There are plenty of different food trends that come and go, but one thing always stays the same – we want to lose weight. As much food trend existing, there are tons of ways to go on a diet but it’s just TOO hard.
We always wonder how to balance between going on a diet yet still keep our plate healthy for our body. But no thanks to the internet, there are too many options that we don’t even know if it’s true or not. With “influencers” posting their detox teas and gluten-free, dairy-free avocado toast, it’s hard to understand the difference between being trendy and actually healthy.
Luckily though, there is one health-focused influencer on the ‘gram that really seems to share some logical, attainable knowledge. His name is Graeme Tomlinson and he goes by the handle @thefitnesschef_.
He has been a personal coach and nutrition consultant for over 5 years now and he believes that anyone can lose weight with simple facts. He used science rather than “what’s hot right now” and breaks it down into photos that are very easy to digest. Ha, see what we did there?
Take a look below at some of the most hard-hitting facts about health and wellness that he’s recently shared.
1. Don’t restrict yourself
2. Good vs. Bad
3. The problem with our food industry
“In 2019, irrespective of business based reasoning, quality is not available to some underprivileged people. Whilst the price gap regarding convenience is large now, this may infiltrate into all food purchases, such is our societal appetite for nutritional status.”
4. It’s OK to eat eggs
5. Emotion vs. Science
6. You can eat more food
“As a caloric deficit is the only way fat loss can occur, reducing caloric intake may be difficult for an individual seeking fat loss. Not least because there is a change in dietary habit and habitual satiety after feeding episodes. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to consume a relatively high volume of food in order to remain satiated and reduce risk of excessive calorie consumption.”
7. Know your vegetables
8. Carbs don’t make you fat
“The immediate problem with such a dubious claim is the mirky differentiation of carbohydrates as an entity within edible food. Pizza, pasta, chips, bread and pastry all fall inside the umbrella of “Don’t eat it because it’s got carbs and you’ll get fat.” Yet if we examine the exact ingredients in such food we can immediately assert that carbohydrates are not the only caloric variable present. The examples displayed on the right of this graphic represent foods which contain calories from carbs, protein and more pertinently, fat – which houses caloric density.”
9. Vitamin water
10. Good vs. Empty
“Empty (noun) means: containing nothing, not fulfilled or occupied.”
11. How crash dieting isn’t good
“Whilst the first consideration of any weight loss/gain journey is to accurately measure a balance of energy required to lose or gain weight, the second is to associate it with a sustainable method.”
12. Some fruits are better than others
13. One meal vs. a day of eating
14. Bad fat loss advice
“In the current ‘social media age’, misinformation can infiltrate with ease. As our body fat increases, so does the net worth of those who capitalize on us through ultimately useless advice, which fails to deliver the most basic narrative for fat loss. A calorie deficit.”
15. Keto vs. Regular
16. For the Starbucks lovers
17. Intermittent Fasting vs. Eating when you want
“Of course, some will benefit from the simplicity IF’s concept because it inadvertently causes them to eat less. For others, long period without energy be be difficult to follow. There is no right or wrong. It just depends on what one’s preference is in order to sustain the calorie target, and thus the goal.”
18. Sugar is not what causes obesity
19. High fiber foods
20. Pizza CAN be healthy!
Maybe check out one of these recipes before you order for delivery!
21. Good breakfast vs. Bad breakfast
22. Eat well for the right reasons
23. Hyped up vs. Forgotten foods
The forgotten foods are just as nutritious as the trendy ones.
24. The myth of speeding up your metabolism
25. Clean breakfast vs. Dirty breakfast
Are you blown away by Graeme’s fitness facts? We sure are!