5 “HEALTHY” FOODS THAT MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT (You’re probably eating them!)

5 “HEALTHY” FOODS THAT MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT (You’re probably eating them!)


Losing weight can be hard and confusing enough
as it is. And if you’re not losing weight, but you’re
doing everything right, you feel like you’re eating healthy. There could be some sneaky and seemingly healthy
foods that you’re eating every day that are actually sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Think, Wolf, in sheep’s clothing, for example. And in this video, I’m going to break down
five of these healthy foods that are holding you back from losing weight and make sure
you stick around until the end of the video because some of the foods that I’m about to
mention might come as a surprise to you. What’s going on, guys? Carlo Macapinlac here from NewbieFitnessAcademy.com
I help busy professionals, lose weight so they can fit better to your clothes, feel
more confident and live an awesome life. If you’re new to the channel. Make sure you hit that subscribe button and
hit the bell to get notified every time I post a new video every week. OK. Let’s start with a big one. And this one has come uo a lot with a lot
of my students. It’s a common question that I get asked all
the time. And it’s more of a food category. And I’m talking specifically about any type
of diet version of any drink or basically any artificially sweetened drink that’s branded
as zero calories. I’m talking about Diet Coke, Powerade zero
or water enhancers like Mio, for example. And the idea sounds really promising. You can have something that’s really tasty,
something that’s really sweet and you can have it guilt free because it has zero calories. It’s brilliant marketing, if you ask me. But there’s only one problem. Your body doesn’t count calories. Your body has no calorie count. I mean, it doesn’t work that way. Your body does, however, have a physiological
and specifically hormonal response every time you drink these zero calorie drinks. And it’s not good. And just think about it from a practical standpoint
here. Nothing that tastes that sweet could possibly
get a free pass once it enters your system. There is absolutely no free lunch here. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. All you need to know is that artificial sweeteners,
which is what’s used to make, you know, these drink zero calories is directly linked to
obesity because it destroys your gut microbiome. And the topic of gut health is something that
you should take very seriously. And that’s a different rabbit hole on its
own. But for example, there’s an eight year study
that shows that instead of reducing obesity, drinking diet soda, actually increase it by
a whopping 47 percent. The Women’s Health Initiative study, one of
the biggest studies done on nutrition, found a 30 percent increased risk in heart attack
and strokes in those people who drink two cans of diet soda or more every day. And people drink this stuff like it’s water. You’re probably one of them. Drinking diet soda and other artificially
sweetened drinks increases hunger hormones by altering your sweet taste receptors and
triggers a dopamine response in the brain. A perfect example of this is when you’re doing
intermittent fasting, for example, and you drink a can of diet soda because again, it’s
zero calories. Your brain gets confused and I think we’ve
all been there before. You drink a can of this stuff and your brain
lights up like a Christmas tree. You trigger an insulin response because your
brain thinks that there’s more food coming in. It gets confused because there’s no food coming
in. And now you have even stronger hunger pangs,
which makes your fasting period infinitely harder. The other problem with drinking diet soda
is people justify eating junk because at least they’re drinking something that’s zero calories. These are the same people that you see at
fast food restaurants. They order the worst thing on the menu. They’ll order burgers, fries, chicken nuggets,
apple pie, whatever. And then they’ll say, oh, can I get a Diet
Coke with it? And one last point here is that think about
people who drink diet soda or, you know, again, zero calorie drinks. Do you know anyone at all who said, oh, my
God, I lost so much weight drinking this stuff! No. The next person that I meet to say that would
be the first. Number two, you’re eating healthy whole grains. Before I get started, I’m gonna put a disclaimer
here that some people, a very small percentage of the population can handle a small amount
of grains and still lose weight and stay lean. And only one in four people can do that. But for the majority of people, especially
if you have a lot of weight to lose, grains should be something that should be severely
limited from your diet. And yes, that includes the whole wheat variety,
the stuff that is advertised to be healthy for you. Yes. Whole grains does contain fiber compared to
white bread, for example, or brown rice having fiber over white rice. Sure. But if your goal is to get fiber, you can
get fiber from way better sources like I don’t know basically every vegetable on the planet. And even then, fiber isn’t something that’s
even required in your diet. For example, some people eat a purely carnivore
