Az Instagram sajnos híres arról, hogy olyan ideálokat reklámoz, melyek a valóságnak nem felelnek meg. Éppen ezért, a Londonban élő Lucy Mountain elhatározta, hogy ő teljes mértékben önmaga lesz ezen a platformon.
A fitnesz blogger két fiókkal rendelkezik: a The Fashion Fitness Foodie és a theFFFeed. Utóbbi, ételeket hasonlít össze, melynek célja, hogy az embereket ösztönözze egy másfajta gondolkodásmódra, azaz, ne úgy tekintsenek az élelmiszerekre, mint: “egészséges/egészségtelen”.
Lucy szereti megmutatni a követőinek azt, hogy mit is jelent, ha valami egészséges ételnek van kititulálva. Mint például a mandula. Természetesen, az alábbi összeállításban a hangsúly a kalóriákra tevődik.
Azt szeretné megmutatni az embereknek, hogy attól, amiért valami az egészségtelen címmel van ellátva, nem biztos, hogy több kalóriával rendelkezik. A lényeg az, hogy ne az Instagramon látottaknak higgyünk, hiszen számos dolog nem is reális. Lucy elmondása szerint, a lényeg az, hogy Te mit szeretnél enni, hogy Téged, mi tesz boldoggá. Ugyanis, Ő nem hisz a tilalmakban, és abban sem, hogy szükséges lenne bármilyen diétát is betartani. Ő inkább a mérsékletben hisz, szerinte, ha az emberek mindig mérsékelten ennének, az épp elegendő lenne.
“A mérsékletesség a kulcsa mindennek. Természetesen ez minden embernél más és mást jelent, hiszen mindenkinek más az életmódja és a célja.” – mondja.
Lucy, bejegyzéseiben arra is fel szeretné hívni a figyelmet, hogy nagyon fontos, hogy mit akarunk. Plusz kilókat, vagy épp megszabadulni szeretnénk tőlük? A képekben láthatjuk, hogy nagyon fontos, mit is tartalmaz egy ebéd, vacsora, vagy épp uzsonna. Így tehát, fontos odafigyelni az összetevőkre, mint például az olaj, protein, vagy épp, hogy milyen tejet fogyasztunk.
Azonban, beszéljenek inkább a képek:
Nutella vs Meridian Cocoa and Hazelnut Butter 🌰⠀ ⠀ The spoons are back guys. And this time we’re talking about my favourite pastime; chocolate-based spreads.⠀ ⠀ Both are 15g and pretty similar calories, but the nutritional breakdown is pretty different. In short;⠀ ⠀ Nutella is:⠀ – Marginally less calories⠀ – Lower in fat⠀ – Lower in protein⠀ – Higher in carbs⠀ – Higher in sugar⠀ – Nutella⠀ ⠀ And Meridian is:⠀ – Marginally higher in cals⠀ – Higher in fat (because #nuts)⠀ – Higher in protein (because #nuts)⠀ – Lower in carbs⠀ – Lower in sugar⠀ – Not Nutella⠀ ⠀ So what does this mean? Well – if you were to only eat chocolate-based spreadables for the rest of your life, Meridian would probably be a better option nutritionally.⠀ ⠀ However (sadly) this would rarely be the case, so go for the one you prefer. Although it’s important to have a basic awareness of the nutritional breakdown in your food, try not to get caught up in the exact specifics – 15g of either option in the context of a balanced diet is teeny tiny 🙌⠀ ⠀ Relax and enjoy your chocolate based spreads in moderation team. (Sorry. I know. I hate that word too.)⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Nutella:⠀ 82 kcals⠀ 4.7g fat⠀ 8.6g carbs⠀ 0.9g protein⠀ 8.5g sugar⠀ ⠀ Meridian:⠀ 89 kcals⠀ 7g fat⠀ 2.4g carbs⠀ 3.6g protein⠀ 1.9g sugar⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #theFFF 💕
Healthy Day of Food 🥗 vs Healthy Day of Food 🥗⠀ ⠀ Bet you're sick of the C word by now aren't you. (Sorry.) This is inspired by an amezin post @danprice_639pt did last week for someone who: 1. Is looking to get a little leaner. (Yes – it is okay to have a goal which involves aesthetics.) 2. Feels like they're eating all the 'good' food but still not getting results.⠀ ⠀ As we know, calories are just one component of nutrition but they're something to be mindful of when it comes to weight management.⠀ ⠀ Both diets here contain 'healthy' food. Both diets contain zero 'junk' food. However one is 850 calories more than the other.⠀ ⠀ This post is not to say you need to be eating a punnet of fruit as a snack and cut out smoothies, humous, granola or flapjack lol. This post is to challenge the way you see food and the categories you place upon them.