Grasping the relationship between energy consumed and the end goal can only be realized if there is consistent awareness of eating behaviours. And this includes ridding ourselves of presumption and replacing it with relative perspective and addressing what is important.
For example, this weekly selection of generous, yet normalized allotments of side sauces accumulate to 1135 calories. The assumption is that the caloric value consumed during each episode is small enough to omit from our nutritional reckoning. But whilst the values are individually small, over time small can become relatively large. Much like pennys make pounds.
Another assumption may be that consuming a ferociously calorie dense Domino’s pizza will require diligent tracking to the utmost. If compositional goals are in play, diligent tracking of calorie dense items is of course wise, but they should be held in the same perspectives of all calories consumed. Because all food is equal in that we should allow ourselves access to any food we enjoy.
Yet we often have a disconnect between assumption and reality. Assumption leads one to believe that regular, small amounts of sauce are too insignificant to be worthy of consideration. But that an irregular pizza may ruin the hard yards of dieting, such is its caloric density.
Though sauces and moderated pizzas should always be eaten if enjoyed, if perspective is applied, we can see above that the assumed threat to one’s composition (pizza) is in fact more favourable than the assumed insignificance (sauces).
As ever, the point here revolves around awareness. Awareness that certain eating patterns may facilitate or inhibit progress. Awareness that all food is allowed. Awareness that quantity of calories, not type of food, is the direct driver regarding compositional change. And awareness that, over time, small dietary change as a result of basic knowledge can reap big rewards. 🔥
15 hours ago
It’s all context dependant!!! Just because something is labeled paleo/keto/vegan/gluten-free, doesn’t mean that it is a healthy choice.
Love this post by my friend @functional.foods ✌🏽
You can be keto and consuming nothing but bacon and butter.
You can be vegan and eat a diet of french fries, Oreos, and soy-imitation meats.
You can be gluten-free and center your diet around highly refined gluten-free cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, pastas, and cereals.
As with any dietary template, there is always a more nourishing, nutrient-dense approach that focuses on a diversity of real, whole, unadulterated food and then there are less nourishing options that are energy-dense but are refined and lack fiber and phytochemicals.
When it comes to food, many people are dogmatic and have a strong alliance to a particular diet/lifestyle trend. Either you’re a dedicated vegan, a devoted vegetarian, a staunch paleo lover, or on the keto craze.
However, we are all unique individuals, and therefore, have different goals and needs. What works for you may not work for me and vice versa.
That being said, the foundation for all human diets that unites all dietary camps is an emphasis on whole, unadulterated foods, mostly plants, especially vegetables.
Plants contain fermentable fibers which break down into SCFA and feed our trillions of gut bacteria. They also contain phytochemicals (antioxidants and polyphenols) which are essential for optimal health.
When it comes to food, my golden principle is this: Eat nutrient-dense, unadulterated foods, that celebrate plant diversity, emphasize quality, and encourages a balanced, adequate, and varied diet.
The food we eat creates the foundation for life. By making this simple shift, you can make a profound impact on your health and vitality.
Also don’t forget Your environment also plays a massive factor and influence on eating and lifestyle / social behaviour.
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Goodbye deficit and definition, hello Christmas and calories 😂
Not obsessing over a surplus this time of year (for once). Its the most wonderful time of the year!!
Make the most 😋
What to have for dinner when you can’t be bothered cooking? MEATBALLS 🥳
I’m talking about store bought meatballs from @aldiaustralia with @sunrice microwaved basmati rice. Could it get any easier? 💁🏼♀️
It literally takes 10 minutes!
These beef and pork meatballs are delicious. Roll them in breadcrumbs/herbs or spices before frying in extra virgin olive oil to get that crispy texture 🤤🤤
Layer some spinach, grate some carrot, shred some cabbage and slice some cucumber
Top with sesame seeds and dijonnaise sauce #dinnermadeeasy
Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Bread🍌🍞🍫 150 Calories ... Swipe for a step-by-step guide 💃🏻 and see below for details x Recipe by @cleanfoodcrush
This Bread is SERIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL!
The ingredients and method are very easy which makes this excellent for a #breakfast#snack or #dessert option.
Add all of your ingredients to the blender, bake while you're showering...you'll then be beckoned back into your kitchen by a heavenly aroma, and your family will think you're a professional Baker with superhuman capabilities!
makes 12 servings
2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
2 large #eggs
cinnamon, vanilla, nuts, optional
2 Tbsps melted ghee, butter, or oil
1/4 cup #chocolate chips
Preheat oven 350 degrees and line an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
Place the oats and baking soda in a blender, and add in the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, and pulse. Stir in the chocolate chips, then pour the mixture into your loaf pan.
If you want to, sprinkle chocolate chips and set 1/2 of a sliced #banana on top of the #bread as shown to make it look pretty.
Bake for 35-45 minutes
Allow bread to cool on a rack, then slice and serve!
It’s a great delicious and healthier version
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