A food is considered to be "dietetic” based on the amount of calories contained in the food proportional to how filling the food is. If a food is high in calories but will keep you full all day, it is dietetic. Eating it will cause you to eat less throughout the day.
A food’s dietetic quality it also based on if the food consists of “good calories", "regular calories" or "bad calories".
Your guide to the different types of calories is as follows:
Protein is good calories: Your body has to work very hard to convert protein to fat and so you will burn a lot of calories in the process. Good Carbs and Alcohol are regular calories: Your body burns calories at its regular pace as it processes them. Bad Carbs and Fat are bad calories: Your body hardly has to work to process them. 10 Foods People Think Are Healthy But Are Not
- Honey: You’d be better off eating plain sugar. Sugar has 48 calories per tablespoon and honey has 62. And unlike sugar, honey sticks to your teeth.
- Raisin bran: At 18 grams of sugar per serving it is twice as bad as Fruity Pebbles.
- Pam: It is oil in a can. They found a loophole that allows them to write 0 calories on the label.
- Frozen yogurt: It is another word for ice cream.
- Diet muffins: Muffins are cake in a different shape. Diet muffins are diet cake. Is diet cake good? No. How they convinced the entire world to eat cake for breakfast is beyond me.
- Granola: At 800 calories a bowl, this deep fried, sugar coated snack is a disaster for any diet.
- Diet soda: Do you know anyone who lost weight when they switched to diet soda? I rest my case.
- Protein bars: Adding some protein powder to chocolate bars doesn't all of a sudden make it healthy.
- Olive oil: For some reason people forget that olive oil is still oil. Olive oil is a must for anyone looking to gain 3 to 5 lbs. a week.
- Vitamin Water: Vitamin Water is neither vitamins nor water. It is soda without bubbles. To quote Michael F. Jacobson, executive director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, "The marketing of Vitamin Water will go down in history as one of the boldest and brashest attempts ever to affix a healthy halo to what is essentially a junk food, a non-carbonated soda. Vitamin Water, like Coca-Cola itself, promotes weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cannot deliver on any of the dishonest claims it has made over the years"