Everyone wants to lose body fat. Big food and beverage companies know that and make products that appeal to the idea of getting skinny but still eating things that aren’t inherently good for you.

We know brownies aren’t healthy but if a company puts “Low Fat” or “Reduced Sugar” on it then  it must be ok to eat. It’s the “healthy” version, right?

Wrong.

Let’s start with the basics. What are the main ways to lose body fat?

  1. Eat less food
  2. Eat fewer carbs
  3. Eat whole, natural, unprocessed food

There you have it. Any of these alone will help you lose body fat. All three together is the ultimate weapon against the bulge.

Diet foods don’t help with any of these.

  1. They promote eating more. It’s almost a magnet for many people to see a diet label of some sort and immediately be OK with eating an excessive amount.
    The idea that something is harmless makes us less likely to limit it. This is a very real danger and keeps many people from seeing results, not to mention keeping them sick.
  2. Low carb diets are crazy effective at reducing body fat, helping heal insulin resistance and providing all sorts of other health benefits. Carbs (sugar) in excess, make us fat. There is no way around that fact.
    I want you to think of a single diet product, that doesn’t have carbs, or chemicals made to try and replace carbs or sugar in that product. You can’t. If you’re eating or drinking a “diet” product, you are eating or drinking carbs and or some chemical replacement for carbs. How is that good for you?
  3. Eating things that are provided as close to their natural state as possible is the best way to ensure proper nutrients, less inflammation, no chemicals, and better health benefits from your food.
    Diet foods increase inflammation. Digestion issues, skin problems, weight gain, sore joints, inability to sleep, low energy, and frequent illness. These are all symptoms of high levels of inflammation in the body. How do you feel today?

If a package has “diet claims” plastered all over the packaging. Stay Away. Ask yourself, why does there need to be a “diet” version of this food? If there isn’t a natural healthy version should I be eating it in the first place?

I’ve seen too many people struggle with reaching their goals because of an inability to stop with the “diet” foods and drinks. Don’t let it happen to you.