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There's a lot of back and forth on whether body weight is a good indicator of weight loss progress...
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Here's what I think 🙋‍♂️: When the scale is used correctly—to analyze long-term upward & downward trends in body weight—it can be a fantabulous tool for tracking progress 😁👍
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However, a lot of people weigh themselves daily, and then think the number they see reflects actual progress 😒👎...
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Here's the deal —> there are a ton of things that can influence your day-to-day weight... But the ONE thing ☝️that will not have an impact is actual fat gain‼️
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THE BOTTOM LINE ✅: it's TOTES normal for your body weight to fluctuate up ⬆️ and down ⬇️ 2-3 pounds daily, and it has nothin' to do with gaining actual body fat!
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I still think daily weighing is useful, but only when it's used to find your weekly/monthly weight averages. Comparing those averages will give you a much more accurate look at fat loss progress 💪
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Know someone who needs to take back mental control over the scale and stop 🛑✋️worrying about daily weight fluctuations? Tag 'em below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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If you've been confused about whether you should eat fruit or not, 🔊LISTEN UP 🔊(because this is super important) 🗣🍎🍌...
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For 99% of people, there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with eating *whole* fruit ‼️It's chockfull of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water—all of which improve your health and help keep your belly full 😋👍
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Unless you have a medical reason for avoiding *whole* fruit, don't be afraid to eat it.... got it? Good 💪☺️
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Now, notice that I'm putting asterisks around *whole* fruit. Reason being, fruit that's dried♨️, juiced🤜🍊🤛, or actually just candy 🍭 disguised as fruit (any RUNTS fans out here?) are stripped of the things that make whole fruit such a great weight loss friendly food...
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The canned fruit in today's post is extra tricky. It's technically whole fruit, but it's drowned in thick, sugary, high-calorie syrup 👎
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HERE'S YOUR TAKEAWAY ✅: do NOT fear fruit. If you're controlling your calories, hitting your protein goal, eating veggies, and staying physically active, you can enjoy multiple servings of *whole* fruit each day and still lose weight 👌
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Know someone this could help? Tag 'em down below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Fruit sorbet is one of those "yeah it's fruit, but it's kinda not" foods 🍎🍌🙄😒....
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Similar to dried fruits and juices, fruit sorbet Is stripped of the fiber and water found in whole fruit—which are the two factors that make fruit filling in the first place!
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Now, obviously, most people who reach for one of these two desserts aren't concerned with fullness. Instead, they're looking to crave their sweet tooth! 😋
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For that, either pint will do...
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Just don't get tricked into thinking that mango sorbet is magically better for losing weight than ice cream 🙅 (when calories are matched, of course).
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It really just comes down to personal preference... Personally? I'd take the Oreo Ice Cream cuz I'm an Oreo addict 🙋‍♂️...
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You may be more of a fruity patooty and choose the mango sorbet 😜
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The IMPORTANT thing ✅ is to be mindful & stay in control of your intake. If you're focused on weight loss, make sure you're still eating plenty of WHOLE fruit, veggies, protein, and sticking to your calorie & macronutrients targets 🎯
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For a lot for dieters, going out to a restaurant is an anxiety attack waiting to happen 🆘😱‼️...
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Reason being, it can be difficult to find a weight loss friendly option at most places. Even if you find one, your temptation to overeat may end up taking over anyways 😨🍝🍷🍰...
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This, in turn, makes many people decide it's best to never go out. They assume—if they want to lose weight and stay lean–they're condemned to home-cooked meals for the rest of eternity 🏡👨‍🍳
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I disagree 🙅. Going out to eat is a huge part of socializing and building relationships, and your weight loss goals should NOT ❌ take away from having fun and enjoying your life!
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If you're willing to do a bit of planning and mindset shifting, you can absolutely, positively, 💯% go out to eat and STILL achieve your fitness goals. 💪👌
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The three tips above are my personal favorites for dining out responsibly, but I'd love to hear from you! Do you have a strategy that makes dining out on a diet easier or less stressful? Let me know below! ⬇️⬇️
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My Bro-licious friend, Jordan (@syattfitness), created this epic graphic which gets straight to meat 'n taters (☺️hehe) to the question, "Are sweet potatoes 🍠 healthier than regular potatoes 🥔?" 🤔...
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You may have heard that sweet potatoes are WAY healthier that white potatoes, or that white potatoes are somehow bad & fattening 👎...
