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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

Food Selection Amount Total Fat Grams

Pie crust, standard-type, prepared from recipe, baked

1 pie shell

62.28

Candies, white chocolate

1 cup

54.55

Candies, semisweet chocolate

1 cup

50.40

Snacks, trail mix, regular, with chocolate chips, salted nuts and seeds

1 cup

46.57

Fast Foods, biscuit, with egg and sausage

1 item

37.39

Cheese sauce, prepared from recipe

1 cup

36.26

Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell

1 item

33.40

Nuts, coconut meat, dried (desiccated), sweetened, shredded

1 cup

33.01

Fast foods, hamburger; double, regular patty; with condiments

1 item

32.47

Cheese, ricotta, whole milk

1 cup

31.93

Fast foods, shrimp, breaded and fried

6-8 shrimp

31.00

Fast foods, cheeseburger; single, large patty; with condiments, with bacon

1 item

30.93

Fast foods, chicken fillet sandwich, plain

1 item

29.45

Fast foods, fish sandwich, with tartar sauce and cheese

1 item

28.60

Fast foods, croissant, with egg, cheese, and bacon

1 item

28.35

Fast foods, submarine sandwich, with tuna salad

6" size

27.98

Fast foods, hamburger; single, large patty; with condiments, vegetables

1 item

27.36

Fast foods, potato, French fried in vegetable oil

large order

27.24

Pie, pecan, prepared from recipe

1 piece

27.08

Fast foods, cheeseburger; double, regular patty; plain

1 item

26.97

Milk, canned, condensed, sweetened

1 cup

26.62

Sauce, homemade, white, medium

1 cup

26.58

Fast foods, clams, breaded and fried

3/4 cup

26.40

Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and fat, cooked, braised

3 oz

25.76

Fast foods, French toast sticks

5 sticks

25.01

Fast foods, Danish pastry, cheese

1 item

24.62

Snacks, trail mix, tropical

1 cup

26.94

Beef Spareribs 3 oz

23.89

Fast foods, cheeseburger, double, regular patty and bun, plain

1 item

22.29

Pie, cherry, prepared from recipe

1 piece

21.96

Pie, chocolate crème, commercially prepared

1 piece

21.92

Shake, fast food, vanilla

16 fl oz

21.71

Nuts, macadamia nuts, dry roasted, with salt added

1 oz

21.57

Pie, fried pies, cherry

1 item

20.61

Fast foods, chimichanga, with beef

1 item

19.68

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