Are Frosted Flakes healthy?
By standards of nutrition dogma, Paleo, Keto and Scientologists, gurus, and clean eating advocates? …. No.
But can a bowl of Frosted Flakes fit into a balanced diet comprising the majority of proteins, vegetables coupled with strength training and sleep?
You better believe it.
Single food choices, in and of themselves, aren’t good or bad.
In fact, your body only sees proteins, carbs and fats in the end.
The glucose from Frosted Flakes floats around your blood stream all the same as it does from a piece of whole wheat toast once broken down (Don’t get me started on the glycemic index… irrelevant if you eat meals like a human being, i.e. combining food groups).
Let me break it down for how this could work for you…
In most meals, protein and vegetables are non-negotiables, but your carb and fat sources are certainly some things you can play around with.
Say your meal plan calls for one cup of rice (40ish grams of carbs) with dinner. But you can’t bear the thought of eating rice again tonight…
Opt for an equivalent amount of carbs from popcorn (one microwavable bag might come in around 40-50 grams, read the nutrition label, as it’s not overly calorie dense) and have at it. Or enjoy a bowl of Frosted Flakes and account for the cup of milk in your carb intake.
Just don’t make it one long cascade of bad decisions that results in you waking up on the couch hours later, half naked with two pints of Ben & Jerry’s destroyed and Showtime softcore porn blaring on the boob tube (I still don’t know how it got on Showtime, I swear).
Flexible dieting is a sustainable approach that works for most. Too often people are scared to take up a healthy lifestyle change because they think it’ll be some super strict broccoli and dry chicken regimen, when that’s not necessary. We know better nowadays.
It ties into my focus on making fitness ‘fun’ instead of ‘work’ (if you missed the email on this, you can watch a 1 minute video where I explain this concept and how to re-frame how you view exercise for success).
I’m simplifying things here, but a diet doesn’t have to mean abolishing “fun” foods all the time.
But there are factors that matter…
The more you exercise, the higher your caloric needs.
The more muscle you have, the higher your caloric needs.
The more protein you ingest, the higher your caloric needs (because your body burns off 30% of the protein you eat just to digest it, compared to less than <5% for carbs and fats).
A bowl (or two) of Frosted Flakes can fit into a fat loss program, but the big picture plan has to be in place or your body fat will just resemble an episode of Hoarders… you’ll be piling junk on top of junk.
The 90/10 Rule
I like to setup my clients with a “perfect” plan and then give them the freedom to go off the board 10% of the time. This additional freedom generally provides better results without the burn out or mental fatigue a strict diet comes along with.
In fact, my Endomorph Evolution program shows you how to structure your diet so you can have your cake and get lean, too, with a 6 hour cheat period every week. You’ll wake up leaner the next day after binging on donuts and ice cream.
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