If you're struggling to lose fat and keep it off, take the next 87 seconds (or so) to read this post. I promise you'll walk away with some invaluable advice for getting and staying lean. ⠀ I'm a big proponent of CICO (Calories IN vs. Calories OUT). ⠀ For a couple reasons… ⠀ 1. You MUST be in a deficit to lose weight.

It doesn't matter how clean & lean your eating is… if you're not in a calorie deficit, you won't lose weight. Period. ⠀ 2. It gets rid of the "good vs. bad" food mentality. ⠀ While things like fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds are absolutely good, it doesn't make things like M&M's, chocolate, and candy "bad." There are "more nutritious" foods and "less nutritious" foods. That's it. ⠀ Just because you eat "less nutrition" foods on occasion, it doesn't mean your diet is bad or unhealthy. ⠀ Now, something important to think about… ⠀ Knowing how to work fun foods into your diet plan gives you a buttload of flexibility that'll decrease stress, increase consistency, and improve your relationship with food. ⠀ But just because you CAN have fun, "less nutritious" foods and still lose weight doesn't mean you should. ⠀ At least not all of the time... and especially not when you're trying to lose weight. ⠀ When you're losing weight, you want to eat as much food as possible for the calories to stay fuller and more satisfied — which is why whole foods should be the focus of your nutrition plan. ⠀ Not only are they filling, but they provide you with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you look and feel better. ⠀ Compare that to the plate of Peanut M&M's on the left, and it's obvious which will keep you fuller longer. ⠀ The Bottom Line ✅: ⠀ You can (and should) include fun foods in your diet. That kind of flexibility will help you maintain control and enjoy your life more. ⠀ But don't forget that you need to fuel your body, too... ⠀ By eating whole foods most of the time, you'll be giving your body the fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals it needs to thrive. ⠀ A good rule of thumb 👍 —> If you're eating whole foods (🍎🥦🥩🍠🥑) 80-85% of the time, then it's totes okay to have "fun" foods (🍫🍪🍕🍷🍺) 15-20% of the time. — ⠀ @cartergood cartergood Carter Good • Fat loss Coach

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  • If you're struggling to lose fat and keep it off, take the next 87 seconds (or so) to read this post. I promise you'll walk away with some invaluable advice for getting and staying lean. ⠀ I'm a big proponent of CICO (Calories IN vs. Calories OUT). ⠀ For a couple reasons… ⠀ 1. You MUST be in a deficit to lose weight.

It doesn't matter how clean & lean your eating is… if you're not in a calorie deficit, you won't lose weight. Period. ⠀ 2. It gets rid of the "good vs. bad" food mentality. ⠀ While things like fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds are absolutely good, it doesn't make things like M&M's, chocolate, and candy "bad." There are "more nutritious" foods and "less nutritious" foods. That's it. ⠀ Just because you eat "less nutrition" foods on occasion, it doesn't mean your diet is bad or unhealthy. ⠀ Now, something important to think about… ⠀ Knowing how to work fun foods into your diet plan gives you a buttload of flexibility that'll decrease stress, increase consistency, and improve your relationship with food. ⠀ But just because you CAN have fun, "less nutritious" foods and still lose weight doesn't mean you should. ⠀ At least not all of the time... and especially not when you're trying to lose weight. ⠀ When you're losing weight, you want to eat as much food as possible for the calories to stay fuller and more satisfied — which is why whole foods should be the focus of your nutrition plan. ⠀ Not only are they filling, but they provide you with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you look and feel better. ⠀ Compare that to the plate of Peanut M&M's on the left, and it's obvious which will keep you fuller longer. ⠀ The Bottom Line ✅: ⠀ You can (and should) include fun foods in your diet. That kind of flexibility will help you maintain control and enjoy your life more. ⠀ But don't forget that you need to fuel your body, too... ⠀ By eating whole foods most of the time, you'll be giving your body the fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals it needs to thrive. ⠀ A good rule of thumb 👍 —> If you're eating whole foods (🍎🥦🥩🍠🥑) 80-85% of the time, then it's totes okay to have "fun" foods (🍫🍪🍕🍷🍺) 15-20% of the time. — ⠀
    Carter Good • Fat loss Coach If you're struggling to lose fat and keep it off, take the next 87 seconds (or so) to read this post. I promise you'll walk away with some invaluable advice for getting and staying lean.
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For a couple reasons…
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1. You MUST be in a deficit to lose weight.

It doesn't matter how clean & lean your eating is… if you're not in a calorie deficit, you won't lose weight. Period.
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    If you're struggling to lose fat and keep it off, take the next 87 seconds (or so) to read this post. I promise you'll walk away with some invaluable advice for getting and staying lean.

    I'm a big proponent of CICO (Calories IN vs. Calories OUT).

    For a couple reasons…

    1. You MUST be in a deficit to lose weight.

It doesn't matter how clean & lean your eating is… if you're not in a calorie deficit, you won't lose weight. Period.

    2. It gets rid of the "good vs. bad" food mentality.

    While things like fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds are absolutely good, it doesn't make things like M&M's, chocolate, and candy "bad." There are "more nutritious" foods and "less nutritious" foods. That's it.

    Just because you eat "less nutrition" foods on occasion, it doesn't mean your diet is bad or unhealthy.

    Now, something important to think about…

    Knowing how to work fun foods into your diet plan gives you a buttload of flexibility that'll decrease stress, increase consistency, and improve your relationship with food.

    But just because you CAN have fun, "less nutritious" foods and still lose weight doesn't mean you should.

    At least not all of the time... and especially not when you're trying to lose weight.

    When you're losing weight, you want to eat as much food as possible for the calories to stay fuller and more satisfied — which is why whole foods should be the focus of your nutrition plan.

    Not only are they filling, but they provide you with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you look and feel better. ⠀
    Compare that to the plate of Peanut M&M's on the left, and it's obvious which will keep you fuller longer.

    The Bottom Line ✅:

    You can (and should) include fun foods in your diet. That kind of flexibility will help you maintain control and enjoy your life more.

    But don't forget that you need to fuel your body, too...

    By eating whole foods most of the time, you'll be giving your body the fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals it needs to thrive.

    A good rule of thumb 👍 —> If you're eating whole foods (🍎🥦🥩🍠🥑) 80-85% of the time, then it's totes okay to have "fun" foods (🍫🍪🍕🍷🍺) 15-20% of the time. —

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jetfueljuliette - Juliette Sedochenkoff 3 weeks ago

Weight loss hack: eating mindfully! eat the food that tastes the best to you. If m&m #5 starts to lose its taste, that means you’re satisfied. You might be surprised when quinoa starts to taste better than candy!