Are there any ‘magic foods’ that will help you lose weight?
If you look at the magazines at the supermarket check out, you can fall prey to a bunch of nonesense.
Here’s an article from my friend, Brad Pilon who gives you a down to earth perspective on the ‘best’ foods to eat to lose weight. Love this guy and his eating plan, it just makes sense.
Take it away Brad…
7 Foods you can Eat to Lose Weight
By Brad Pilon, MS
Author: Eat Stop Eat
The food industry is constantly creating new ‘functional foods’ that will help you lose weight, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, and help you keep your blood sugar and insulin levels in check and so on and so on. When did eating become so complicated, and since when could food do all of these magical things?
Foods designed to help you lose weight are a multi billion dollar industry. And think of how ironic of an industry that is, how could you possibly eat something to lose weight? That doesn’t make any sense at all. The act of eating always adds mass to your body, it couldn’t possibly take it away.
The only way you can lose weight ever, is to eat less calories than you burn off. Bottom line, there is no arguing this. This rule existed 1000 years ago, and will exist a 1000 years from now. There is no possible way you could gain weight if you ate less calories than you burned off.
No matter how easy you seem to put on weight, and how little food you think you eat, there is always a lesser amount that will cause you to lose weight.
The actual matter that makes up your fat cells has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is your diet. If you eat more food that you burn off then you will store fat and gain weight. If you eat less food than you burn off you will lose fat and lose weight. That’s it.
So the list of 7 foods you can eat to lose weight consists of any foods you would like to see on that list!
You could lose weight eating cheesecake everyday. As long as you ate less total calories that day than you burned off.
The only weight loss diets that have ever worked or proven to have any effect always make people eat less total calories. That’s it. Carbs, fat, protein and sugar don’t make any difference, as long as you eat less. If anyone tells you otherwise they just haven’t done their research. And I encourage you to challenge anyone who thinks that any ‘special’ food can actually help you lose weight. It’s baloney, eating less is the only way.
Think of it this way. If any of the popular diets like low carb, low fat, high protein actually worked, would you or anyone else still be looking for another way to lose weight?
I know of only one way to effectively eat less and still be able to eat the foods you like. At www.eatstopeat.com I found the only nutrition program that makes any sense at all.
Author Brad Pilon basically threw me a big curveball with this new nutrition program and it makes sense. There’s no reason to stress over food any longer, there really is a way to lose weight and eat what you like. You can check out his program here.
Brad Pilon is a nutrition professional with over eight years experience working in the nutritional supplement industry specializing in clinical research management and new product development. Brad has completed graduate studies in nutritional sciences specializing in the use of short term fasting for weight loss.
His trademarked book Eat Stop Eat has been featured on national television and helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the foods they love. For more information on Eat Stop Eat, visit www.eatstopeat.com