Why do some people eat their hearts out, workout minimally (2x per week), and still look and feel great? It’s because they know how to “fuel” their bodies with the right foods. Allow me to explain:
One McDonald's Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates, no real nutrients and poor quality protein. And that doesn't even count the fries and soft drink that you might be ordering with it. (Though it's not "a lot" of food, it’s food filled with calories — empty calories to boot!)
At the same rate, here are a few alternative food choices and amounts that will land you at the same 540 calories. And they provide your body with the nutrients and fat-burning effects to help you stay active, healthy and lean.
Go ahead and eat ALL of this in one sitting (most people wouldn't even be able to finish it):
4 oz of grilled chicken (120 cals)
3 cups of broccoli (90 cals)
1 medium banana (100 cals)
8 oz of plain Greek yogurt (130 cals)
10 medium strawberries (40 cals)
1/2 cup of blueberries (40 cals)
If you take a closer look, it still contains fewer calories than ONE Big Mac and it's WAY healthier. Simply put, you don't have to starve yourself (at all) to lose weight and shed those stubborn pounds...you just need to learn how to choose the right foods, and then eat your heart out.