Hidden Fat In Restaurant Food = Stealth Weight-Gain:
HOOOOOO-WEEEeee; Ahh Garr – Rawwnnn – Tee, Shearh!!!
It’s True; Dom DeLuise and Chef Paul Prudhomme Agree!
You Smarty-Pantses who visit this site have probably heard this before, but:
Of the few evolution-encoded tastes our brains flip over, Fat is probably the biggest trigger.
We are land-bound Great White Sharks with outdated programming, (land shark?) seeking out the fattiest seals we can get our hands on.
-Ever notice that when Discovery Channel Grizzly Bears go on a binge, they eat only the Heads of the salmon they catch? -Yeah, well they Do.
Bearing that in mind, the way Chefs everywhere can ensure us feeling sated & returning to eat their food,
Is to add enough Fat to it to Hammer Home a certain mouthfeel and richness;
-Putting in a Ton of ‘Hidden Calories’ into that restaurant’s food as they do, making it much less healthy.
Because since Fat is so calorie dense, (9 cals/gram) it is SUPER easy to overdo it and not feel very full for very long.
On average, there are ~120 calories in every Tablespoon of oil. Depending on your daily requirements, that can be an extra 5% in just 1 Tbsp!!
She was a nice girl, but I had to have just a small laugh at one of my friends a while ago when she complained of weight gain while eating a mountain of takeout Chinese food.
-“It’s healthy; Right?”. -Sure, as healthy as anywhere else that uses a ton of oil to stir-fry that healthy chicken and veggies.
So, one of the biggest tips to beginning weight/fat loss, especially for Takeout-Addicted ~city folk, is:
Make Your Own Food at Home.
=>You know Exactly what’s going into it; ++ eat that as much as possible. The more you remove recipes and prep from your own hands, the harder it is to control your Pro/Fat/Carb intake mix.
As a followup:
The issues related to this entry will make for several future posts aimed at helping people get on the right track toward their goals.
Some of the computations will be ~difficult to learn/remember, and really only a small % of the population ever really learns it. But once you get the gist, it’s worth it.
Then at least you can choose more-consciously, and banish that hidden fat in restaurant food for good. If you’re going to be less healthy from eating out, then be aware of it…
Photo Credits:”Pig” by Martina Frietsch, www.redaktionsbuero-frietsch.de/
A few of the previous entries related to this are:
• “Dieting Gem: ‘Graze’ Your Way to Fat Loss”
• Want to Lose Weight? Drink Water.
• Quickest Fat Loss Results Ever: MetRx and Sandwiches; Who Knew?
• More Coverage: [Archive]CNN – Chain Restaurants Reviewed