There was a time when I believed that “clean eating” was the secret to fat loss. Likewise, I thought that I would be able to build a perfectly sculpted body with zero fat by eating only clean protein sources.
To a lot of you that probably sounds silly. But to just as many people out there, you can relate to this.
Eating healthy is great. However you define healthy, if you want to “eat clean” then there will be great overall health benefits.
But weight loss is not one of those benefits if you are eating too much.
You know that classic riddle, “which weighs more, a thousand pounds of lead or a thousand pounds of feathers?” (Or something like that)
Look at calories the same way.
3000 calories of vegetables is still 3000 calories. To lose weight, you have to be in a caloric deficit! Your food choices matter for other reasons, but if you are eating too much, WHAT you are eating won’t matter.
Eat healthy foods, it’s good for you. But understand that in order to lose weight, you need to have your calories in check. There is such thing as “too much of a good thing.”