People who snack a lot constantly think about food and can’t keep their minds or hand out of the “cookie” jar. Instead, they continually reach into their bag for their next “in-between meals” snack to satisfy their addiction.
Whoever came up with the idea of snacks was either a food addict or a total genius — considering 80% of shopping malls now mainly stock and sell processed junk food, cleverly named “snacks.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve written what I’m about to say again:
Not 1 day goes by without me reading another misleading, false, and annoying story about “healthy foods” that are not healthy!
Today’s stinker story was about “11 Healthy Snacks” to keep you full all day, which will even help you lose weight.
I knew it was clickbait, but I had to scan the 11 items the writer calls “good snacks.”
The author, who’s obviously not had any food training and knows nothing about food — unlike the modern doctor or trained and experienced nutritionist like me, who both understand the complex effects food has on your body and mind — positive and negative.
No, this person is what you call a “clickbait title expert,” who’ll have you click to read the “miracle story” that promises to deliver 11 healthy snack options that may even help you lose weight!
The “writer” bangs on, making utterly false claims about these snacks and why they are good for you. I’ll quickly list them here and debunk the fake news, so you know the truth and can avoid the trap.
Then, I’ll offer you a few “real and natural” healthy snack options.
Let’s look at the 11 Snacks You Should Not Eat and 5 You Can and why
Before I start, please remember this important message: we are not born to snack.
On the contrary, by eating natural, clean food mainly derived from animal products: meat, fish, seafood, and eggs, the human body and mind thrive and function at their highest level — no snacks required!
You do not build a strong fat-free lean body, robust immune system, or sharp mind by snacking!
That’s just illogical clickbait rubbish! So please don’t fall for the snacking advocates — they’re food addicts, not experts.
1: An Apple and Natural Peanut Butter — false
Apples are high-carb and contain a fair amount of fructose. Both convert to glucose in your bloodstream, which is pushed by your insulin into your fat cells.
Peanut Butter — peanuts are a legume, not a nut, and they are high-carb. The effect on your body is the same, even worse than above.
2: Fruit and plain Greek Yogurt (dairy free) — false
Most fruits are high-carb and loaded with fructose, which is sugar. Fruits are nature’s candy, which is why many people can’t stop eating them — fruit is also addictive.
The only low-carb and low-fructose fruits are berries.
Non-dairy Greek Yogurt, really?
That’s a “fake” vegan yogurt made from plant-based sources such as soy, oats, and cashew nuts.
• Soybeans are high-carb, and 80% of the world’s soybean production comes from China and with added chemicals that poison your insides.
• Oats are made from grains, high-carb, which, again, converts to glucose in your blood and will make you fat and sick.
3: Carrots and Hummus — false
Carrots are a high-carb root vegetable and not as good for you as you think.
Hummus, made from Chick Peas — a high-carb legume — also makes you unhealthy and fat.
4: Almonds and Bananas — false
Almonds are high-fat and relatively low-carb, making them healthy.
The catch? They taste sweet, are addictive, and come in bags that folks usually finish in one sitting. Again, that makes you a nut addict, which isn’t healthy.
Bananas are one of the most high-carb and sugar-laden fruits, which explains why they’re so sweet and addictive.
Too many bananas will also make you fat and unhealthy.
5: Toast made of Whole Grains and Peanut Butter — false
This one is the killer bee of cluelessness!
Toast, bread, bagels, and anything made from grains are pro-inflammatory, contain antinutrients, super high-carb have added sugar, and make you sick and fat!
I covered peanut butter above — it’s one of the worst foods you can put in your body and is highly addictive.
6: Energy or Power Bars — false
That’s pure junk food, usually made with grains, soy, seed oil, and added sugar. Don’t touch this toxic processed junk food,
7: Personal Trail Mix — false
Trail mixes commonly include oats, lots of sweet dried fruit, added sugar, and seed oils.
Even if you make your own using nuts, seeds, and a few berries, you still carry a high-calorie, high-carb snack that will hook you and make you fat.
8: Smoothie made with Fruit and Protein — false
Fruit smoothies with added protein powders are sugar bombs and only harm your body. Please stay away from fruit smoothies — they’re addictive.
9: Avocado on an English Muffin — false
Avocado is good, yes — they are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
English muffins, made from wheat and, like bread, are full of carbs and sugar that will make you addicted, fat, and sick.
10: Almonds and Dark Chocolate — false
As noted above, almonds aren’t unhealthy but addictive, and folks overeat them. The same applies to dark chocolate.
It’s far less harmful than milk chocolate, but dark chocolate still contains plenty of sugar. Combined with almonds, you’ll end up overeating again, making you sick and fat!
11: Oatmeal — false
Oatmeal, in any shape or form, hot or cold, is a grain that is high-carb and highly addictive.
I know — I used to love creamy hot oatmeal for breakfast and ate it daily up until 7 years when I stopped.
That definitely helped me become fat and sick at the time. So please don’t fall for the “heart-healthy oatmeal trap.”
The final smashing line and lie by this author:
“So yeah, that is everything you need to know about snacks that are gonna help you lose weight. I know that losing weight is a long road.”
Wow, what a thing to say when all 11 listed items only make you gain weight and fall sick!
My last correction and truth for this hunter-in-the-dark and clueless writer:
Losing weight is not a long road — it takes no more than 2 to 3 months to lose all your excess weight if you follow the proper diet, recommended by trained modern doctors and nutritionists, and move your ass!
5 healthy snacks you can eat if you want to
I say, “if you want to,” because you shouldn’t feel hungry or the need to snack if you eat 2 protein-rich meals per day in the first place.
I said 2 yes — there’s no need for 3 meals a day. That’s another made-up food industry myth.
- High-Fat & Protein Dairy Yogurt
- Dried Meats
- Boiled Eggs
You can read my full story about the healthy and simple keto-carnivore foods I include in my weekly menu. And why the 5 snacks I list here are the best for your health, optimal body weight, and energy levels.
You’re not born to snack — that’s nothing but clickbait smack. You’re born to eat healthy natural foods, as you do as a baby — breastmilk — which is high-protein and high-fat.
Once a human grows into a child and adult, its body requires more natural protein and fat, that sadly has to come from animals.
The food chain is real — it’s existed forever — people have eaten meat, fish, and seafood for as long as records show, and that will never change.
If you want to stay healthy, lose weight, and build your optimal body composition, please follow my advice: eat well, snack less, and move more.
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