Your hungry, busy, time has run out, and your working on a big project. The more you avoid the hungry growl coming from your stomach the more you are pushed to find something to stuff in your mouth. Nothing in the fridge, nothing in the cupboards, and you feel like you must trek out into the world to fulfill your primal urges. The closest and most convenient place is your neighborhood greasy spoon that has a waxy smell in the air.
Fried food is everywhere and offered in most restaurants that cater to the on the go crowd. Convenient and cheap will cost you plenty later on in terms of obesity, weight, heart disease and strokes. According to a study at the Harvard School of Public Health that looked at 100,000 men and women over 25 years it was found that people who ate fried food at least once a week were at higher risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Much of the problem lays within the type of oil being used. The corn and canola oil that is common is full of bad fats and calories. The more it is used the worse the oil gets and the more it soaks into the food. As the oil makes its way into the batter it also becomes a saturated part of your meal making its way throughout your entire body.
Alternatives to fried food is to find fresh food, salads, lean meats, and other choices. Stay away from French fries, fried fish, and popular appetizers. You would be better off avoiding all fried food together and option for something without greater nutritional value. As you make small steps with your food you will find that it will begin to shave off your calorie intake and body fat leaving not only feeling healthier but also looking healthier.