Healthy choices? Calories still count...
We’re living in an age where we are becoming more aware of the benefits of eating good quality food.
Organic, grass fed chicken is better than eating caged chickens which have been pumped full of antibiotics.
A good quality almond butter is better than a value peanut butter.
Avocado’s, cheese, nuts, seeds, olive oil, nut butter’s etc
All these foods have come back in the media as being ‘healthy’.
Yes, they have bucket loads of nutrition.
Yes, they are whole foods which are mainly unprocessed.
Yes, they are great sources of ‘good fats’.
This new way of people eating is brilliant!
I can’t express enough, just how much of a difference that eating this type of food will have on people’s overall health.
Unfortunately, there is a slight downfall.
While eating foods like this will aid in making you healthy, which is massively important, they are all high-calorie options.
This means that you do need to be careful about the amount you eat if you are on a fat loss journey.
Let’s say that you’re on a fat loss journey where your calories are meant to be around 2000 on training days.
This means you can have 3 meals with 500 calories and 2 snacks of 250 calories every day.
Now, let’s say that you have a baked avocado, egg and chicken breast salad with an extra virgin olive oil dressing and hand full of chia seeds.
Sounds pretty healthy right?
What if I told you that this meal could be as many as 1100 calories?!
That’s the equivalent of 2 meals of your fat loss plan.
Suddenly, it’s not looking like the best choice…
This isn’t me saying that you shouldn’t eat these foods.
I’m just trying to make you aware that, as good as eating healthy foods is, calories do still count.