Stop Watching What You Eat And Start Watching How Much You Eat

Is the bread whole-wheat? Doesn’t that have a lot of fat? Are you sure that’s good for you?

Seriously? I don’t give a fuck. These are all questions that my friends asked me as I chowed down on a Wendy’s double baconator, fries, and root beer which added up to about 1800 calories and 4-figure sodium levels.

So did I gain weight? Did my blood turn into acid? Did I screw up body beyond repair? Absolutely not. In fact, I actually lost weight that day. When I’m on a diet, I roughly consume about 2000 calories per day which puts me at a 500 caloric deficit. And because all I had to eat that day was an apple and a cup of coffee, it was physiologically impossible for those burgers and fries to be stored as fat.

And don’t think this was one of those 1x week cheat meals. If I wanted to, I could have eaten this meal everyday and still not gain any weight.

So why does everyone freak out and judge you when you eat a greasy burger with 6 slices of bacon? Is it a crime to enjoy one of the most awesomest fast food burgers ever?

I think not. As long as you watch how much you eat and stay in a caloric deficit, you can literally eat any foods you want and still lose weight.

Stop being bound to diet foods

My problem with most diets is that people tend to associate specific foods with specific diets

For example:

  • If you’re on a low carb diet then you can’t eat fruit.
  • If you’re on the paleo diet then you can’t eat grains.
  • If you’re on the adorable puppy meat diet then you can’t eat kitten meat.

Pretty much all diets out there have you restricting certain types of foods. This is all fine and dandy, but  there’s also absolutely nothing wrong eating good amounts of your favorite foods on a frequent, even daily basis.

All diets put such an INSANE amount of emphasis on the types of foods you should be eating, while putting the overall calorie deficit in the back burner.

As long as you are eating in a caloric deficit, you’re good to go.

So um… how’s that salad?

“But that’s not good for you”

I swear, if I hear 1 more person mention this phrase I may just clip off my left nipple.

I truly don’t believe that unhealthy foods even exist. A food is only unhealthy if you eat too much of it, so the phrase “eat in moderation” does have some truth to it.

People need to stop labeling foods as healthy or unhealthy. A 500 calorie Big Mac from McDonalds isn’t any more unhealthy than that 500 calorie whole wheat tofu wrap with organic tomatoes that your mom made you. That’s just not how the body works.

Food is energy no matter what it’s made of

Bottom Line

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I know the recommendations that I make are a little “out there'” as far as fitness advice is concerned, but I’m just trying to filter out all the crap and make this stuff as simple as possible for you guys.

So the next time you eat something, just watch your calories and how much you eat. I’m not saying you have to eat a double baconator every single day just because you can. I simply want to free you guys from the “diet food” mindset and give you the freedom to eat anything you want.

BTW I don’t recommend eating a double baconator, large fries, and root beer in one sitting. Why? Because it’ll make you fall asleep instantly. Other than that, it’s pretty awesome.

Let know if you have any questions down below.

Note: Even if you guys read this article, I’m guessing you still don’t believe a single word I’m saying and think I’m full of crap for saying all calories are the same. Don’t worry, I don’t blame you. I’ll be going into much more detail regarding dieting and calories in future posts.

38 thoughts on “Stop Watching What You Eat And Start Watching How Much You Eat”

  1. Thanks for the read. I agree and like the honest mindset. PPL! Don’t get caught in all the fancy jargon you read. Losing weight is simple math, burn more than you consume. Consume what you want.

  2. There is a lot written about “what is the best foods to eat?” But most of the discussion is really about “what are the best foods to over-eat?”

    No matter what you eat, more will make you fatter, less will make you thinner.

  3. I dont agree with this at all. Im not a health expert, but you are what you eat, and all of that sugar, fat, and sodium, is not good for you body, and doesnt contain all of the bacteria, fiber, and vitamins that your body needs, not just to stay, “skinny,” (which I believe people think way too much about in terms of being healthy,) but to ensure that you can live past 60.
    And yes, being healthy does require you not to eat too much of foods to be healthy, but a hamburger every day, or unhealthy food every day, is usually going to have way too much fat, sugar, etc, than your body needs.
    If you want to be healthy, you just should eat a normal amount of grains, vegetables, and some form of protein. You can do more, of course, but I think thats a pretty good bottom line.

  4. Everything in moderation. Except for celery. Eat all the dang celery you want. 🙂 And don’t eat rice cakes ! Those things are nasty.

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