If you want to ensure that your weight loss resolution will not slip away this year, the first thing you have to do is to eliminate MSG from your food. MSG–Monosodium glutamate is a flavoring agent that is generally found in processed, low-quality foods. The extra taste added to food turns food tastier, cause eaters to consume food in a larger amount, or overeat.
How to avoid MSG in food to get you success in weight loss?
In this article, we’ll talk about 3 simple tips to avoid food with MSG. Keeping in mind that you probably don’t need to add MSG to make your meal tastes delicious. Wish to get some tips? You could consult a dietitian now!
1.Start with a healthy meal plan for weight loss
A healthy meal plan for weight loss should include whole foods and minimally processed foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, lean meats and low-fat dairy. This food is generally low in calorie and ability to satisfy hunger as they are high in fiber and protein.
One of the best ways to start is by preparing meals at home. Through home-cooked, you’re able to take charge of the ingredients used, control portion sizes and limits the amount of added sugar and salt. Too busy to plan? Talk with our dietitian to get a personalized meal plan which is incredibly easy to prepare!
Here are some time-saving cooking suggestions for busy people:
- Shop online for your grocery.
- Prepare the meal night before.
- Make extra portions and freeze them for a meal later.
- Do two things at once (Eg: preparing sauce while steaming the chicken).
- Use a fast, convenient and healthy cooking machine.
Keep in mind that highly processed food is typically high in chemical additives (Eg: MSG), sugar, salt, unhealthy fat, calories and low in nutrients content. It is highly advisable to take baby steps to make changes in your eating pattern by replacing them with more nutritious options.
2.Avoid foods with MSG at grocery stores
There are certain foods in the grocery store to avoid buying them. Remember you could always make your own by cooking from scratch. Here are the lists of food group:
- Highly processed or flavourful snacks such as chips, salted nuts, crackers with seasoning or flavouring.
- Instant soups such as cream of mushroom soup and instant soup mixes.
- Convenience foods or package foods such as instant noodles and frozen meals.
- Condiments such as salad dressings, soy sauce, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce.
Stop stocking up MSG foods in your house so that you won’t be rushing for your cabinet when you’re craving for it.
Healthy food can be tasty too without MSG! Check out more at ihealthy website.
3.Beware of hidden MSG
MSG could be hidden in most of the food products nowadays. So the next time when you’re browsing the food ingredients, make sure not only to avoid the word with MSG, but also look out for words such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, yeast extract, soy extract and hydrolyzed yeast extract which are similar to MSG and could cause a similar reaction.
You could read more about the list of hidden names for MSG here.
Remember to read the ingredients label at the grocery stores before purchasing! No idea how to read food labelling? Our dietitian could guide you.
Check out the video below for more about MSG.
Being a healthy weight does not only offer many health benefits but also it will boost your confidence! Imagine how nice if you could fit into your dream dress, take a nice picture and show off on your social media accounts?
However, weight loss through dieting could be overwhelmed, if it’s not done correctly. Whether you’re still struggling with your weight loss goal through dieting or considered yourself as cooking-challenged, iHealthy team is here to guide you throughout the journey.
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