Recent groundbreaking studies have been released just this past week showing some very convincing evidence that one food and one food alone needs to be cut out of your diet immediately if you really want to lose fat for good.
Researchers and experts have all claimed that this research is truly groundbreaking, and think it will lead to the reversal of the obesity epidemic in our country. What is this ONE food that is holding us all back from reaching out true goals?
It’s the ONE food that YOU have no self-control over. Yes, I made all that previous stuff up.
Because there is no ONE food or food group that is to blame for everyone’s struggles with weight. For some, it’s not even necessarily food!
I’m sick of seeing these type of clickbait style articles on the interwebs and social media, blaming one food or food group. Of course, anyone can find a study these days to back up their opinion – it’s called cherry-picking the data in your favor.
Or, you can find studies that have been done on nematodes, and just assume that the same outcome will happen in humans and the same dosages per pound/kg…not the best strategy.
Everyone has that food, or food group, or several foods that once you start, it’s hard to stop. Like the following (*the first two are my own*):
- Mom’s Chex Mix – I think the 3rd ingredient is crack, so this makes more sense.
- Tortilla chips and salsa – because salt, fat, AND carbs in one food make my brain happy
- Beer at a sporting event – because everyone else does it…
- Sweet’s in the breakroom – because that’s all that is there to eat, and I’m stressed
- Treats after dinner – because I have that sweet tooth and need my fix after dinner
- Snacks during the football game – because everyone else does it, so we can Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Whatever your uncontrollable food, time, or situation might be…that is likely where you need to start looking to change.
Many of these situations or foods are examples of what we feel is the norm, or what society shows us to do.
Commercials, advertisements, and our friends – all tailgating, drinking beers, with a smorgasbord of food at our disposal to enjoy.
Rough day? Ice cream after dinner will make it better – even though you are full.
You’re planning on ordering the loaded enchiladas? You should probably eat this whole basket of chips and guac before you do that – because it’s there on the table, so why waste it?
How many opportunities are do you have to say yes or no at a restaurant, game, bar, or even at home?
- Can I get you more ______?
- Would you like another ______?
- Would you like _____ with that?
And most of the time we say sure, yes, or hell to the yes (depending on how many beers deep we are)
But here’s the newsflash – it’s okay to say no. Break the norm. Say no thank you. Pass on the extras or the side of _____. Have a water, because deep down inside you know how that one more drink will make you feel tomorrow, and that you do really care about your goals…
It’s not one food that is keeping America fat. It’s our relationship with food, our glorification of the “normal”, and our overall portion sizes and quanity of what we truly eat – without even being aware – it’s all normal to society.
Screw normal. What is normal in this country clearly isn’t helping. Break the mold, and be different. Your health will thank you.
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Stay healthy my friends,