Tuna Diet – Everything you need to know
Are you looking for a new, healthy option for your diet?
Do you like fish?
Are you looking for an economical way to eat lunch or dinner every day – while staying fit and healthy?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then read on to learn how you can begin to incorporate tuna fish into your diet.
Adding a tuna meal to your eating regiment is fast, easy – and if you can take that fishy smell — delicious!
Here’s how to do it for your next meal…
What are the Pros and Cons of a Tuna Diet?
There are many pros of incorporating low-sodium or no-salt tuna into your diet.
For example, did you know:
There are cons of eating tuna, but the pros far outweigh them.
Among them are:
How Long Should I Incorporate Tuna Fish into My Diet?
As mentioned above, the key to losing weight and staying healthy on a tuna diet is to incorporate it slowly and with moderation.
That means you should try many different kinds of lean protein – such as chicken and other fish – in combination with tuna.
To give you an example of a plan you could follow to safely incorporate tuna into your new diet, consider this plan:
How Much Tuna Should I Eat in One Sitting?
This is an excellent question considering how we have been stressing the importance of eating tuna in moderation.
To get the most benefit out of tuna in your diet, you should eat only about a 3-ounce can at a time.(8)
That’s because tuna in this iteration is packed with protein while still keeping the calories low.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably be adding condiments to your canned tuna, so you’re going to add a few more calories.
If you want to keep your caloric intake as low as possible, the 3-ounce can is the way to go. Once you bump it up to the 12.5-ounce can, you’re talking about nearly 300 calories in a sitting.
What Should I Be Looking For on a Tuna Can Label?
The caloric content of canned tuna change dramatically if you are not reading the labels of your tuna. Not all tuna cans are alike!
So become a good label reader.
For example, you want to buy tuna that is packed in water and has a low salt content.
On the label, you are looking for “sodium” and any other ingredient that may add calories or additives you really don’t need.
Are There Any Other Benefits of Tuna I Need to Know About?
In fact, yes there are!
People who eat fish — including tuna — can reduce the pain and inflammation they feel caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research Journal.(9)
If you find yourself in this situation, you can lose weight and manage pain in your body simply by incorporating tuna into your weekly diet about three times a week.
Be creative with your meals and remember everything from grilled tuna steaks to tuna salad to tuna poke bowls count!
Are You Ready to Try Tuna?
Now is the time to try eating tuna and making it part of your healthy eating diet.
Tuna does take some getting used to if you don’t particularly like fish – or the smell of fish – but there are ways to get around that.
For example, tuna fish that has been packed in oil almost eliminates that smell. Now, the oil is going to pack on some calories and fat – but you won’t have the fishy taste or smell.
If you’re new to tuna, start with a small amount – such as a tuna fish sandwich or salad – and work your way up to other types – such as a tuna steak.
Remember to get the most benefit out of eating tuna by choosing a low-sodium or no-salt version.
Also, remember that tuna has mercury in it – and too much of it can lead to poor health and detrimental effects.
So, moderation in everything!
You should talk with your doctor before beginning any major dietary change.