Fats!

lunch time trainer thought of the day:

Fats!

Fats seem to be on the trendy food lists for everyone lately. From avocado toast, to hummus on everything, nuts and of course everyone’s favorite, peanut butter.

Quick macronutrient breakdown:

🔺protein provides 4 calories per gram 🔺carbohydrate provides 4 calories per gram

🔺fats provide 9 calories per gram

As you can see, fats have more calories per gram. So even though, that avocado toast, that hand full of nuts, are “healthy” options, if you don’t portion them out, you can easily turn a turn a quick snack into a 600 calorie plus debacle, throwing off your day without even thinking. If your main goal is weight loss, it doesn’t matter if you’re picking “healthy options”, you still have to be at an overall calorie deficit to lose weight.

Idk about you, but I can easily sit down, and mindlessly eat hummus, avocado/guacamole, peanut butter, like it’s nobody’s business. Because I know that, I choose to buy already pre-portioned servings of these items, so that I can take with me to work, or use at home without over doing it.

These are my go to with those fat options.

From Costco:

🔹Organic avocado mash 90 calories per

🔹Organic hummus packs 160 calories per 🔹PB fit 70 calories per 2 tablespoons

Trader Joe’s:

🔹Almonds, 100 calorie packs

The best way to be successful with weight loss, is to first, be honest with yourself and then find a system that’s going to help keep you on track.

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