Are healthy foods really all that healthy?

It seems that every week a new diet is hitting the market which claims to be able to aid weight lose substantially. Most of these types of diets claim to be ground breaking or revolutionary but often have no medical research to back up their claims and are often just variations on other diets.

Recently a nutrition coach has slammed some views on healthy eating by comparing calories in foods that we assume are healthy to food which we assume are junk.  For example in some pre-prepared pasta dishes, calories can be close to 1000 but if you compare that to a Big Mac, the pasta is nearly twice the amount of calories. For example, 100 grams of superfood fruit and nut mix has the same calories in as two chunky KitKat bars.

Of course, its not all about calories and some foods are better for you and have other benefits, but purely for the purpose of weight loss, it is definitely something to consider.

It’s no secret that the most simple way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume, so by eating less calories and doing exercise, you should lose weight.