Being healthy and losing weight are two different things. One may help with the other but they are still different goals and require different efforts. Take for example your “skinny” friend who eats a load of crap but can hardly walk a flight of stairs or what about your heavier friend who seems to eat by the healthy food bible and exercises more than anyone you might know but can’t seem to lose any weight. Doesn’t it seem like something is missing from the weight loss puzzle when considering those two instances?
Losing weight is merely the result of burning more calories than you consume. Basically if you eat less calories you will lose weight. Unfortunately, this does not mean that you will be healthier.
You could eat a few less burgers and sodas and absolutely lose weight but you will still be malnourished if you fail to eat more foods that are full of nutrients like fruits and vegetables.
Similarly, you could cut out all the processed foods that you want and start eating foods that are healthier like brown rice, corn, grains but find it still difficult to lose weight. You will get frustrated and yell, “I DON”T UNDERSTAND, I CUT OUT THE SWEETS (or whatever) BUT I AM STILL NOT LOSING WEIGHT”… you might even want to give up on your weight loss journey all together but
Don’t Quit Just Yet…
There is a reason why your scale isn’t moving. Some “HEALTHY FOODS” are, indeed, wholesome and provide your body with nutrients that are vital to disease prevention and your energy leve
ls however these don’t necessarily help you lose weight. They are more calorically dense than other healthy foods.
If you are trying to lose weight, I would advise you to vastly reduce or eliminate these healthy foods until you reach your weight loss goal. When you reach your goal, I would then advise you to slowly reintroduce them into your diet but still keep them limited.
HERE ARE 5 HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT
- BROWN RICE
- Raw Nuts
Please note, I am not saying that these foods are bad because they are NOT. I am simply saying that you might think to eat more of them since they are “healthy” without realizing that they are very caloric and some are very starchy. This could slow down your weight loss or even cause weight gain in some instances. If you don’t belief me try to eliminate them and see what happens.
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