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This week, I want to talk to you about healthy eating tips. With the holidays coming up, some people will indulge and this can become dangerous depending on how long you continue to indulge for. There may also be other medical reasons that someone should be watching what they eat, especially around this time of year when there are so many good treats out. Here are some foods that you shouldn’t eat no matter how good they sound for you.
1. Fat-Free Salad Dressing. While it sounds like a good thing to be fat free, take a closer look at the ingredients and you will see that most of them have large levels of sugar or sugar water. If you are watching what you eat enough to eat a salad, do yourself a favor and double check the ingredients of the dressing instead of just seeing fat free and thinking it’s okay.
2. Sandwich/Bread Thins. We all know that bread isn’t good for us to eat a lot of. This often means that we will try and do well with our diet by eating sandwich thins that you can purchase in the store. Unfortunately, processed bread of any thickness doesn’t help you lose weight due to the large amount of added ingredients. Try making your own bread instead. This way, you can control what is put in it and it generally comes out cheaper to make than to buy. Any leftovers that you may want to put on a sandwich will be better on something that hasn’t been created in a factory.
3. Margarine. Many people use margarine because they believe it to be healthier than regular butter, but this simply isn’t true. Originally, trans fat was used in margarine which is one of the worst things you can put into your body. While now most margarines have taken these out, there are still many processed fats that you generally won’t find in natural butter. If you’re cooking, try using coconut oil instead as many people swear by the taste and health benefits.
These are only a couple of dangers that can be hiding in your kitchen. If you are cooking or eating things that you don’t often this season, always be sure to check the ingredients and make sure that what you are putting into your food is healthy to eat. There are many alternatives for fatty foods and they are only a web search away.

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