We Malaysians love our food and completely removing our favorite foods from our diet is unrealistic, which is why the process of losing fat often becomes unsustainable. Read how this super simple concept will allow you to eat all your favorite foods and still see the results you want.
The Key is Balance
Contrary to popular belief, it's NOT necessary to cut out all your favorite foods from your diet, instead when coaching our personal training clients we get them to view food in one of these 3 categories:
- Foods You Should Eat More Of
These are minimally processed foods that are generally not calorie dense, high satiety and are packed with nutrients.
E.g.- vegetables, fruits, legumes, chicken, fish, tempeh
- Foods You Should Eat In Moderation
These are foods that are minimally processed, moderately filling and packed with nutrients, but they can also be calorie dense.
E.g. nuts, honey, kombucha
- Foods You Should Eat Less Of
Foods in this category can be enjoyed but less frequently as they are dense in calories, are low satiety and have very little nutrients.
Completely eliminating this category of food can make your diet feel tedious and unenjoyable.
E.g. fast food, deep fried food, sugary drinks, alcohol
There Is No Good Or Bad Food
When looking at food from this perspective you see that there is no 'good' or 'bad', its all about learning to manage your food portions how often you eat certain foods.