New STARBUCKS Drink, Are Bananas Good, Pepsi and How much sugar is bad?
I spent a good part of the day arguing this...
Friday Eve is here!!
I spent a good portion of the day debating this drink yesterday...and before you feel bad or so something like "why waste your time"....I enjoy debating..and it gives me a chance to help people find a new understanding...
People all over social media were in uproar and protest over how many carbs are in this and all the sugar...and comparing it to 3 snickers bars....OK...yes it's a large amount of sugar...but #1 no one is making anyone drink it...just because Starbucks makes it doesn't me you have to drink it...
But here was my argument....Why wasn't anyone complaining about BANANAS???
87 GRAMS OF CARBS IN 3 BANANAS.....SOMEONE CALL THE POLICE!!!
That is more than the Starbucks drink....how can that be...why aren't people losing their minds over this???
Yesterday..I talked you all about Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University,that ate Twinkies everyday for 10 weeks and lost 27 pounds....
Dr. Layne Norton in an Article Titled wrote:
Attempting to eat healthier is often the first tactic used by those trying to lose weight. Things like soda, candy, cookies, pastries, bread, bacon, and other high calorie foods tagged as “unhealthy” are often the first to go. People who “clean up” their diet using this strategy typically experience some weight loss success at first, but eventually hit a wall– even when sticking to the narrow list of acceptable foods.
Why is this? The answer is painfully simple—it’s because of the failure to account for the calories and macros in “clean foods.” By eating cleaner, people inadvertently cut out many calorie-dense foods and initially lose weight as a result. This weight loss is then mistakenly attributed to some mysterious mechanism imparted by sticking to the foods on their list.
But in reality, when it comes to bringing about weight loss, there is nothing magical about these “clean” foods other than that many tend to be lower in calories. Sure, some of these foods may be higher in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and beneficial compounds such as antioxidants, but none of these things have value as energy, or matter for weight loss—when it comes to losing weight, it’s all about burning more calories than you eat.
You can get fat eating tilapia, broccoli, blueberries, and almonds if you eat enough of them. When trying to lose weight by eating healthy, you must still control for calorie intake, which is the determining factor in whether you lose or gain weight—not the specific foods you eat. After all, if you rely on eating clean to lose weight, what do you do when you hit a sticking point in your weight loss? Eat “cleaner?”-
Here is an example I shared with our 8 week transformation challenge group yesterday....look at the foods...gather your thoughts and then read the macro nutrients aka calorie count
Dr. Norton continues: "When most people start eating “clean”, they focus on eating vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, and often neglect to get enough protein. This new “clean eating” regimen often results in an inadvertent drop in calories—drastically below what their body is used to getting. This may lead to rapid weight loss…at first. While this rapid weight loss may seem like a good thing on the surface, the combination of suboptimal protein intake and a drastic calorie deficit can result in disastrous long-term consequences. Often, this means losing a large amount of metabolically active muscle tissue, rather than fat. This kind of weight loss not only slows your metabolism, but it also primes your body for weight regain! And then you’ll really be kicking yourself when you realize that you also missed out on the thermic effect of protein, which boosts your metabolism and allows you to eat more calories while dieting.
Having less muscle and a slower metabolism is certainly devastating when it comes to losing fat and keeping it off, but just as problematic is the effect that clean eating can have on the psyche. Anytime you deprive yourself of something you enjoy, you’re only going to want it even more—and when you have a taste of it, you’re going to want all of it!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing to fill out your macro targets with “clean” foods, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that they have magical properties for weight loss or that eating a bit of “junk” food will throw a wrench in your progress. Account for your choices by tracking your macros, and embrace the freedom that flexible dieting brings!"
CLEAN EATING OR CALORIES COUNTING....DOESN'T MATTER...YOU NEED VITAMINS AND EFA'S