So many people blame certain foods or macronutrients (i.e protein, carbs and fats) for their weight gain
Ever heard anyone say “when I cut out the bread, I instantly lose weight?”
Now, it’s not the bread that is helping you lose the weight! It’s the fact that you have reduced your calories by cutting out the bread from your diet!
People ask me everyday “esta comida engorda?” “Elka lo bananas engordan verda?” “Elka este protein bar engorda?” or rather will this food make me fat or will that food make me fat?
You need to realise that no food is making you fat! Bread doesn’t make you fat, chocolate doesn’t make you fat, sugar doesn’t make you fat….BUT! THE OVERCONSUMPTION OF THESE FOODS WHICH THEN RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN CALORIES MAKES YOU FAT!
Another example, if you drop carbs, you are more than likely to lose body weight temporarily due to a loss in water as for every gram of carbs you consume, your body will store around 3 grams of water with it! This is why many women find that when they go low carbs, they instantly lose weight! BUT in the beginning, it’s mostly water I’m afraid….
Without a calorie deficit we CANNOT lose weight, no matter what foods you eat!
You can eat all the healthy food in the world! But if you eat too much of anything, you will not lose weight!
So many dietary methods call for the EXCLUSION of foods, for instance by eliminating entire food groups or specific foods i.e juice diets (basically eliminating one full meal), paleo diets (eliminating all grains), Atkins diet (eliminating all carbs), you get the drift….
Basically once people go on these diets, and see that they lose weight, they then blame that specific food as being the main culprit for their previous weight gain..BUT this is not true! These dietary methods work simply because there has been a reduction in your daily calories!
If you ban refined sugar from a diet it will always result in a drop in calories! So all of a sudden something that you were eating every single day –you have now omitted! Which means you are already eating less! And that is why you are losing weight
We also see these things happen with things like dairy, wheat, chocolate, gluten – basically things that are usually over consumed! Once you get rid of it….you will lose weight! Why? Because there is an instant reduction in calories from your daily diet!
Any dietary system with a rule that bans grains, bans sugars and fat and dairy will create a very obvious calorie reduction – that’s why you will lose weight.
Think about it? You sprinkle cheese on every meal? If people remove this – and lose weight – it’s not the cheese that was making you fat, cheese is not the culprit – it’s the reduction in calories!
People remove foods from their diets but they don’t usually replace these foods with something else which means there is already a calorie deficit and this is why weight loss happens.
So again I repeat….the message of this post….
A TYPE OF FOOD IS NOT THE CULPRIT FOR YOUR WEIGHT GAIN, IT’S THE AMOUNT OF CALORIES YOU EAT OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY!
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