You know you’ve seen articles like this before: 12 Superfoods That Burn Belly Fat Fast!
But is there any truth to these headlines? Or are these just another example of clickbait crap that plagues the intarwebz in 2018?
Here’s the answer:
There’s. No. Such. Thing. As. A. Food. That. Burns. Fat.
There’s your answer! Now you can close all those bull crap Buzzfeed articles and stop clicking on their ads that infect your phone with popups (not cool).
I can’t really stand this whole “superfood” craze if I must be blunt (I love to be blunt).
While you’ll obviously get more nutritional value out of broccoli than a peanut, food is still food. This means that they contain calories. Calories don’t burn fat.
Anyone telling you otherwise is trying to sell you something (probably the latest, most greatest superfood that improves health and digestion to help you lose weight faster!)
The ONLY way to lose fat is to eat the right macros that put you in a caloric deficit. Only then can your body be ready to burn fat for energy.
Superfoods Are A Load Of Crap
Don’t be sad. Many people have fallen victim to the superfood scam. All you have to do is take a walk in Beveryl Hills and you’ll see countless Acai Bowl restaurants.
These sad chaps are paying $10 for a bowl full of “superfoods” that won’t actually do much. Yes, you’ll get some nutritional value in these foods, but to think that these foods burn fat is foolish.
The truth is that there’s no single food that will help you burn fat and lose weight. No single food will cure cancer or disease. Likewise, no single food will help you build muscle mass.
Will a combination of “superfoods” lead to overall better health, digestion, less inflammation? Yes, of course! Any diet that is full of healthy foods will lead to a healthier body.
But, the term “superfood” makes my skin crawl. I guess if your diet has been a combination of potato chips, snickers bars and diet coke it all makes sense. At that point, anything healthy you put into your body would be a “superfood.”
The truth is that there’s nothing special about any of these “superfoods” you see in any of these stores. They’re simply healthy foods that provide nutritional value.
Eating these types of foods will only lead to fat loss if you’re in a caloric deficit from doing so. This is why changing your diet to a healthy one is rather effective and feels like “super magic wonder food” when you do so.
But scientifically speaking, there’s nothing “super” about it. You’re simply filling your body with healthy foods that are lower in calories. If that’s “super” to you, then great. Whatever helps you lose weight and build a lean, athletic physique has my support.
Superfoods Don’t Burn Fat. ‘Nuff Said.
Let’s face the facts: the term “superfood” is simply a marketing term. The health industry needs new fads to survive year in and year out. They found a great one with “superfoods.”
But, as I’ve explained earlier, there’s no such thing as a food that actually burns fat.
Either you’re eating too little or too much.
If you eat too little, your body will be in a caloric deficit and you’ll lose weight.
Eat too much? We all know what happens when you do that. No need to go into details.
Details: you’ll be a fatty.
So next time you pick up one of those Acai juices you see in the store thinking it will help your body burn fat, think again.
In fact, just look at the label. You’ll probably find that it contains a shit load of sugar, which is actually making it easy for your body to create fat.
Yeah I know, not that “super.”
The reality is that if you ate thousands of calories of “superfoods,” you would actually gain body fat. All those healthy foods would make you fatter.
On the other hand, if you ate a lot of junk food, but remained in a caloric deficit, you would actually burn body fat. This wouldn’t be good for your long-term health, but it’s the science I’m talking about here.
Develop A Super Lifestyle Instead
Look, I know that we all want something “super” to strive for in our lives. Choosing to be healthy is a great thing and I highly recommend you commit to the Lean Warrior Lifestyle.
But, there’s much more to it than simply eat an Acai bowl with craisins and chopped kale mixed in. That’s a healthy meal, but it’s far from perfect.
In fact, most of these “superfoods” you keep reading about have hardly any protein. You’ll never see steak or chicken thigh labeled as a “superfood.”
Yet any diet without these wonderful meats will have a lot of trouble getting their daily protein requirements.
Protein is truly the “superfood” you should always aim to eat. A high protein diet is the best way to burn fat and lose weight. The more protein you consume, the less hunger you’ll have for sugars and fatty snacks that blow up your love handles.
Combine a high protein diet with a consistent workout plan with a focus on progressive overload and you’re golden.
So the next time you see some magical food on aisle 2? Look at the label and check if it’s macros are really something “super” indeed.
At the end of the day, it’s a healthy, balanced diet high in protein that will help you burn fat and lose weight. Let everybody else be distracted by the “superfood” fad while you continue to lean down.