They say the key to a good diet is calories in – calories out.
While this makes sense, not a lot of people can afford the “healthy option” or the ” organic route”.
Keto is hit or miss depending on your disciple and determination. Also budget plays a role in True Keto. Paleo is similar to Keto and can get expensive. Atkins, vegan, pescatarian, as well as many others, are effective as a diet because of calorie deficit.
No, the key to a successful diet is not all calorie deficit.
It is the amazing ability to read and understand the three main macros of healthy eating: Protein, carbohydrates, and fats make up the triad that makes up dietary concerns.
Now looking at those three, how do we fit them into an affordable budget makes a lot of folks pause and say ” is this really worth it?”
It is actually worth it if you don’t fall for the flashy Protein labels, carb-free labels, and of course the infamous FAT-FREE labels.
If you want to know the true effect of “diet foods” pick it up and turn it around. There’s a label there that will shock you. That “high protein” snack you just bought? Turn around and read the FDA label on the back. You’re probably going to find out the “high protein” is capped off with about 54 grams of Carbohydrates or worse……10-12 grams of fat.
But wait there’s more! There can be higher sodium too. Also those neat artificial sweeteners you think are sugar-free? They can make you even hungrier over time.
Remember folks, reading is FUNdemental. Yes, I dated myself there but it’s true. Take the time to understand what you are putting in your body before you even buy it. Read labels, read about health on the internet, READ, for your health and well-being.
Till next time,