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The Healthy Foods That Can Halt Your Weight Loss

The healthy foods that you never thought could hold your weight loss back, most likely are!

Despite the true underlying mechanisms for weight loss being widely known for some time, it can be amazing to see people choosing not to acknowledge the facts.

Reinventing the wheel is the foundation of the weight loss industry, by creating countless methods to achieve a caloric deficit (often a massive deficit) to get you the shift in numbers on the scales that you have longed for. Who would have thought that by developing starvation fasting diets, meal replacement products and juice cleanses (all of which create a dangerous calorie deficit) that a $50 million dollar industry was realised (and that was for women alone)!

All whilst keeping you in the dark as to what they really are doing to your body!

And then there are the whole-food diets (Paleo being the most notable at present) which advocate in large part an enhancement in dietary quality, yet neglects the biggest factor in shedding those unwanted kilos (an appropriate caloric deficit, macro-nutrient intake and physical activity training program).

The age old saying that you can have too much of a good thing is very accurate, with many people making the mistake of solely looking at dietary quality enhancements to achieve their weight loss goals.

In honor of this monumental mistake, we have made a list of the top 3 “healthy foods” that we see people enjoy in excess that obliterated their weight loss progression.

1. Avocado: Packed full of heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats and bursting with vitamins and minerals you can do far worse than include this food in your nutrition plan. And not to mention they are extremely tasty (but unfortunately calorie dense!). For example, a 70kg individual can consume 20% of their total daily calorie intake requirements from one medium avocado!

2. Nuts: Another awesome source of those heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats, with some containing the anti-inflammatory omega 3 as well as essential vitamins, minerals and a good dose of dietary fiber. Remember that 70kg individual? Just one cup worth of nuts (around the size of one adult’s closed fist) would equate to around 40% of their total daily calorie intake requirements!!

3. Peanut Butter: We are pretty sure their is a hidden sixth sense that we have that craves peanut butter! The amount of times our team encounters the “sneaky nut-butter eater” (you know, the one that has a tablespoon here and there, or even a whole jar) without thinking twice. Whilst it represents a food with great dietary quality, one peanut butter-binge (4 tablespoons) hits over 35% of that 70kg individual’s total daily calorie intake requirements!

We hope you see that knowledge is your ultimate power when making appropriate choices for your requirements.

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