The Weight Down Diet is a diet that is aimed at the reduction of high calorie and high fat foods, and the inclusion of foods that are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. In addition, dieters are counseled regarding their relationship with God in order to get a better understanding of what foods they need to survive. Below are three foods that are discouraged when on the Weight Down Diet. Avoid these foods to achieve optimal results.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a traditional Italian dish that is sometimes served with chicken or shrimp. You may have heard that Mediterranean eating is a healthy approach to nutrition, but this dish contains high amount of fat and calories. Alfredo sauce is typically made with cream, milk, butter, and Parmesan cheese, all of which contain high amounts of sodium in addition to the fat and calories previously mentioned. Sodium can contribute to water retention and bloating, which in turn can lead to weight gain. In the long term, over consumption of sodium can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even some types of cancers.
In addition, the fettuccine with which this dish traditional is made is composed of high amounts of simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are quickly digested, leading to feelings of hunger. In addition, foods that are rich in simple carbohydrates can cause blood sugar spikes and rapid drops, resulting in dizziness, nausea, and general unease. For optimal weight loss results on the Weight Down Diet, it is best to avoid foods that are rich in simple carbohydrates.
Chicken quesadillas are often loaded with high amounts of cheese, which like Alfredo sauce are high in dietary sodium. In addition, the taco shells from which the quesadillas are made are more often than not flour tortillas, which are composed of simple carbohydrates and therefore are quickly digested, leaving you with feelings of hunger.
If you are really craving a chicken quesadilla, you can make a relatively healthy option at home. Use chicken breast and low or non fat cheese that contains little added sodium. In addition, use corn tortillas, which are baked instead of deep fried, and therefore contain fewer calories and fat grams. Finally, avoid the guacamole that is traditionally served with chicken quesadillas, and opt instead of salsa. The tomatoes in salsa are rich in fiber, which is slow digesting, and therefore stays in the stomach for a long time before being digested. This is a great option if you are on the Weight Down Diet because it helps prevent hunger and helps to keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time.
Like the other two foods mentioned, chocolate cake should be avoided on the Weight Down Diet. Chocolate cake contains high amounts of fat, sugar, and calories, which are not only detrimental to weight loss attempts, but can also lead to the development of certain chronic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. In addition, most chocolate cakes contain high amounts of eggs, which are rich in saturated fats. Saturated fats have been found to lead to the development of arterial and cardiovascular disease.