Think you eat healthily? Think again! 

Think you’re eating healthily but you are still gaining weight? What’s that all about?

You’re not going to like this but healthily foods may be making you fatter.

Yes, there are health benefits and a healthy diet will have plenty of nutrients to fuel your body to make you feel great. However, it could be just taking you over your daily calorie range for fat loss, and just spilling over into fat gain.

Take a look at this meal plan below and you could agree this is an average person’s daily food consumption. Looks pretty good, healthy, hearty and something you could follow.

Meal Food Consumed Calories
Breakfast Homemade Granola 100g
Whole Milk 200ml
Mid Morning snack Mince pie (treat) 232kcal
Lunch Chicken Caesar wrap 592kcal
Afternoon snack Almonds, walnuts, cashews
(large handful)
Evening Meal Rump Steak 200g, new potatoes 180g and vegetables 411kcal
TOTAL = 2409kcal

The ONS said the average man in England was 5ft 9in (175.3cm) tall and weighed 13.16 stone (83.6kg). The average woman in England weighed 11 stone (70.2kg) and was 5ft 3in tall (161.6cm).

For arguments sake – let’s average that at 12 stone for both sexes (168lb)

For an average 12 stone adult to be in the “fat burning zone” they need to start eating roughly 2000kcal a day. That above healthy meal plan is 400kcal over. If they are lucky they exercise & walk around a bit in the day, that would maybe burn around 300-400kcal extra and just keep them on target or maybe just short.

So the lesson to learn is to be aware of what your consuming. Try writing/recording down your foods, this can teach you how your “ I eat healthily” daily food consumption could be pushing you over into the fat gaining zone!

Never recorded or track foods before? Try to record a whole week (7 days, don’t skip the weekends) and discover your daily average.

Want to know how many calories you should be consuming? Take your weight in LBS and times it by 10 (e.g. 200lbs = 2000kcal daily). That’s a great starting point to kick start your fat loss.


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