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But as you can see 👀, both types of potatoes provide unique nutritional benefits for our health. More importantly, there's NOTHING ❌ about one that makes it better or worse than the other‼️
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There's nothing wrong with white potatoes. The reason they get a bad wrap is because, a lot of the time, they're being deep fried in high-calorie oil or processed into crunchy slices of salty deliciousness—both of which will inevitably rocket launch 🚀 the total calorie amount ⬆️
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HERE'S WHAT I RECOMMEND ✅: instead of choosing sweet potatoes or white potatoes, include BOTH in your diet to reap the unique health benefits of each! 👌
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If you're losing weight, what's going to matter more than the type of potato you choose is HOW it's actually being cooked 👨‍🍳...
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Obviously, fried 🍟 and roasted 🔥 potatoes (which are typically doused in oil) are going to pack a lot more calories than potatoes that come baked ♨️or boiled ⚗️
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Do you know someone who needs them hear the truth about sweet vs. white potatoes? Tag 'em in the comments below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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There are about a bazillion & one different strategies for losing weight...
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Low Carb 🍖, low Fat 🍞, Ketogenic Diets 🔥, Meal Timing ⏰, Meal Frequency 🗓, Fasting 🍽, Fasted Cardio 🏃‍♀️, High Intenisty vs. Low-Intensity Exercise 🚴↔️🚶‍♀️...
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It's no wonder people get so confused about what to do! 😱🤷‍♀️
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HERE'S THE TRUTH ✅: the vast majority (~95%) of your weight loss results are achieved from adhering to three incredibly simple things:
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1️⃣ - Eating in a calorie deficit
2️⃣ - Being active using goal-focused exercise
3️⃣ - Having consistency with those 2 things over time
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Of course, each one had a bit more to them, but it doesn't have to get overly complicated...
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Once you have those three things dialed in, THEN you can start experimenting with different meal schedules, workout timing, high-fat/low-carb vs. high-carb/low-fat, etc.
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➡️➡️If you want help mastering the 95% of losing weight, then you should check out my free fat loss course, Fat Loss Forever. (🔥LINK IN BIO🔥)
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In it, I go over everything you need to know to ensure you're adhering to those three things that deliver the bulk of your results 💪
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Are you worried your progress is too slow? Don't worry, you're doing it right! 👌
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Everyone wants results fast 🏎 💨 , so it's no surprise they often find themselves repeatedly taking overly aggressive and restrictive approaches with their diet and exercise...
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It makes sense intuitively💡... if a moderate calorie deficit & 4 days of exercise a week helps you lose weight, then an extreme deficit & 7 hard days of exercise must be better... right? 😰👍❓
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HERE'S THE TRUTH ✅: While an approach like that ☝️might work for the first couple of week/months, it's ultimately unsustainable. -
In the end, you're really just setting yourself up to continuously gain and lose weight on a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting... 🍔🔄🥗
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So If you feel like you're not making progress fast enough, before you do ANYTHING, take a step back and remind yourself that losing weight takes time ⏰
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What's more, remember that slow progress is still progress👌
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It's a classic tortoise & the hair scenario 🐢 ↔️ 🐇
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The person who goes to extremes with their diet and exercise may lose weight more quickly at the start, but they'll never be able to sustain it...
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On the other hand, the person who takes their time and stays consistent is the one who ultimately succeeds!
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Moral of the story 👉 embrace your inner tortoise, because In the end, "slow & steady" weight loss always wins the race 🏁🐢🥇
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‼️ATTENTION‼️: Just because something is "organic" or purchased at a health food store does NOT ❌ make it magically better for losing weight 🔮
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Organic Chips & Guacamole are great examples...
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Avocados 🥑 (you know, the main ingredient of guac 💁) are full of healthy fats and nutrients, but those healthy fats bring along a TON of extra calories too.
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The "organic" corn chips? Well... I'm not even going to get started on those 🙄... Just know that, for losing fat, they're pretty much identical to regular chips.
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My recommendation ✅: if you enjoy eating Chips & Guac (preferably alongside a delicious Chipotle burrito 🌯😋), then go ahead and eat 'em up! -
Just make sure they fit within your nutrition targets and you get plenty of protein 🍖 & veggies 🥗 the rest of the day 👌
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Oh, and pay attention to portions, 'cause dem Calz gonna add up fast, y'all. 😘
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PS. I'm NOT saying you should Fritos and cheese sauce instead. This is just to show the high calorie density of "organic" snack food 😁. . .
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Are you being a "Work Week Dieter?" 🤷‍♂️
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As in, you're doing everything right Monday through Friday afternoon—tracking 📝 , exercising 🏋️‍♀️, staying consistent 🔄—only to blow it Friday evening through Saturday night? 🍻😧🍕
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You see, a lotta people don't realize how easily a weekend of mindlessly drinking 🍺🤤 and overeating 😋🍣 can destroy 💥 their weight loss results...
