Slim chocolate and fat oatmeal.
There is no such thing as healthy food.
No such thing as healthy food?! That is so not true!
And yet it is.
Yesterday I ate a whole chocolate bar on top of my 6 Tb spoons of pure coconut oil (720 cal) and 2 L of coconut creamer (another 1200 cal of almost pure fat) and today I couldn’t look leaner!
I’m not saying you gonna be able to do that — most probably, if you are not used to digest a lot of fat, you’ll spend some time on the toilet.
What I’m saying is that calories don’t matter THAT much.
Full fat foods can be good for you.
Chocolate can keep you slim and happy.
And oatmeal can make you fat.
Let me explain.
I eat only 100% cacao chocolate with 0 sugar. This bar I ate yesterday. The whole bar. Not one square.
A lot of fitness folks swear by oatmeal and brown rice. It’s their “carbs” — vegetables are carbs too by the way, so are fruits. Just different kind.
The thing is. There is a difference between steel-cut nothing-added oatmeal, that takes time to cook and to digest (You’ll have more energy for longer), and instant oatmeal with added sugar (any sugar, I don’t care how natural or organic it is, honey goes here too), that is almost as “good” for your fat loss as organic fat-free sugar-loaded cookies.
Even brown rice eaten by the bowl can make you fat, if your body doesn’t tolerate too many carbohydrates too well. And most of you folks out there screwed up your sugar metabolism a lot and can’t tolerate many carbs on a regular basis.
Eating must be mindful.
Just because food is labeled or considered healthy, organic, all natural, fat free, zero added sugar etc — doesn’t mean it’s good for your body and weight loss.
Just because some food is considered off-the-list-for-lean-body-and-weight-loss (like chocolate or fatty foods like full-fat dairy, fatty fish, bacon, healthy oils) doesn’t mean it’s actually gonna make you fat or unhealthy.
I used to eat fruits only, no fat, and running 10K a day — I wasn’t nowhere as lean as I am now, unless I would cut my calories a lot, nowhere as lean as now, when I’m eating god only knows how many calories from pure fat.
As it turns out my body doesn’t like carbohydrates too much, any kind, healthy or not, but processed carbs like sugar and grains especially.
Nor does my brain.
But it absolutely loves fat! Coconut oil, nuts and seeds (macadamia or pine nuts, or Brazil nuts, or Pili — the fattier the better), fatty fish like sardines — I feel so freaking good! And stay so lean with no hunger.
So what does it mean for you?
Don’t follow some plan for months without seeing results doing it all “the right way”.
What is right for me, might be a disaster for you.
But if you do something and it doesn’t give you the results you want — it doesn’t work for you! Change it!
You might be on brown rice broccoli and chicken breasts and still keep your “stubborn” fat.
Only measured experiments based on data and your intuition can give you YOUR PERFECT DIET.
I never design the same meal plan for any 2 people. No matter how similar they are.
You are not broken, if some weight loss strategy doesn’t work for you. You haven’t found your thing yet. Keep trying, experimenting, learning, measuring results.
And maybe you too will be better off eating chocolate than oatmeal for breakfast. The right kind of chocolate.
Healthy lifestyle trivia
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health
EAT HEALTHY-FOR-YOU FOOD.
And here is an extra Bite of Health.
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