Be conscious of the food groups that you mainly consume on a daily basis. They could be adding excess calories to your daily calorie count.

Here are some food groups and foods to which you should pay more attention.

Consumption of carbohydrates

Monitor the amount of carbohydrates that you are consuming during your meals. Overindulging in carbohydrates can increase the calories that you are taking it. Opt to choose healthy carbohydrate options. Avoid highly refined and processed foods as they generally offer low nutritional value.

Alcohol and energy drinks

Beverages such as some alcohols and energy drinks can add hundreds of unwanted calories to your daily calorie count. Make wise choices when selecting which alcoholic drinks to have as some are higher in calories than others. Similarly, consider having energy drinks only if you are highly energetic and require the excess calories.

Consumption of fats

Avoid indulging in fatty cuts of meat as well as chicken skin. Opt for lean cuts of meat and skinless chicken instead. Eat foods that contain healthy fats. These foods are good for you. They include avocados, fatty fish and nuts, amongst others.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.