forward, then you're going to continue to have issues battling weight gain.

There is only one tried and true method of maintaining a healthy weight and that's the age-old tool of consuming the amount of energy that your body requires to maintain its normal weight.

There is of course a range of numbers which encompasses healthy weight so there is breathing room.

The low end of numbers indicates that you are at your skinniest healthy weight; mid range is a great area to focus upon achieving - and when we get edging towards the high end of the range, then it's time to pull back and get back into the driver's seat where our eating plan is concerned.

So what makes some foods and beverages higher in caloric content than others?

Why does a leaf of lettuce contain a skinny five calories and a tiny lollipop contain 50 or more? In this situation, sugar has entered the food's composite.

Another element that introduces a plethora of calories into the eating plan is dietary fat. These two elements should be monitored very closely both during and after the reduction plan ends.

Positive Aspects of Fad Diet Plans

Fad plans are a big draw; they almost always contain something that interests or fascinates the individual. Unless the eating and activity plan is based on a viable Food Pyramid or Plate, it's likely to have areas which can pose health risks to the dieter.

For example, while the Cabbage Soup Diet has elements that can place life itself in jeopardy due to a severe restriction of essential vitamins and minerals, the soup recipe is quite delicious and can be a part of most healthy weight loss plans.

Therefore, taking a bit of this and a bit of that from different plans can work to create a very strong strategy in successfully combating and conquering overweight and obesity issues.

Foods Extreme in Total Fat Content

Pie crust, one shell standard-type, prepared from recipe, baked: 62 g. Fried Cherry Pie: 21 g while one slice from a homemade cherry pie which contains 8 servings per pie - contains 22 g. One serving from a chocolate crème commercially prepared pie also contains 22 g.

One slice of homemade pecan pie contains about 27 g.

Cheese Danish pastry: 25 g.

White chocolate per cup: 55 g. Semisweet chocolate per cup: 50 g.

Trail mix containing chocolate chips, salted nuts and seeds; 1 cup: 47 g. Tropical trail mix per cup contains 27 fat grams.

Macadamia nuts, dry roasted, with salt added: 22 g for one ounce.

Coconut meat, dried (desiccated), sweetened, shredded: 33 g.

Cheese sauce, prepared from recipe: 36 g while the same amount of ricotta, whole milk cheese contains 32 g. White sauce holds a bit less fat at 27 g.

Condensed sweetened milk contains 27 g per cup.

Beef Spareribs contain 24 grams per three ounce serving size.

Fast Foods, Based on One Item as Served

Biscuit, with egg and sausage: 38 g.

Croissant, with egg, cheese, and bacon: 28 g. The popular French toast sticks contain 25 grams per five sticks.

Taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell: 33 g. One chimichanga, with beef: 20 g.

Hamburger; double, regular patty; with condiments: 32 g. One cheeseburger; single, with a large patty and containing condiments and bacon: 31 g. If the cheeseburger is a double with regular size patties and served plain, the fat content is about 27 grams.

Shrimp, breaded and fried; 6-8 shrimp: 31 g.

Chicken fillet sandwich, plain: 29 g.

Fish sandwich, with tartar sauce and cheese: 29 g.

Clams, breaded and fried; 3/4th cup contains about 26 g.

Sub sandwich, with tuna salad, 6" size: 28 g.

French fries, one large order contains about 27 grams of fat.

A 16 fluid ounce fast food vanilla shake contains 22 g.

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