You Are What You Eat

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Mic in Fitness Model Nutrition Tips

Image via Wikipedia


The saying “you are what you eat” has been around a long time.  But, is it really true when we are talking about weight gain?

This brings up the question of is it what you eat or how much you eat that is more important?

I just read a post by a well known fitness guru who said that “No one, and I repeat, NO ONE is fat because they eat too much fruit”.

Well maybe that is true and maybe not.  He has fallen into the same trap that many diet and fitness gurus fall into. 

They think that if you eat healthy foods all the time you can’t get fat.  That is a nice myth. 

You get fat by how much you eat.  If you eat too much – or more calories in than you burn each day – then you will gain weight.

If all your calories come from fruit and those calories add up to more than you burn you will gain weight and could get fat.

Now you will have to eat a lot of fruit to do this.  And most people do not just eat fruit and nothing else all day. 

The same is true of vegetables.  And yes there are some overweight and even obese vegetarians. 

This used to be pretty easy to figure out.  However, as science has provided us with more information it has become easy to add this information and speculate about it without thinking.

So science has provided us with the concept of micronutrients.  Yes, everyone has heard of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. 

But, it has only been within the last ten years or so that everyone has jumped on the micronutrient bandwagon.

The perfect example is the Atkins diet.  Or more correctly the bastardization of the Atkins diet. 

Eat as much protein and fat as you want, just cut out the carbs and you will drop weight and body fat like instantly.  This was the Atkins battlecry. 

Unfortunately it wasn’t entirely true.

Yes, if you cut out carbs from your diet, you will lose weight.  And if you cut out fat from your diet you will lose weight.  And if you cut out protein from your diet you will lose weight.

Cut out anything from your diet and you will lose weight.  However, this weight loss is not sustainable. 

Even the Atkins diet advocates found this out as they too gained the weight back after a period of time. 

What to know why?  Stay tuned for the next post of you are what you eat.


Enhanced by Zemanta

41 Comments on “You Are What You Eat”

  1. Jackie Evancho

    I haven’t much to say on this time but you do great job and appreciate your blog.

  2. Eric Tandarts

    Hi thanks for this a little good post. But I still dont get the second part though!

  3. Xiomara Jewel

    wow, nice post! I learned a lot…

  4. weight

    i can has cheeseburger?

  5. classic tall ugg boots

    Hi there, just wanted to leave a quick comment about the interface of your blog. It is really easy on the eye while also being catchy. I think I will do something similar for my blog as well. Thanks for the nice blog share.

  6. Mic

    Sure, just don’t make it a habit – unless you want to add way more fat to your diet. You could also make your own cheesebergers with lean beef.

  7. tarot gratuit

    Thank you very much Great post…thanks for share this..

  8. Nidia Harr

    Hi I was just roaming the Internet, when I found your website link posted on Google. I thought that your websitesite was really pretty and I’m gonna show this to all of my friends.

  9. kesha fan

    im not aiming to be rude here but i’d be embarrassed to add content this stupid on my site. no offence.

  10. Leon Duane


  11. Hitech News

    Nice!! Great Ifo. Great People. Great Blog. Thank you for all the great sharing that is being done here.

  12. Macie Palevic

    Thanks for this

  13. contemporary art paintings new york

    I am working with a personal trainer and really enjoy it. One of the things that he does is work with his clients on their goals. One of my goals is to lose 15 lbs in 3 months. Both him and I think that this is a reasonable goal.

  14. Loss Weight

    Learn the Best Nutrition Information on the web.

  15. Fuertoventura

    Hi there, great blogging site you have. It all seems to be like we have very similar hobbies and interests around Mallorca as well as Gran Canaria or simply complete Spain? So if you dont mind, please allow me to invite you to go to the Mallorca and also Spain Fan Portal Webpage I regularly love to use. Wish you benefit from like I were pleased with your blog Site and in any case I wish you a nice day. Will keep coming back before long, or perhaps find your comment on my blog site better? Best Regards from Gran Canaria

  16. year end sale 2010

    I was just browsing for relevant blog posts for my project research and I happened to stumble upon yours. Thanks for the useful information!

