Diets don’t work….sorry correction - they do work on a short term basis if you stick to it long enough to see results. Often diets are too restrictive and people end up giving up before they see results. There are odd few who will be able to stick it out, but then gain all the weight they have lost, if not more as soon as they stop and start eating “normal” again.
I have never been a fan of diets/quick fixes, I find they don’t teach people how to live a healthy balanced lifestyle. I don’t believe we should be taking short cuts to reach our goals. Rather have the ‘everything in moderation’ approach. If we all learned how to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle 80% of the time, there would be no need for the extreme diets and we would all have much healthier relationships with food.
Feeling like you need a helping hand to shift the extra Crimbo kilo’s?
Following on from my blogs on carbohydrates and proteins - onto the last macronutrient - FAT.
I will start off this blog how i started off the others - with the false claims/beliefs that people have with fat and end with some truths. With the supermarket shelves full of “low fat” “reduced fat” or even “fat free” its hard to avoid the stigma around “fat”. You will most often than not find that if an item is “fat free” etc its usually has added sugar to improve the taste that was lost when the fat was taken out. Yes it will be less calories - fat has 9 calories per a gram vs the 4 calories per a gram of carbs and protein. Fat is the most energy dense macronutrient
If you want to be 100% sure that your nut butter contains no nasties - make it yourself. It really is so easy!