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Healthy Foods Do NOT Guarantee Weight-loss!

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by Franny Goodrich

Wait!  Before you call the Food Police on me, hear me out.  Although nobody would argue that eating healthy-foods is wise, it’s not an automatic slam-dunk that doing so will trim your waist, butt and thighs.  If you’re a person – like many – who’s daily diet consists of Chicken Caesar Salads, Tuna Wraps, handfuls of Mixed Nuts or Raisins, then you should also know that these – so called – diet foods, are loaded with calories!

I have said many times, it’s NOT any particular food that makes you fat, it’s the excess calories – regardless of the food-source.  You can get just as fat eating too much lean white chicken, as you can eating too much ice cream n’ hot fudge.  Conversely, you can get just as lean eating the right amount of chocolate-chip cookies, as you can by eating the right amount of fruits n’ vegetables.  This is a weight-loss fundamental that quite frankly too many ignore, or too many fail to understand.

Here’s a way to understand my premise.  At first glance, would you “ever” imagine that you could actually lose weight on this diet?

Breakfast
1 Hot Fudge Sundae -284 calories
1 Small Coffee with Milk and Sugar – 80 calories
Total – 364 calories

Lunch
1 Big Mac – Sandwich – 540 calories
1 Small Diet Coke – 0 calories
Total – 540 calories

Dinner
1 Serving Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – 210 Calories
1 Fudgsicle – 100 calories
1 cup Grape Kool-Aid – 60 calories
Total – 370 calories

Late-night Snack
2 Chocolate Chip Cookies – 260 calories
Small glass Whole Milk – 150 calories
Total – 410

Daily Total: 1,684 calories (Not many, huh?)

The truth is that most people would lose weight – lots of it – if their daily caloric in-take was 1,684 calories.  Obviously, I would never advocate eating this way on a regular basis, however, it illustrates my point that “excess” calories makes us fat, and not any particular types of food.

No matter what you choose to eat on a daily basis, “portion-control” is the best diet-advice.  We should strive to eat a healthy cross-variety of foods in reasonable portions.  When one chooses to indulge in sweet or fatty treats, eating reasonable portions is the key.  The good news is that no-food should be totally off-limits. As they say, “anything and everything in moderation”.  Eat, drink and be merry.

About franny goodrich

Franny Goodrich is the Author of three published books on the topics of diet, exercise, and weight-loss. Edgy and often controversial, Goodrich makes no apology for anyone’s ruffled feathers, or a few raised eyebrows, especially within the billion-dollar Weight-loss Industry. He continues to be an aggressive Consumer Advocate against frauds and scams. Goodrich's first book, appropriately titled; “Diet, Exercise, & Weight-loss Bullsh*t -Exposed!”, is a humorous, yet informative expose’ on the myths, lies, and scams within the Industry. It became an instant and huge internet hit. A New Edition was released in 2011. Goodrich’s second and third book; “Kiss The Fat Goodbye - Uncensored”, and “What Works, What Doesn’t, & Why”, respectively, are both largely collections of excerpts from his popular web-pages, advice blogs, magazine articles, and personal interviews. Goodrich, an Exercise Science Buff, is a former National-level Track and Field Athlete and Natural-Bodybuilding Competitor. He has been a successful Certified Personal Trainer (ACE). Goodrich has nearly 30-years teaching-experience in the fields of Fitness and Athletics. In 1990 Goodrich created and owned the North Carolina-based Health Club Chain “World Famous Big Ape Gym”. In 2008 he formed the Exercise and Weight-loss Consumer Advocate Group; “Body Coaches of America”. Currently a Freelance Author and Writer Goodrich’s latest project is the development of an on-site workshop based on topics discussed in his books. Franny Goodrich can be contacted by email at frangoodrich@msn.com

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