So… you want to eat as much as you want and still lose weight? Welcome to the club!
Maybe you clicked on this link a little skeptical (maybe VERY skeptical). Maybe you think, “This might be another fad.” Well, you might be right… or wrong. How about you give us a chance to make our case?
Do you hate counting calories? Do you dislike always being on edge every time you put something in your mouth? We do understand! The point of this article isn’t to tell you to drink tea or water to lose a ton of weight or to buy a supplement or eat only a fist size amount of food. Instead, we are here to point out to you that your lifestyle may be what is wrong.
Let’s break it down.
Have you ever wondered why modernization brought with it weight gain? We mean, our ancestors never spent 5 hours a week at the gym or went on “diet” or counted calories (Did they know what calories were?), yet they didn’t gain a ton of weight. So, why? This brings us to the point of this story/article.
“If your ancestors didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.”
When our ancestors were growing up, processed food hardly existed. They feed on greens they farmed or had around, they ate animals that they hunted, and they ate crops they farmed or bought from people that had farmed them. In essence, a majority of the things they ate were organic and natural (Of course, they also didn’t have air conditioning and office jobs and cars, but we will get to that later).
Yes, some of the above-mentioned things may be packed with calories, but you need to understand that calories were not created equally. The way 500 calories of meat pie affects the body is very different from the way 500 calories of cucumber would affect the body. In order words, calories are half (or less than half) of the battle (and yes, that means the “sausage roll” or hot dog in your hand will have to go).
What should (can) you eat then?
4. Fowl/birds (things that try to fly)
5. Vegetables (not deep fried)
6. Tubers – Yam, Sweet potatoes, Cassava etc.
9. Oils – coconut oil, olive oil…. Natural essentially
You know what the best part about this is? You can eat as much as you want and still lose weight! We mean, how do you devour 2000 calories of vegetables in a single sitting? Short answer – You can’t! (At least we’d like to think so) You will get super full and tired before that happens, but you can eat 2000 calories of popcorn or chips in one sitting (all you have to do is sit in front of a screen and continue dipping your hand in the pack). Plus, if you do eat 2000 calories of vegetables, it WILL NOT affect you the same way 2000 calories of chips would. Awesome… right?
Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to go all “military style” and eat ONLY the things listed above. It’s a lifestyle you are trying to achieve here. So, make it achievable or attainable for you. Some people who decide to go on this lifestyle add rice and beans to the list above. It’s fine! They are natural anyway!
1. Stay away from processed foods as much as you can. The less processed it is, the better for you.
2. Have fun with this! It’s a lifestyle, not a 9-day quick fix.
We recommend: Start small. Don’t just throw all your junk out. When you go to buy groceries, don’t buy bread. Decide that, this month, you don’t eat bread again. Next month, pick something else. Remember, “Slow and steady wins the race”.
Now, why didn’t our ancestors need exercise as we do today? That’s because they got plenty of it from their daily routine! (You know, farming, walking etc). In order words, you will need to supplement with regular exercise, but with this new lifestyle of yours, you won’t need to kill yourself at the gym. A little exercise will go very far. Why? Because it’s been scientifically proven that our food, diet and eating habit account for 80-90% of weight loss, while exercise accounts for the remaining 10-20%.
With all these said, we hope we’ve been able to convince you and not confuse you that you can eat ‘as much as you want’ and still lose weight. Have fun!