The fries are one of the most popular, tasty and irresistible of late meals. They are consumed by both children and adults. Nevertheless, did you know that is the most fattening food to be very high in calories?
A recent study by Harvard University in the United States, said that the choice of food is the main cause of spread of obesity, and chips are the biggest culprits.
Each daily serving of about 30 grams. of chips (about 15 sticks potatoes) it provides 160 calories and causes an increase of 0.77 kilos over a period of 4 years. While other foods, such as sweets and desserts, can make 0.19 kilos increase over the same period of time (4 years).
This result was obtained after evaluating eating habits of 120,887 people over twenty years (weight and diet was assessed every 4 years).
This is one of the most comprehensive studies have been conducted in relation to the investigation of the effect of particular foods on weight gain. On the other hand, they have also evaluated the lifestyle decisions and how this influences weight gain.
Obesity is an epidemic, about 62% of adults are overweight, and childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. These results have not been achieved an overnight, is the sum of kilos over the years.
Poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and smoking negatively influence the weight and quality of life. Therefore, this study emphasizes the importance of correctly choosing foods to eat (more fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole fish and grains, and less snacks like chips, red meat, sweets and regular soda), increase activity daily physical and quit.
If you are on a diet or want to have better food you can replace the chips for other foods or you can even prepare the fries not so fried.
There are no magic remedies, or preparations that allow you lose weight from one day to the other. Quite the contrary lose weight involves a firm decision, perseverance and lifestyle changes that allow you to have a better life.