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“Is it just all about calories or can you just eat healthy foods and lose weight?”

Had this question the other day:

“Is it just all about calories or can you just eat healthy foods and lose weight?”

So I did a quick video here:

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But I get you’re busy so if you’re short on time, here’s the short answer?

It depends…because:

So called “Healthy” foods should keep you full up for longer and help you control hunger, lower calories and lose some fat…

(in theory..)


But this doesn’t always work without knowledge of calories…

Why?

Some people will have “cheat” days…

which psychologically can create a negative relationship with foods and lead to “on off” / yo-yo dieting and frustration…

especially​ as the “cheat” days can offset your progress and hard work…


Plus..

It’s no secret that food and drink – for some – can be a way of dealing with stress.

And – of course – you have social situations, which can be pretty hard to balance if you’re purely focussed on just eating “healthy” food…

after all, lovey, delicious cakes, pastries, are everywhere.

You can’t even get petrol without being tempted…​​​​


I think that’s where the psychosocial aspect of this healthy eating / nutrition / fitness stuff has to be considered..

What does being ‘healthy’ mean to you?

If it means never having wine again, never eating cheese again, never eating out, eating chicken and broccoli, having a cheat day once per week?

That’s cool…

But
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For me?

It involves being able to have the flexibility to eat out, enjoy eating cheese (it’s not just for Christmas…) and not worry about it.

​​Of course, some compromises have to be made in other areas, but once you accept that? 


It becomes a lot easier

Matt

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