Are the foods you're eating holding you back?

nutrition Apr 27, 2021

When it comes to overall health, what you eat is more important than hitting a specific calorie goal.⁣ We must focus on the quality of foods before we dive into the quantity of food you're eating.⁣

A calorie is not just a calorie.⁣ They are not created equal.

Some diets may promote eating whatever you want as long as you’re within a specific calorie goal, but I have seen that backfire time and time again.

The 𝟯𝟬𝟬 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 you take in 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 the 𝟯𝟬𝟬 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 you take in 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟮 powdered sugar 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁𝘀.⁣

Ask yourself these questions:
When you eat the chicken breast, how do you feel afterward? ⁣
What are your energy levels like an hour later?⁣
⁣Could you eat 2-3 more chicken breasts, back to back?⁣
⁣And what about the donuts. After you eat them, how do you feel afterward?⁣
⁣How is your energy level an hour later? ⁣
Could you eat a few more donuts back to back? ⁣

I bet you could most definitely eat 3-4 donuts back to back, but I doubt you could do the same with 3-4 chicken breasts. ⁣I know I couldn’t! Not only is chicken breast not nearly as tempting as donuts, but because of it’s high protein level and the higher amount of physical energy required to process and digest it, chicken breast will also fill you up quickly.

⁣Processed foods, like the donuts, spike your blood sugar, so you get a sugar rush, but that big sugar spike causes an even bigger sugar crash. ⁣That means more 𝟯 𝗽𝗺 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁ired not too long after enjoying your tasty snack.

When you eat whole foods, the impact those foods have on your blood sugar is minimal, so there is no big insulin spike and blood sugar crash.⁣ Your blood sugar remains more balanced, which means your energy throughout the day is stabilized. You will not have intense cravings and will start to feel like you don't need that sugar fix. ⁣

What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat, are all very important when it comes to sustainable results, hormonal health, and metabolic health.⁣

Here are my top 20 foods that boost your metabolism while keeping your blood sugar levels balanced meaning better energy, improved weight loss, and overall good health.

  • Green Tea
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Grass fed Beef
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Protein Powder
  • Coffee
  • Leafy Greens
  • Spicy Foods
  • Olive Oil
  • Broccoli
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemons/Limes
  • Chia Seeds
  • Bone Broth
  • Almonds/Raw Nuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • Berries

Choosing foods from this list, over donuts and processed sugar treats, will help you reach your weight loss goals while boosting your metabolism and maintaining your hormonal health. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t ever have a donut, but it does mean that focusing on these foods, as compared to donuts, will result in better long-term progress toward your weight loss goals.

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