Is Sesame Chicken Good for Weight Loss? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Sesame chicken is bad for obesity. Because it has high amounts of fat, sugar, and sodium, and they can increase your calorie intake, blood sugar, blood pressure, and fat storage.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and fat distribution.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your waist and organs.

This can lead to various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and avoid sugar-rich foods like sodas, candies, and pastries.

Now, sesame chicken is a dish made of fried chicken pieces coated with a sweet and savory sauce.

People usually eat it with rice or noodles.

Sesame chicken is bad for obesity because it contains high amounts of fat, sugar, and sodium.

These ingredients can increase your calorie intake, raise your blood sugar and blood pressure, and promote inflammation and fat storage.

One cup of sesame chicken can give you 581 calories, 30 grams of fat (46% of your daily needs), 57 grams of carbs (19% of your daily needs), and 1129 mg of sodium (47% of your daily needs).

Fat can negatively affect obesity by adding more calories and making you feel less full.

Sugar can negatively affect obesity by spiking your blood sugar and insulin levels, which can lead to more hunger and fat storage.

Sodium can negatively affect obesity by increasing your water retention and blood pressure, which can strain your heart and kidneys.

Furthermore, sesame chicken is a processed food and processed foods are bad for obesity.

Because, they tend to have more calories, fat, sugar, and sodium than whole foods, and less nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants that can benefit your health.

That’s why I suggest you limit your sesame chicken intake to avoid gaining more weight and worsening your health.

Stick to one serving or less per week to minimize the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Also, you shouldn’t eat sesame chicken if you have diabetes, hypertension, or kidney disease to prevent complications.

Because, it can raise your blood sugar, blood pressure, and fluid retention, which can damage your organs and blood vessels.

You can buy fresh chicken in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose lean cuts of chicken, such as breast or thigh, and remove the skin and fat.

Because, they have less calories and fat than other parts of the chicken.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two days or in the freezer for up to six months.

You can make your own healthier version of sesame chicken at home by using less oil, sugar, and salt, and adding more vegetables and spices.

Here is a recipe you can try .

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a weight-loss-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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