Weight Gain and Diet You’ve Been Lied To.

Good FoodIf you’re still struggling with weight gain and your diet is still the same, you need to change your thinking before anything else.  This will make the whole process more achievable because it’s really not your fault.  In the last 50 years we have all been lied to on a major scale when it comes to Nutrition and the problems we face around weight gain.

We have all succumbed to the massive marketing machine that is our local Supermarket.  Bright shiny packaging and discounted offers have put us in to a rut when it comes to food and nutrition.  The only way to address this is to start to think about our nutritional needs in a different way.

What you need to do now

  • Be aware of your weight and your BMI.  This way you’ll be able to work out what your ideal weight should be.
  • If your weight gain is already out of control, weigh yourself every day to keep it top of mind.
  • Start to take small steps towards your weight and fitness goals.

Change your thinking around food

  • Don’t just buy the same foods every week which is what most people tend to do.
  • Step back and look at the whole range of foods, and start to swap and reduce the amount of processed foods you normally eat.
  • Most drinks are heavily processed with sugar.  Start to drink alot of water and freshly squeezed juice.

Exercise is not the whole story

  • Physical activity is important for all round good health.  If you’re not doing any you definitely need to start now.
  • Remember you can’t just exercise your weight gain away.  You have to change your diet.
  • Know what weight you want to be and make small progressive changes in diet and activity to achieve this.

Keep it simple and you can keep your weight under control.  Reduce processed foods and drink, and start to eat whole foods

If you want to contact me directly regards health fitness email at phil@mensfitnessat50.com or leave me a voice mail right now.  In the box on the right of this page.

2 Responses to “Weight Gain and Diet You’ve Been Lied To.”

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  1. Terry L Miller says:

    I really enjoy your blog. But I do have to take one exception. You stated weight gain is ‘not really your fault’. While I agree there’s a lot of bogus nutritional advice out there (mostly with some commercial interest behind it) I think blaming someone else is an easy out. Even those of us with very little nutritional knowledge know when we’re eating crap. We need to own up to the responsibility of our own health.
    No easy out.

    • Phil says:

      Hi Terry,

      Glad you enjoy reading my Blog. Thank you for your comment, it’s always great to have the views of my readers.

      I take your point, and totally agree on the need for everyone to take responsibility for their weight, and indeed their health and fitness in general.
      As you say, there’s a lot of bogus nutritional advice, and in my opinion, a massive commercial interest.

      Take the whole low fat/fat free, healthy eating ranges, such as Yoghurts, Spreads, Sauces, to name just a few, products that are full of chemicals, additives, artificial sweeteners, everything that we should be avoiding in our diet are all marketed and advertised in such a way, that if people who are struggling with weightloss and diet, and cannot step back, outside of the marketing and hype that has surrounded them every day of their lives. When they are trying to make better choices, but only from foods they have always known, they will readily buy into this, and are going to continually
      struggle.

      I would welcome more comments on this interesting topic.

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