Friday, February 8, 2013

The Worst Fatty Dips and Sauces

1. Soy Sauce- has tons of sodium in it, which will cause our bodies to retain water. The last thing you want when wearing something tight or in a swimsuit, is being bloated!
2. Ranch- Two tablespoons of ranch dressing have 150 calories. Two tablespoons of ranch dressing also have 16 grams of fat.
3. Mayonnaise- The oil, vinegar and egg yolk mixture is a fluffy mass of fat and calories. There are 100 calories per serving. One tablespoon is considered a serving. The fat content of mayonnaise is complete. Every calorie in the ten grams of a one-tablespoon serving is pure fat.
4. Butter-  If you have scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast, more than likely you use at least one tablespoon of butter on your toast. Many people also drop in another tablespoon of butter as they are scrambling their eggs. That adds up to to 200 calories in your breakfast from the butter alone.
Butter also has eleven grams of fat per tablespoon. A serving of butter also has 33 mg of cholesterol.
5. Spinach artichoke dip- Don't let the word "spinach" fool you. Traditional spinach artichoke dip is not a healthy starter. A typical order contains about 1,600 calories, 100 g of fat, and 2,500 mg of sodium. The trouble is the cream base, which is loaded with saturated fat. If you make this dip at home, try using a base of nonfat Greek yogurt instead.
6. Mustard- higher in natural and artificially added sugars
7. Thousand Island Dressing- There are 58 calories in 1 tablespoon of Thousand Island Dressing.
Calorie breakdown: 83% fat, 15% carbs, 2% protein.
8. Sour Cream- high in saturated fat. 50 calories for 2 tablespoons
9. Ketchup- This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C. However, this food is very high in Sodium, and a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

Basically, the more I break this down... I know you are thinking... omg what dips can I have? Like I always say... Eat it in moderation if you HAVE to have it. Slowly begin to use something as  replacement if possible. Look for organic, low calorie, low sugar dips.