- Posted October 25, 2013 by
Healthy Foods Causing Weight Gain
Eating so-called "health" foods can stop any attempt at weight loss and even make you gain weight without even realizing it. Calories are more important than low fat, low carb, high protein or food claiming so-called "health" benefits. When the extra calories of health food make you gain weight any benefit, if any, is eliminated by the clear dangers of weight gain.
Here is the weight gain when eating a single serving a day for a year,
assuming these represents excess calories:
"Healthy" Food or Drink
Serving size: Olive oil - 17 Almonds - 12 oz fruit juice
Calories per serving: 125/tbl - 170 cal - 150 cal
Weight gain from eating or drinking (1 serving a day for a year): 12 lb. - 17 lb. - 15 lb.
Time to walk off: 30 min - 45 min - 40 min
These are NOT "free" calories. They count! How did we get fooled into thinking we can lose weight eating high calorie, fattening with portion control?
Not losing weight? "Health" foods may add to weight gain for some individuals:
Instead of rethinking the message, looking at the calories and considering the difficulties with portion control, people have simply try harder to lower their fat intake, do more and more exercise, and eat more and more high calorie “healthy meals”
"Health foods" often are high in calories:
Look at olive oil & nuts- both 125-170 calories/ serving. Eating an extra 100 calories a day for a year adds 12 lbs and 2 inches to every one's waist. That's not healthy.
"Health" foods have serious portion control problems:
Maybe a skinny person can eat 10 almonds and be done, but not an overweight individual. If they could they probably would not be overweight in the first place.
"Health" foods have an aura of being low in calories:
Everyone struggling with their weight needs less food, when they see "reduced," lite, low, no fat, low carbs they have an excuse to eat more.
Losing weight is more important than eating "health" foods:
Which is more important the weight loss associated with reducing calories or the possible benefits, if any, from eating foods that carry "healthy" labels. All the evidence points to the fact that if you reduce 2 inches from your waist line you lower blood pressure, heart disease and cholesterol by more than 25%. The effects of so called "health" foods on these metabolic parameters are unknown, and may not be seen for 25 years, if at all. Can you wait to find the answer?
Calories are calories
Everyone trying to lose and keep his weight off needs to eat less, not more food--"healthy" or not.