I got an email from a client last year that sounded desperate.
She told me that she was doing everything right based on my advice but wasn’t losing weight at all:
“I don’t get it… I eat all the right foods – lean meats, veggies, whole wheat bread – but I’m still gaining weight. I get a little bit of exercise, but my diet is literally perfect. What’s going on here?”
When I probed a bit further and asked specifically the kinds of foods she was eating, she dropped the bomb:
“Oh no, I go out to eat all of my meals. I have a traveling job so I don’t have the luxury of cooking my own food.”
As it turns out, even healthy food when you eat out (depending on where you eat) can be loaded with hidden calories. To prove it, I did a little experiment below:
Here’s What I Discovered...
The Home Experiment: You Can Eat “Healthy Food” And Still Gain Weight
I bought a sandwich at Panera Bread – one of their bestsellers – and here’s what happened next:
Here’s What it Looked Like Opened:
Here’s How Many Calories it Had:
And I Became Curious…
If I made this sandwich at home, what would it look like, how many calories would it have, and would it be any more/less filling?
The way a food is prepared (e.g. processing/sugar added) dramatically changes how filling it is, as well as how many calories it has.
So it’s entirely possible for a food to be MORE filling with LESS calories if it’s LESS processed. Catch my drift?
So I Grabbed the Same Amount of Bread (In Weight):
And Then I Grabbed The Same Amount of Turkey…
Then I Added Some Cheese..
Added Some Bacon…
And Some Tomatoes…
And Some Lettuce…
And 90 Calories Worth of Mayo (Panera’s Sauce Was 90 Calories):
And My Own Sandwich Came To Life, With One Problem…
It Was TWICE The Size, But 150 Calories Less. What!?
The Surprising Differences Here…
Let’s start with one observation: My sandwich was enormous. Much bigger Panera’s and presumably much more filling.
Total calories from Panera’s sandwich: 830
Total calories from my sandwich: 700.
#1 It’s a Heck of a lot Easier to Overeat (Without Realizing it) When You Eat Out.
That’s not just because food is more “unhealthy” – it’s sometimes the amount it’s processed, how it’s cooked, and the sauces and marinades that are used.
For example, look at the calorie count from wings at Buffalo Wild wings. We all know wings aren’t exactly a health food, but if you were to prepare them at home, you’d literally eat 1/3 the calories. If you ate ONE SERVING of ribs & chicken tenders at buffalo wild wings, that’s literally the recommended daily calorie intake for a 6′ 2″ 170 pound male. Or for a 5′ 7″ 150 pound female.
I’ve already showed something very similar in another health experiment called “Shocking (In Pictures) Why We’re Fat.”
I also have shown previously how we’re going up against a massive business (the food industry) and how they’re keeping us addicted: How Big Business Makes Food As Addictive As Cocaine.
The scary thing is that Panera is actually on the “healthier” side of the spectrum. If you’re really eating out and letting yourself indulge (especially if you do it twice a day) you could easily be eating your entire recommended daily amount of calories in two meals.
#2 There’s a Heck of a lot More Sodium Than if You Made the Food Yourself.
Check out the sodium facts from the CDC:
The tolerable upper limit is 2,300 mg/day.
Just in this sandwich there was almost 3,000 mg.
In the version that I made, it totaled less than 1/2 that: 1,300 mg.
#3 Your Health Is NOT Just About Calories
So maybe you’re eating the right amounts of food, you’re not dramatically over eating, so you’re drinking soda and eating some junk but not gaining weight.
Think you’re in the clear?
Sorry, you aren’t.
Despite the fact that you may not be gaining weight, broccoli is loaded with nutrients, anti-cancer compounds, and other protective vitamins and minerals.
Soda contains high fructose corn syrup, which we know contributes to liver fat deposits and in high amounts (like the amounts we’re consuming) causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. There are children coming down with liver disease before they’re teenage because they were raised on soda. (Source 1, Source 2). Unfortunately, almost everything is packed with high fructose corn syrup now.
So yeah, you might not gain weight even though you’re drinking soda instead of eating broccoli. But inside it will show a different story.
In fact, skinny fat people are more likely to die from metabolic related diseases than overweight people.
So don’t envy your skinny little friend that eats crappy food at all. He/she is going to pay the price.
Your Tiny Habit For Today (And Maybe The Year)
You already know to just eat real food. That’s my mantra.
And you know to change your habits, instead of adopting another diet.
Those two things will change your life (and health) alone.
But there’s a third.
Something I want to help you achieve this year.
Cook your own food.
Cooking your own food is THE habit to develop to improve your health. We know food is the underlying poison/cure behind this obesity epidemic. And we know that most people simply aren’t treating it like that.
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.
Then start detoxing your body with tasty, nourishing smoothies that are just as easy on your wallet as they are easy to make.
Because a single day of enjoying Liz’ smoothies demonstrated the radical power of her superfood-packed red smoothies to make me feel incredibly good.
Now prepare yourself for one of the biggest weight loss secrets there is. A secret that, when you use it properly, can transform your body and your health.
You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
Here’s how it works...
“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”
Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
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