‘It’s good for you’……………….
You’ve heard it before, somebody is describing or selling the benefits of a certain food group to you and they tell you how ‘healthy’ it is……
I’m not denying the health properties of certain foods, and the inclusion of these foods can be of benefit to you.
However some foods can become over hyped and all too often one MAJOR factor becomes lost in transaction……………………..
I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it: calories DO count!
It doesn’t how ‘healthy’ those calories may happen to be, an excess intake will STILL cause weight gain.
Foods that typically fall into this bracket include:
>Coconut Oil (and any other oil for that matter)
>Nut butters (doesn’t matter how ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ it is, calories STILL count…)
The list goes on, but these are the typical choices that I see the most of.
Nuts are a classic example, 25g of walnuts equates to a small handful but typically gives you around 175kcal.
If you aren’t careful, ‘snacking’ on nuts can easily rack up an additional 500 -600kcal a day!
Keep in mind, that all of the above choices are also very easy to overeat on…
I’m not saying these foods are bad, far from it, I am saying that you need to be mindful of the caloric value when you include any of them into your diet.
Remember that too much of ANY food choice will result in weight gain….
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘had to stop buying peanut butter’ Buttle.
p.s – I’ve been using powdered peanut butter recently, but more on that another day…………….