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For example, the person above☝️is able to completely offset their week of hard work with just one and a half days of splurging‼️
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Now, I'm NOT 🙅 saying you can't or shouldn't have fun every once in a while. Rather, just remember that having "too much fun" on the weekends can potentially offset the hard work you're putting in Monday-Friday.
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You can absolutely lose weight while having fun on the weekends 🍸👌—just be sure you go in with some type of plan & continue using moderation/common sense too! 💪☺️
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This was a repost from a couple of months ago. With the weekend coming up, I'm hopefully it'll help you stay the course 💪
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Do you know someone else who needs to see this?
Tag them in the comments below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Food marketers are always trying to create a health halo 😇 around their products using phrases like "natural 🌲," "low fat ⬇️," and "organic 🌏"
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Skinny Pop 🍿 is a great example 👉 their goal is that you, the innocent consumer 🙋‍♂️, will be strolling down the grocery isle, see the phrase "only 39 calories per cup!" slapped on their product, and then assume it's the best choice.
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And of course, they've made sure to write a bunch marketing jargon all over with words like "skinny" and "guilt-free" to reinforce your decision 🙄...
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HERE'S WHAT TO DO✅: first, realize that just because a food may appear like the healthiest or lowest calorie option does NOT ❌ make it so!
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It's worth it to take the extra 5 minutes ⏰ and do a bit of investigating of the actual nutrition info of similar food products 🕵️‍♀️...
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Specifically, you wanna pay attention to 1️⃣total calories, 2️⃣calories per serving, 3️⃣servings per container.
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In this scenario, "Skinny Pop" & "Smart Pop" both sound like good, low-calorie popcorn options, but the Smart Pop brand turns out to be WAY more weight loss friendly👌
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Know someone who would benefit from seeing this? 👀
Tag 'em in the comments! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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When I was younger, I remember my grandma always asking, "how much fat's in that?" when deciding on the healthiness of food 👵🏻☝🏻...
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Nowadays, it seems the "fat is bad" thinking has shifted over to a "sugar is toxic ☠️" mindset... (I mean, we gotta find something to blame, right? 🙄)
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The honest truth? Whether sugar is or isn't bad is IRRELEVANT without context...
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When Is Sugar BAD?
❌ The extra calories from sugar puts you in a SURPLUS (i.e. you consume an excess of calories and gain fat)
❌ You're controlling calories, but your high sugar intake decreases the amount of healthy foods you're eating—leading you to get inadequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.
❌ You're completely Sedentary 😴
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When Is Sugar OKAY?
✅ You're controlling your calorie intake and getting plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.
✅ You're physically active throughout the day and preferably lifting weights 2-4x a week.
✅You're using sugar in moderation to enjoy life rather than stuffing it in your face as an emotional crutch.
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Oh, and you know that fruit stuff that has all those nice vitamins and minerals? 🍎🍒🍓🍊🥝
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It has sugar in it... YOU GONNA TRY TO TELL MY FRIEND GEORGE (-> 🐒) FRUIT IS BAD? 🙈🍌
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THE BOTTOM LINE ✅: sugar is NOT inherently bad for you. Context matters 👉 and it really only becomes an issue when your sugar intake results in eating too many calories or too few micronutrient-dense foods. - .
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Here's a great post by my friend, Jake (@barbellbosses), that illustrates what I try to get across with all of my different comparison posts ↔️
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This particular comparisons looks at three different yogurt products, and as you can see, there's no indication that there's a "right ✅" or "wrong ❌" choice to make...
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And it comes down to a simple fact 👉 eating to be healthy and eating to lose weight are NOT always the same thing!🙅
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For example, say you need to consume 1850 calories to Lose weight. You could *technically* eat 14 Twinkles (1820 cals) per day and drop weight ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Now before you go and get all fussy with me, I'm not recommending that approach☝️🤦‍♂️. I think we can both agree that a Twinkie-only Diet wouldn't be very sustainable, nor would it be beneficial for our health 🙄
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On the other hand, you could eat 100% whole foods and end up consuming too many calories to lose weight, too. (things like avocados 🥑, nuts 🥜, & eggs 🍳are healthy, but the calories can add up if you're not careful!)
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Plus, it's important to note, most of the time, "organic" and "grass-fed" foods aren't drastically better for you—just like non-organic/natural foods aren't toxic.
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Food is food. Sure, some are more nutritious than others, but no food is inherently bad!
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HERE'S WHAT I RECOMMEND ✅: 1️⃣, decide what your goals are (weight loss, maintain, gain weight, etc.). 2️⃣, find foods that help you achieve those goals (for weight loss, foods fewer in calories and higher in protein tend to be the move). 3️⃣, eat foods that you ACTUALLY enjoy. (If you hate what you eat, you're setting yourself up for failure).
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