Here I will tell you the issue with people’s thinking on unhealthy foods and the truth about what’s really making you fat.
People Have a Twisted Idea of What’s Healthy and What’s Not
I remember some time ago a friend of mine had asked me:
‘How did you lose so much weight so quickly’.
I told her that I cut out a meal and only ate twice a day.
She responded with: ‘That’s not nutritious. That’s not healthy. I’m not going to do that’.
She then proceeded to eat a ‘healthy’ serving of yogurt with a side of a bunch of other crap the media tells her is healthy.
That was over a year ago, and if I linked you to her social media today you would see that she is still fat.
In addition, many people still believe that unhealthy food makes you fat.
As if simply eating something unhealthy makes you immediately gain body fat.
So many people have such a ridiculous idea of how nutrition and weight gain/loss works, it’s retarded.
Healthier foods have less calories and typically more nutrients.
Unhealthy/junk foods have more calories and typically less nutrients.
On the most basic level, that’s what it all comes down to.
Two Oreos are 70 calories. A Medium Apple is 70 calories.
Both have 17 grams of sugar, but the apple has fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients. The Oreo falls short of any benefits beyond taste.
In fact, drop the phrase ‘unhealthy foods’ from your vocabulary. The only real issue with junk foods is that they lack nutrients. Meaning that there’s plenty of better things to eat than an Oreo.
Fruits, Meats, and Veggies
Fruits are nature’s candy. Meaning that it’s similar to junk food due to its sugar content.
But I affectionately call it ‘nature’s candy’ because fruit are essentially healthy junk food.
And an apple is going to last you a lot longer than an Oreo.
Meats (proteins) are the best foods, specifically steak and chicken breast.
They help build your body and help it recover.
Vegetables have very little calories and huge nutritional benefits.
The only reason to really consume junk food is specifically for taste and to reach your calories for the day.
The Truth About What’s Making You Fat
Unhealthy foods don’t make you fat. It all comes down to calories in and calories out.
If you don’t know what ‘calories in versus calories out’ means, click here, and you will learn the only things you need to know to lose weight.
That means that the only thing that’s making you fat is you.
It’s not the foods you eat. But the foods, and the amount of food, that YOU choose to eat.
Carbohydrates help your body retain water. Giving you a bloated look. It’s just water, don’t worry. Many people, including myself, have mistaken this for fat gain.
The unhealthiest types of foods you can consume are those with trans fats. Avoid trans fats.
Eat your meats first, they help satiate you sooner than carbs.
Avoid sugars in general. Sugar is like misery – it likes company. That’s why it’s so easy to eat cookie after cookie without much thought. It makes you want to eat more of it.
Eat whatever you want. Eat appropriately if you have physical goals.
Always keep ‘calories in versus calories out’ in mind.
Don’t listen to people that sound like the person mentioned at the top of the post. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
In general, eat healthier.
If you’re wondering why you have trouble eating slowly and savoring your food, check out this post to find out Why You Aren’t Eating Slowly.
Are you still trying to lose weight? Well I have some good news for you!
I invite you to check out my post on the four ways you can lose fat and get lean here. In it are four strategies that I’ve used personally that have brought me success in shedding over 60lbs of bodyfat.
You might also want to check out my step-by-step guide on how to lose weight here. Where I tell you the only things you’ll need to know to lose weight.