A nutrition coach has destroyed a bunch of ‘healthy’ food myths
It seems like everywhere you look these days there’s a new diet promising the world. Usually, these diets seem to have some sort of gimmick about them that supposedly makes them ground-breaking, revolutionary, or new. Despite all that, it’s no secret that the most simple way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume.
Obviously, there’s two simple ways of looking at that. First, it might mean more exercise if you don’t particularly want to change up the way you eat. Alternatively, it might also mean swapping the foods that punch lots of calories into small servings for bigger meals that contain fewer calories. Rocket science, right?
Of course, if you do opt for the less calories and healthier foods option, there are some pitfalls to look for. There’s a lot of bullsh*t myths out there, and a lot of dodgy f**ken marketers who are selling supposedly healthy products that, to be fair, are nowhere near as healthy as they make out.
Making things even trickier, some foods that are high in calories, fats and sugars are nuts, fruits, juices, and other apparently good foods.
To help bust some of the myths out there, personal trainer and nutrition coach Graeme Tomlinson, who writes for Men’s Health, has read the labels and compared some ‘healthy foods’ with their ‘unhealthy’ alternatives to show people exactly what they’re eating.
He’s been quoted as saying, “The biggest problems that people who are trying to get in shape face are a lack of education and a mirage of false misinformation.” He says his visual representations will give people information that is, “Evidence-based. Simple. No B.S.”
Can’t say he’s wrong. Some of this is a little eye-opening – even if it’s not exactly a secret.
Final thought: If you’re looking to get in shape and lose weight, you should definitely consider the amount of calories you consume – and if that means you don’t have to stop eating the things you like to eat, albeit with a little more moderation, then that’s a bloody good thing.
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