Anno 2017 is iedereen erg veel bezig met gezond(er) eten. We slaan allemaal aan de havermout, granola en avocado’s. Maar geef toe, dit is niet allemaal even lekker en dan is het soms moeilijk om dat lekkere stuk chocolade links te laten liggen. Een fitness blogger genaamd Lucy Mountain snapt ons volledig en zet alvast enkele feiten op een rijtje.
Lucy deelt een reeks foto’s waarbij ze ‘gezonde’ snacks vergelijkt met ongezonde snacks. Maar wat ze hiermee eigenlijk wilt zeggen is dat je jezelf kan ‘trakteren’ door een kleine portie ongezonde snacks te eten en toch binnen je dagelijkse limieten te blijven. Het is ook zeker mogelijk zegt ze, dat je té veel ‘gezonde’ snacks eet -vooral wanneer ze veel additieven bevatten- en net daardoor je dagelijkse limiet overschrijdt.
De calorieën: Gezonde snacks versus ongezonde snacks
20g of cashews vs 40g of cashews 💪 ⠀ Both are technically a ‘handful’ but there are twice as many calories in the right than in the left. Portion-sizing can be super hard to get your head around at first, especially when you don’t want to track or weigh your food. But getting familiar with the best portion size according to your personal goal and what it looks like will massively help you get there quicker 💪⠀ ⠀ If your goal is fatloss specifically, creating a caloric deficit is essential. This doesn’t mean restriction and this doesn’t mean cutting anything out. It just means being a little more MINDFUL of what you’re putting in your body (your diet) and how much energy you’re expending out (activity) 💫 And because nuts often come in large snack bags and are considered a ‘health food’, it’s so easy to eat over 500 calories of nuts in one sitting, which could potentially put you in a calories surplus.⠀ ⠀ So if you’re trying to get a little leaner, maybe the left side would be better for you. If you’re trying to gain weight, maybe the right side would be better for you. If you just bladdy love cashew nuts, maybe both sides in one big nutty mouthful would be better for you 💁💅 ⠀ Not everyone wants to count calories and thats absolutely fine. But just having an awareness of whats in your food when you’ve got a goal in mind should really help you! I hope you guys found this useful 💕 ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF⠀
Peanut butter on Toast vs Peanut Butter on Toast 🍞⠀ ⠀ Both are made from one slice of the same bread, both have a spread of the same peanut butter on top. However one side is roughly 150 calories more than to the other.⠀ ⠀ I bladdy love a bit of PB but it can be super easy to accidentally-on-purpose spread half a jar on a piece of toast lol (I've been there 🌝) Because nut butters are high fat, they tend to be high in calories. WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY FINE GUYS. It's just something to bare in mind if weight-loss (or weight-gain) is your goal. Weighing out yo PB is a good method of managing this.⠀ ⠀ Left Slice:⠀ – 1 slice of Hovis Wholemeal Bread (88 kcal)⠀ – 15g Peanut Butter (94 kcal)⠀ ⠀ Right Slice:⠀ – 1 slice of Hovis Wholemeal Bread (88 kcal)⠀ – 40g Peanut Butter (250 kcal)⠀ ⠀ As you know from my recent posts, I'm about enjoying ALL ze food and there is nothing I cut out of my diet that I like the taste of – no matter my goal. Learning how to manage portion sizes has allowed me to achieve this! I hope this helps my fellow PB addicts out there. I got chu. 😏😏😏⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
Ook smaak kan verschil maken
Just another food comparison since they've not been done enough 🌝⠀ ⠀ Solero Ice Cream vs. Magnum Ice Cream 🍧⠀ ⠀ Both creamy af.⠀ Both delicious af.⠀ One is just 150 kcals more.⠀ ⠀ If your goal is weightloss, the Solero could be a good swap for the ole classic Magnum (if it helps you stick to stay in a calorie deficit.)⠀ ⠀ And equally – if your goal is weightloss, the Magnum could be a good choice regardless (if it helps you stick to stay in a calorie deficit.) You don't need to restrict anything out of your diet that you enjoy the taste of, no matter what your goal is. Including ice cream 💅💪Enjoy.⠀ ⠀ #theFFF @thefffeed
Water vs Water 💦 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ These 'Touch of Fruit' guys totally got me a couple of months ago when I focusing on trying to get a little bit leaner. I just didn't expect my water to have calories, I felt so betrayed lol.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 150 is majorly minor in the grand scheme of things but this is something potentially worth being aware of if:⠀⠀ 1. You're being mindful of your calories for weightloss/weightgain.⠀⠀ 2. You think the Touch Of Fruit is going to taste good. It doesn't. It's like painfully weak juice – the kind your mum would pour for you when you were little. Sorry Volvic.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Happy Sunday babies.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #theFFF
Junk is niet altijd slecht(er)
I used to think liquid calories didn’t count. Don’t get me wrong, when I’m on a night out the calories in my gin and tonics aren’t exactly at the forefront of my mind BUT day-to-day (when I’m not up in da klub 🍾) I prefer to eat my calories rather than drink them. – It’s often surprising how many calories are in coffees and hot drinks – a large Starbucks Flat White is 290 calories and a latte is 300. If weight-loss is your goal, a simple swap like ordering a white americano instead will save you 250 calories 💪 If you did this everyday, you’d save 1,750 calories across a week which will have a great impact for such a small change. (AND you still get to walk around with your name on a Starbucks cup 😏) – Simple swaps and daily habits FTW 🙌 – #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
A handful of Almonds vs. A packet of Fruit Pastels 🍬⠀ ⠀ Both snacks have the same calories. Which one would you pick?⠀ ⠀ Occasionally I’m the left hand, but mostly I’m the right hand. (I know, shocking. A person who considers themselves into health and fitness eats sweets – and is openly talking about it on social media.) 🌝🌝🌝⠀ ⠀ You see, although I’m fully aware that a handful of almonds contains lots of wonderful nutrients that would keep me fuller for longer, some days (no matter whether I’m looking to gain, maintain or lose weight) I’ll choose to eat sweets or a chocolate bar as a snack 💪⠀ ⠀ Why? Because when the majority of my diet has consisted of well-balanced food that’s full of micronutrients, I have no issue eating something thats less so just because I love the taste of it. This is just a personal choice. Cutting out things I love isn’t realistic for me so I always squeeze something sweet into my days (all whilst still sticking to my calorie/macro/micro targets.)⠀ ⠀ Many would choose the almonds for the nutritional value or the flavour – which is totally fine. Many would choose the almonds because even though they'd prefer Fruit Pastels, almonds would make them feel more ‘on track’ mentally – which again, is totally fine 💕⠀ ⠀ I’m not glorifying sweets, or almonds for that matter. I’m glorifying knowing what’s in the food you’re eating, and make educated decisions based on your own values. And I value food that’s good for my body and good for my soul.⠀ ⠀ ‘Healthy' to me is exactly what I make it. And Fruit Pastels (in moderation) make me happy which I believe contributes largely to my overall health 🙌⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF