You've also been told you need to give up your favorite foods to lose weight...
What the heck?! I can't give up my two favorites: pizza and ice cream! I don't know about you, but if I can't go out to my favorite pizza joint and grab a pint of ice cream afterwards... then I don't want to be "healthy"!
Guess what... that means you don't have to give them up either!
The truth is you can eat whatever foods you want in moderation. That's the key! Take a minute to think about it like this. It's like managing your food like a financial budget. It means you can still reach your goals by eating your favorite foods!
ARE YOU GETTING THIS... IT MAKES SENSE RIGHT?
You've been told that carbs are the enemy and they make you fat.
You've heard this one before, right?! I remember when I decided to go on a zero-carb diet (yes, zero!). A week later, I was sitting in my class and my professor asked us to take a piece of paper out to write some notes down. I couldn't even remember where my backpack was (it was right beside me!). I couldn't even function like a normal human!
The truth is there is no "good" or "bad" carb, nor do they make you fat. In fact, there is no single food that will make you fat! Yes, you heard that right – there is no specific food that will directly make you fat. It is overconsumption (eating more than your body needs) that will cause you to gain weight. You could "eat clean" all you want, but if you're eating too much, the kale, almond butter, and coconut oil will still make you gain weight.
Thus, when you know how much your body needs to function optimally, you can still eat your favorite foods in moderation and lose weight! Finally, you do not have to kiss your carbs goodbye in order to lose weight – yay!