I’d say pardon my language, but I think it’s appropriate. While I was watching TV I saw a commercial for a product called Slimful. It’s one of those hunger bars that fill your stomach so you don’t eat as much. I hate those products but they usually don’t bother me this much. The problem was that the woman on the commercial was talking about how she found the secret to weight loss and that is “eating less”. I almost screamed. The secret to losing weight is not just taking in less calories, it completely depends on what those calories that you are taking in consist of. All of those products out there that teach eating less, eating premade meals, or premeasured smoothies are absolutely missing the point of teaching people to eat healthy. They are learning to only eat what is in the box or in the wrapper and not what foods will actually lead to health and weight loss. I hate thinking of the Paleo lifestyle as a weight loss tool. I like to think of it as shedding all of those pounds of processed foods that you’ve been eating to get back to the size you’re supposed to be. It’s not for the person who thinks losing 10 pounds in a week is attainable, and shouldn’t be used for that purpose. Eating clean, whole foods, ingredients that you can see and pronounce. Eating less just doesn’t do it. Ignoring snack time doesn’t do it. It’s about making health conscious choices with every food you eat. I hate this “everything in moderation” idea behind a lot of the mainstream diet programs. Moderation should be a cheat meal every few weeks, not a little bit of pasta every night. Americans are never going to learn how to eat healthy until they learn what is in their food and what it is doing to their bodies.
That was my rant for the day. Gym time.