Starbucks Diet…

So some woman lost weight doing a “Starbucks diet.”

Whoopie.

Someone also lost weight eating Subway while another person lost weight eating only fast food.

Basically you can “lose weight” eating just about any old crap. I mean heck I could even go eat only M&Ms and frozen yogurt and even lose weight.

Losing weight on the scale is all about calories in vs. calories out. If you take in fewer calories than you consume no matter where those calories are from, you will lose weight.

BUT that doesn’t mean that you have good body composition OR are healthy.

Weight lost on the scale doesn’t mean instant good health and the body composition of your dreams!

Losing weight is easy.

Losing fat and being healthy is the difficult part.

I hate all of these articles about these fad diets because they make people associate losing weight to be “skinny” on the scale with health. When in reality, the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand.

I know many people hate the term “skinny-fat” but that is really what you become if you eat crap but maintain a weight that says you are skinny by BMI standards.

YOU AREN’T HEALTHY JUST BECAUSE YOU FIT INTO THAT SIZE 4 JEANS LADIES!

Health means eating the right stuff day in and day out regardless of what the stupid dang scale (that you should have thrown out the window by now) says.

AND if you eat the RIGHT FOODS day in and day out you will also be able to achieve optimum body composition if that is what your goal is.

Anyway, if you just want to “lose weight” go eat whatever you want.

If you actually want to be HEALTHY and change your BODY COMPOSITION, let’s talk about eating whole, natural foods and cutting out the processed, sugary crap.

So think twice before you start that fad diet…Think about whether or not “losing weight” is TRULY your goal…

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Posted on September 18, 2012, in Body Image, Conventional Wisdom - How I hate you, Diet and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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