⠀ ⠀ Each and everyone one of these foods can be included in a 'healthy' diet which would help you reach your goal. And equally, in moderation, every other food NOT pictured can be included in a 'healthy' diet to help you reach your goal. Yes even chocolate. (And sugar omg.)⠀ ⠀ Look beyond 'good' and 'bad'. Look beyond the labels. Your diet should include ALL the foods you love no matter your goal. I say this all the time – moderation isn't sexy but it's bloody great.⠀⠀ ⠀ Left side: – 50g oats, 1 banana – 150g blueberries – 200g Alpro soya yoghurt, 15g honey – 1 avocado, 2 slices of bread – 400g strawberries – 50g mixed salad, 100g chicken, 1 sweet potato – 250g Alpro yoghurt, 60g blueberries,10g goji berries ⠀ ⠀ Right side: – 50g granola – 450ml Naked smoothie – 100g humous – 4 Nairns oat cracker thins – 1 avocado, 2 slices bread – Graze protein bite – 50g mixed salad, 1 sweet potato, 100g salmon fillet – 250g Alpro soya yoghurt, 4 dates, 35g dried mango and coconut, 20g peanut butter ⠀ #theFFF @thefashionfitnessfoodie
Salt and Vinegar Crisps vs Vegetable Crisps 🥔⠀ ⠀ Each of these bowls contain 1 bag (40g) of crisps. The bowl on the left are salt and vinegar, the bowl on the right are mixed root vegetable.⠀ ⠀ Although the difference in calories is pretty minuscule, you’d expect the vegetable crisps to be considerably less calories right? This is just another little reminder that often there’s not much difference between the product marketed as the ‘healthy alternative’ and the real thing. So go for the thing you actually WANT to eat 🙌⠀ ⠀ Although there are many different aspects that describe ‘healthy’ (yes – it IS subjective), such as salt content, micro-nutrient value and how that food makes them feel, calories play a fundamental part in weight management. This post isn’t to say 'TRACK EVERYTHANG, TRACK THAT DAMN CUCUMBER’, it’s more about looking at your diet within the context of a whole day – and eating the damn salt and vinegar crisps if that’s want you actually want.⠀ ⠀ I want this and all my comparison posts to give encourage freedom with your food choices, not restriction. When 80% of my diet within a day is full of adequate micros and macros, i will ALWAYS eat food I love purely for taste. Because life. Ygm. 💁🏼⠀ ⠀ (All crisps are vegetable crisps 🌝)⠀ ⠀ Which side are you guys going for?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *Crisps from Co-Op Irresistible range* – #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
A handful of Almonds vs. A packet of Fruit Pastels 🍬⠀ ⠀ Both snacks have the same calories. Which one would you pick?⠀ ⠀ Occasionally I’m the left hand, but mostly I’m the right hand. (I know, shocking. A person who considers themselves into health and fitness eats sweets – and is openly talking about it on social media.) 🌝🌝🌝⠀ ⠀ You see, although I’m fully aware that a handful of almonds contains lots of wonderful nutrients that would keep me fuller for longer, some days (no matter whether I’m looking to gain, maintain or lose weight) I’ll choose to eat sweets or a chocolate bar as a snack 💪⠀ ⠀ Why? Because when the majority of my diet has consisted of well-balanced food that’s full of micronutrients, I have no issue eating something thats less so just because I love the taste of it. This is just a personal choice. Cutting out things I love isn’t realistic for me so I always squeeze something sweet into my days (all whilst still sticking to my calorie/macro/micro targets.)⠀ ⠀ Many would choose the almonds for the nutritional value or the flavour – which is totally fine. Many would choose the almonds because even though they'd prefer Fruit Pastels, almonds would make them feel more ‘on track’ mentally – which again, is totally fine 💕⠀ ⠀ I’m not glorifying sweets, or almonds for that matter. I’m glorifying knowing what’s in the food you’re eating, and make educated decisions based on your own values. And I value food that’s good for my body and good for my soul.⠀ ⠀ ‘Healthy' to me is exactly what I make it. And Fruit Pastels (in moderation) make me happy which I believe contributes largely to my overall health 🙌⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
