Everyone always asks me for weight loss tricks and quick fixes, but guess what? There is no quick fix, at least none that I believe in, and none that truly work over a long period of time. I can't give any advice on meal replacements, taking a food group out, or counting calories, or even micros/macros because I don't do any of that. Never have and never will. Carbs aren't the enemy. Neither are any other food groups, in moderation of course. We just have to be more aware of exactly what we're putting into our body. Aim for lean, clean, and green foods and you'll not only look better, you'll feel better from the inside, out! The minute I started changing up my meals to eat lean, clean, and green, everything changed! Sure, working out is important, but how do you think you get fuel to workout? It's not by eating a BigMac, I'll tell you that much.
It's easy to get pulled into the quick fix fads, and you may see results for a short period of time, but they won't last, and you'll be right back where you started, except you'll feel disappointed in yourself, and in your body for not keeping the weight off, like other people you see doing the same program/diet.
I challenge you to look at the ingredient label next time, but instead of your eyes going directly to the carb count, try looking at the ingredients. Try seeing if you can pronounce or even know what the ingredients are in the package you picked up. When I started doing this, I was amazed to see that I didn't even know what half the ingredients were in the food I was eating... how is that okay? Many ingredients are used for other, less healthy things, so why are we putting them into our body? Our digestive system is shouting at us, saying, "what the heck are you doing? I don't know what that is, I can't digest it!" Some is digested, and other ingredients are transformed and the body actually takes them. What they do to our DNA and our cell structure, I'm not so sure, but with all the rising diseases, you can bet it's not a good thing.
When you go to the store, try to aim for foods with as little ingredients as possible. For example, your peanut butter, should just be made of peanuts! Why do food companies find it necessary to add in anything more than that? They pump our foods with preservatives, chemicals, and processed ingredients, without even knowing what they do to our body. Head to your kitchen, and throw out all the processed foods in your cabinet and refrigerator.
Comment below with your favorite food, and I'll be on the hunt for a healthier version. You could be featured in one of my upcoming blog posts!