  17. orchard bank

    Great, This web website is really enjoyable and enjoyment to learn. I’m a huge enthusiast from the subject matter mentioned. I also get pleasure from studying the critiques, but learn that alot of individuals ought to stay on article to attempt and add value in the direction of the original blog present. I would also inspire each and every man or woman to book mark this page for any favored support to assist sent out the appearance.

  18. Buy Backlinks | Get Backlinks

    I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

  19. เช่ากล้อง

    Thanks much you for this blog . That’s all I are able to say. You most patently have crafted this World Wide Web into something extra. You clearly know what you are working at, you’ve taken care of so many corners. kind regards.

  20. Julian Killins

    really good webpage, beneficial work, great to study.

  21. Get Backlinks

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  22. Law & Order Special victims unit

    Since gibing for some time for just a proper read in reckons to this rather ecological niche. Assaying in Bing I now spotted this site . Looking this information So i am pleased to take that I have a very full depression I stumbled onto whatever I was ready for. I’ll make sure to don’t forget this website and commit it a look consistently .

  23. wells fargo financial

    I am thankful for this helpful brilliant web page; this is the kind of subject that sustains me although out the day.We’ve usually heard been lately desiring shut to in your web-site ideal right after I observed about these from a near good friend and was delighted when I was in a place to obtain it following hunting out for a while. Becoming a passionate blogger, I’m pleased to determine other folks taking gumption and adding to your neighborhood. I just needed to remark to display my comprehension for a upload as it is particularly inviting, and lots of writers do not get the credit they have earned. I’m optimistic I’ll be back again again and can deliver a couple of of my mates.

  24. Geschäftsidee

    I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

  25. Mic

    Outsourced to a professional.

  26. Mic

    Using Hostgator

  27. Martin Garcilazo

    Come on back I don’t like being here alone.

  28. Joel Pruter

    The reason why it is so difficult now is the binge eating, the emotional eating. I have learned to turn to food to deal with life’s challenges. I have been through tough stuff.

  29. talalay latex foam

    Thanks for the information, I’ll surely be coming back to this site.

  30. you love kesha

    The thing is – this wont work well by any means. Crazy idea, EOT!

  31. Full Tilt bonus

    Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  32. Shenita Petronella

    Dressing well can help in looking taller. Try wearing solid, dark colors. Pinstripes also produce a slimming effect while making you seem taller. Make sure to wear clothing that fits your frame well and is comfortable as well. This will help with your posture, which can also help you look taller if you sit up straight and keep your head held high. You can read more on these tips here

  33. Porn Niches

    I enjoy browsing your current posts. I absolutely loved every little bit of this. I have you book-marked your website to check out the latest information in the near future.

  34. Web Design Phoenix

    This is good info! Where else can if ind out more?? Who runs this joint too? Keep up the good work 🙂

  35. Web Designer Phoenix

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  36. Honda VTR1000R Fairing

    May i use some of your information on my blog?

  37. Mic

    Yes, as long as you reference where you got it from. Thanks.

  38. Mic

    I use Hostgator

  39. Mic

    Just stay tuned to these posts as I plan on being around a long time. I also have products I am developing that will be more detailed. Thanks

  40. Ordinateur portable

    Great post.

  41. HD Webcam

    I noticed your weblog on bing and browsed a few of your other blogposts. I just added you to my personal Google News Reader. Carry on the great work. Will enjoy reading more from you later on.

Leave a Reply

More News

  • Are You Mentally Ready to Exercise?

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Are you mentally ready ...

  • Lose Weight or Fat? Part 4

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Lose Weight or Fat? ...

  • Lose Weight or Fat? Part 3

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Lose Weight or Fat? ...

  • Lose Weight or Fat, Part 2

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]   Lose Weight or Fat, ...

  • Lose Weight or Fat? Part 1

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Lose Weight or Fat? Hi, Okay, ...

  • A New Year – a little late

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Hi, Well, here it is, ...