Updated: Aug 11, 2022
I know it’s been awhile since I posted my last blog post… It seems as though my ability to juggle health coaching, personal training, and creating content for both my YouTube and Instagram accounts really isn’t my strength!
I’ve also been busy creating my free PDF about ‘The Plant-Based Transformation Blueprint’ which shows you the exact process I used to lose over 15kgs (33 pounds) and overcome several health issues. It’s completely free to download, so if you’re struggling with poor health and/or weight gain you should definitely check it out here.
In today’s blog post I’m going to be talking about 5 foods you should limit and/or avoid in your diet in order to achieve maximum weight loss and health. If you follow me on social media you would already know that I follow a plant-based diet - not just for ethical reasons but also for health reasons. I’m aware that most of you are already following a plant-based diet (go you!), and if that’s the case you skip to number 2 as the first food won’t apply to you. If you’ve stumbled across my website/blog and currently follow a diet that includes animal products I encourage you to read the first part of this blog with an open mind and check out my resources page for more information.
1. ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Animal products such as meat, dairy, eggs and fish should be avoided if you are looking to achieve maximum weight loss results (and health for that matter). Now this could be an entire blog post on it’s own, as I could literally sit here for hours writing about how detrimental animal products are for our health, the planet, and for the animals, but for the purposes of this post, however, I will just be focussing on why these particular foods should be avoided in terms of weight loss. I encourage you to do further research on this topic by checking out the resources section of my website where I have provided notable books, videos, documentaries and websites that provide evidence based peer reviewed research.
The first reason you should avoid animal products is due to volumetrics and calorie density. Basically the idea of calorie density is based on the fact that the stomach has stretch receptors that feed back to the brain when our stomachs are full. If you eat foods that are higher in calorie density (which means they have more calories per pound) by the time your stretch receptors alert your brain that you’re full, you have already eaten too many calories. But if you eat food that has less calories per pound (low calorie density food) you can eat as much as you want until your stomach tells you that you’re full without over consuming calories.