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Episode 69: 5 Times You THINK You're Being Healthy, But You're Not

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I can't tell you how many times I've had this conversation:

Client/friend/stranger on the street when they find out I'm a nutrition coach: "I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm seriously eating so much healthier than I used to, but I just can't get this weight off."

Me: "Hmmm, ok tell me what your diet and workout routine are looking like."

Them: *Gives me a list of seemingly solid choices based off old fitness magazines, but includes a number of red flags*.

Me: "Got it, here's what we've got to do..."

With this recurring conversation in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the most common pitfalls I see, so you can sidestep the 'healthy choices' that are actually slowing down, or even preventing your weight loss altogether. 

1. You always make sure to pick salads at restaurants. 

You heard it here first: a salad is not always healthy and it is not always low in calories. With high-calorie toppings like nuts, seeds, cheese, croutons, and dressing, you can easily end up cracking 1000 calories, especially with restaurant salads designed to have enough fat and sugar to make you feel more satisfied.

2. You're choosing foods because they're approved by a particular diet or because they have buzz-word packaging (think: keto approved, paleo approved, vegan, gluten free, low-fat, low-carb, all natural, etc.).

Bacon is keto approved. Potato chips are vegan. Cheese is gluten free. That doesn't mean it's a health food or that it will help you lose weight.

3. You're eating fake sugar because it's calorie free. (You order sugar free at Starbucks, you use aspartame in baking, you pick diet soda over regular).

Fake sugar has been shown to increase sugar cravings, feed the bad bacteria in our gut, and reduce the production of satiety hormones (people who use aspartame eat an average of 300 calories more per day because they aren't able to register that they're full).

4. You're doing challenging workouts 7 days per week.

I know you think the more calories you burn the better. But the truth is, your body needs balance in order to lose weight most efficiently. When you constantly do high intensity workouts you break down muscle, reduce your metabolism, inhibit performance, and cause increases in cortisol. All of this is a recipe for weight gain, not weight loss.

5. You're cutting out 'bad' foods completely. 

Hon, you've been down this road. You know where it leads. As soon as you say "I'm never eating that again," what's the first thing you want to gorge your face with when you have a bad day? Cut the extremes and give yourself permission to be human and to enjoy your favorite foods. Just do it with moderation in mind!

Ok now you know what not to do, but you'll have to listen to the full episode to find out:

  • What you should pick at restaurants.
  • How to read between the lines of buzz-word food packaging.
  • The only zero calorie sweetener I trust. Plus, better sugar alternatives.
  • What your workout routine should look like.

Last but not least, in Unleash Your Transformation, I'll help you ditch other diet myths that are getting in your way so you can find YOUR biggest needle-movers. What are needle-movers? They're the habits that will make the biggest difference in your body with the least amount of effort, the least amount of thought, and the least amount of restriction. These are the habits that will help you get the weight off and keep it off for the rest of your life.

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