150ml Gin & Slimline Tonic vs. 150ml White Wine 🥂⠀ ⠀ So I’m not really a casual drinker – I’m very much GO HARD OR GO HOME lol 💁🏼 I probably go out and get suitably drunk once or twice a month. This has nothing to do with being all #fitness, I'd just rather go for dinner most of the time than slam jagerbombz in Shoreditch.⠀ ⠀ Alcohol has calories (as much as we don't gaf after a few units 😏), and they can add up pretty quickly on a night out depending on what you drink. If you're a regular drinker, something as simple as swapping your white wine for a Gin and Diet tonic could slice your potential calorie intake by over half 🙌 Just something to bear in mind if you’re watching your intake 💕⠀ ⠀ P.s. I genuinely used to pre-drink a bottle of white wine at Uni. Was i okay?⠀ ⠀ P.p.s. Did you know alcohol is it's own macronutrient? 😏⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
Protein Porridge vs. Protein Porridge 💪⠀ ⠀ Neither of these bowls are 'good' or 'bad'.⠀ Neither of these ingredients are 'good' or 'bad'.⠀ They are just bowls of oats with different toppings.⠀ ⠀ Both bowls have different calorie totals.⠀ Both bowls have different macronutrient values.⠀ Which one you might go for depends on your goal.⠀ ⠀ Why you might pick the left bowl:⠀ 1. Your goal is weight-loss and this will help you reach a sensible calorie deficit.⠀ 2. Your goal is weight-gain but the remainder of your diet for the day will meet your total requirements.⠀ 3. The micronutrient value.⠀ 4. You just wanna eat it.⠀ ⠀ Why you might pick the right bowl:⠀ 1. Your goal is weight-gain and this will help you reach a sensible calorie surplus.⠀ 2. Your goal is weight-loss but the remainder of your diet for the day will meet your total requirements.⠀ 3. The micronutrient value.⠀ 4. You just wanna eat it.⠀ ⠀ Calories aren't the sole indicator of 'health'. This is subjective term. How many calories you consume and how many you use through activity is an important part of weight management but there any many other things to consider 💪⠀ ⠀ So just do you 💕⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Left bowl:⠀ – 40g oats⠀ – 1 scoop protein⠀ – 250ml almond milk⠀ – 60g blueberries⠀ – 60g raspberries⠀ – 15g manuka honey⠀ ⠀ Right bowl:⠀ – 40g oats⠀ – 1 scoop protein⠀ – 250ml almond milk⠀ – 1 banana⠀ – 4 dates⠀ – 20g almond butter⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF
100 calories of Strawberries vs 100 calories of Strawberries 🍓⠀ ⠀ The portion on the left weighs 300g and the portion on the right weighs 35g, however both amount to 100 calories.⠀ ⠀ I don't about you guys but I love eating… like just eating. Anything. In general 🌝 So whenever I'm trying to get a little bit leaner, I love low calorie/high volume snacks. They make me feel like I'm eating more – like picking a bowl of fresh strawberries as opposed to a snack bag of dried strawberries 💪⠀ ⠀ People often presume dried fruit has the same macro/micro nutrient value as fresh fruit and don't really take the huge difference in volume into account. Being aware of these factors could really help improve your portion control when eating either of these type of foods – and get you to your goal quicker 💕⠀ ⠀ Don't get me wrong; dried fruit is waaaay easier to eat when you're on the go (ain't nobody got time to whip out a punnet of strawberries lol). So they could be a good option if convenience is the priority. But when fatloss is the goal, 300g of fresh strawberries is likely to be more satiating.⠀ ⠀ Anyway I personally like my strawberries dowsed in gelatin with the label 'Haribo' on it.⠀ ⠀ #FFFoodForThought #theFFF⠀