IS A CALORIE A CALORIE? ⠀
Yes, if 1600kcal is an appropriate target for your weight loss goal, then sticking to either of these diets would bring results. ⚖️ ⠀
However foods offer us more than just calories. Traditionally 'healthy foods' tend to be advantageous for weight loss because they are more voluminous per kcal, more filling and more micro dense. All of this creates a healthier, less hungry environment, which makes sticking to the diet more possible. 🥕 ⠀
Trying to eat 1600kcal of processed foods will likely result in far less filling, less voluminous food and poor micro density. Feeling sluggish and very hungry is not a great way to go about losing weight and will almost certainly lead to overconsumption or going off track. 🍪 ⠀
FINDING YOUR BALANCE: ⠀
Both diets above have draw backs, there should always be an element of balance. Depriving yourself of all the foods you like and force feeding kale is a good way to get sick of dieting and give up entirely. If we understand that a calorie deficit is the physiological mechanism of weight loss, we can start to look at the practical methods that best help YOU achieve this: ⠀
Filling foods ✅
High protein ✅
Fruit and veg ✅
Oily fish/fats ✅
Foods you enjoy ✅
A way of eating you can sustain ✅ ⠀
This may mean swapping in a 250kcal chocolate bar in place of yogurt and fruit. In the context of a micro dense, high protein, calorie matched diet, this swap will have zero affect on your weight loss goal, other than that you may be slightly hungrier - but slightly happier! Choose the diet that helps you maintain a calorie deficit for the length of time required to lose weight, happily and healthily.
🇺🇸 Grilled Cod, Noodles & Avocado 🍃 Went fishy this week with some grilled white fish for dinner 😋 Also added a bit of turmeric spice and cilantro for those extra flavors 🍁 Hope you’re all having a great Thursday so far guys!
🇫🇷 Cabillaud Grillé, Nouilles Soba & Avocat 🍃 Dîner à base de poisson blanc préparé récemment at home 😊 Bonne journée à tous !
Details 👉 grilled white fish cooked in @terradelyssa_fr olive oil for a few minutes on each side, in a pan, and seasoned with turmeric and cilantro + soba noodles + @naturalia_magasins_bio avocado slices + black sesame seeds + @florette_france leafy greens
Appreciation post 😍 for this monstrous English Brekky 🇬🇧 Q: Why don’t we add this to our selection?
A: The Fat Fairy would haunt me at night (unless you’re on #ketodiet)
I hope you all had a great Friday and kick-on this weekend. Remember that binging on the weekend, will undo all of that hard work during the week. All those cardio session, denying ice-cream and chocolate, getting up early and staying up late for a CHEAT meal.
DID YOU KNOW? That you can incorporate ice cream every day into your diet if you stick to a Macro based approach. Want to know how? Hit FOLLOW as I’ll be releasing more info daily on how you can create your own plan saving you 💰 💴 💵
If coriander wasn’t so damn photogenic it wouldn’t have made the picture....trust me #soap 📷 - u/stimpi
Comment a mate would needs this in his diet…… #mealprep#ketodiet#bodybuilding#instafood#photooftheday#foodphotography#iifym
Today was a good day and not because it's Friday!!!! Having a great hair day 💁🏽 had three amazing workouts 💪 ohhhhh and landed the best work opportunity a gal can ask for!!!!! They say good things come in 3's heck yes they do!!!! Somethings I've learned which id like to share with u all, is that good things happen to good people and to those who wait and are patient!!!! You must go through downs in order to appreciate the ups which is also solid proof that you have made the right decisions. Do what is right for you and eliminate the negatives in your life. Always remember after every disappointment comes joy. Work hard, be a good loyal trustworthy human. Treat people with respect and how you'd like to be treated. And most importantly integrity. Don't wrong people even if they wrong you. Do not be a bully, Be kind and true to your self, have faith and you will have everlasting joy!!!!! Happiness is temporary but joy is forever ❤God - Family First #love#joy#god # #nutrition#positivevibes#motivation#sportsnutrition#nutritionist#personaltrainer#model#fitnessmodel#bodybuilding#abs#sixpack#runner#legday#lean#mealprep#shredded#macros#muscles#weights#cardio#gym#fitness#fitchik#runner#toned
Currently lying on the couch with a serious out of the blue fever 🤒 not cool. My plan is to rest as much as possible this weekend. Drinking lots of tea. Hope everyone has had a good end to their week! 🌱
Happy Friday!!! 🎉 Thanks for the idea @zeropointsgiven This was yummy! 5sp breakfast- 2 slices light @saraleebread (2sp), 3 tablespoons part skim ricotta cheese (2sp), 1oz avocado 🥑 and an egg! So much yum!
一日一日精進していきます！！ fitness is my reason to live
2719 hours ago
Check out Turkish week at Lidl!
This week I got a message from a friend of mine who isn’t vegan but follow @schwarzenegger model of not eating any animal products on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. He informed me that @lidluk were having a Turkish week amongst their specials so I was straight to a store to check it out.
I managed to pick myself up a pack of falafel and 2 different tabbouleh pots - bulgar wheat and lentils and bulgar wheat with red pepper and parsley.
I am away with work this weekend and this will make a perfect travel meal for me.
Get yourself along to @lidluk and try these out, tag someone that would enjoy these. Cheers @hart_solo
Happy Birthday to my little sis @shannon_0brien!
Growing up I was the baby for a while but kept wishing for a little sister. And then when I was 7 years old you came along and a little sister I sure got!
Cute and sweet in the outside, feisty and fiery on the inside. But I love every little bit of you and the beautiful woman you have grown to be.
I’m very proud of everything you’ve accomplished and can’t wait to celebrate another trip around the sun with you today (and my last day of School...again) 😂
13110 hours ago
Cardio Core ✅ with @autumncalabrese and the cast of 80 DO!! Are you kidding me?! Summit keeps getting better and better!!! 👌🏼👌🏼
It was SO inspiring to workout with 100s of my closest friends!! Can’t wait for what the day holds!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
3110 hours ago
Época para disfrutar de la gastronomía de la isla! ••• Time to enjoy islands gastronomy! •••• Moment per disfrutar de la gastronomía de l’illa!