diet, so they have very little dietary fiber. The stuff that’s supposed to be healthy and
these carnivore diet people always report that they are in their best state of health. Back to grains. Your body still has to produce the same amount
of insulin when you eat grains, when you eat whole wheat bread versus white bread. Insulin is your fat storage hormone by the
way. And it’s important that you do your best to
moderate your insulin response from the foods that you eat. If you want to lose weight. The other thing that a lot of experts never
talk about is that whole grains contain a high amount of anti nutrients, including lecterns,
Phytic acid, and wheat germ agglutinin or WGA for short. If you’ve never heard of anti-nutrients before,
it slows down the absorption of vitamins and minerals in your body. It’s also the root cause of a lot of digestive
problems out there. Including GERD, IBS, IBD, thyroid problems
and a lot of autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, for example. I told you I’m going to drop some knowledge
bombs on you here. Also, feedlot animals like cows and ducks,
for example, are fed grains and corn to fatten them up. What makes you any different? To sum things up, the idea of whole grain
goodness should be completely deleted from your vocabulary and your diet. It’s actually making you fat. Now what should you eat instead? Because this is a big one. How about cauliflower rice instead of brown
rice? Cauliflower has kind of become the new grain
of vegetables with the biggest caveat being that it has eight hundred percent fewer carbs
than regular rice. One more thing that I want to add. If you’re still against reducing grains from
your diet, is that for 99.99% of human population, human beings did not eat grains. And that statement alone should debunk the
myth that human beings need to eat grains to be healthy. Because modern agriculture, which is when
we started domesticating grains, only started about 10,000 years ago. Human beings, on the other hand, have been
around for over two and a half million years. The math is simple here. We simply did not evolve to eat grains. Our stomachs specifically, again, I’m talking
about the gut microbiome here, simply haven’t had enough time to evolve to process this
stuff. That’s why it causes so many digestive problems. I’ll make you a deal, OK. How about you stop eating grains completely
for 21 days? Just give it 21 days, three weeks. And then I want you to report back to me comment
below this video. And you’re going to be surprised how good
you’re going to feel, how much energy you’ll have. You’re gonna be less bloated. You’re gonna be less inflammed. And you’re gonna lose a lot of weight. You’re welcome. Number three, you’re eating too much snacks
like crackers. And this includes the low carb option. The biggest problem with crackers, even if
it’s low calories, as if that means anything, is it’s made out of highly refined grains,
highly refined white flour, which will then trigger a high insulin response because it’s
highly processed. And that’s going to cause a spike in blood
glucose when you eat it. And then a subsequent insulin response and
you should already know the drill if you’ve been following my channel and basically you’re
gonna be in fat storage mode. But maybe you already know that. But you’ve found a better alternative. You’ve found a better option. You’ve now opted for low carb options like
flaxseed crackers, also known as flackers. What a funny name. Yes, it’s kind of better. I’ll give you that. But that’s not the point. The point is it promotes snacking. Again, one of your main goals if you want
to lose weight is you want to moderate your insulin levels, but again, every time you
eat, you trigger an insulin response. So even if you’re eating these healthier snacks,
you’re still triggering an insulin response. And again, you’re blocking your body from
accessing your fat stores for energy. So is it really healthier? That’s why the first step that I get all my
students to take is to just start by eating three square meals. Delete your snacks. You want to eat to satiety in these three
square meals so that you don’t feel like you need to snack in between meals. Replacement? Nothing. Don’t snack. Use your own body fat for a snack. Number four, healthy smoothies and cold pressed
juice. This is another perfect example of right intention,
wrong execution move. So people justify drinking cold pressed juice
because A) it’s the trendiest thing right now and B) because they think that fruit is
healthy and it’s an easy way to get your fruit intake. And I would even highly question that statement
that fruit is healthy and we’ll get to that in a second. The problem is, if you take fruit in it’s
juice form, one key thing gets taken out and that’s fiber. Fiber slows down the absorption of the sugar
in fruit when you eat it. And if you drink it in it’s juice form that
gets taken away because the fiber is in the pulp. So you’re basically just drinking liquid sugar
with nothing to slow down the rate of absorption once it enters your body. It’s literally no different than drinking
a can of Coke. But at least people know that you shouldn’t
be drinking coke. But juice somehow gets a free pass because
it has natural sugars as if that means anything. Listen, sugar is sugar. And the other thing about juice is the serving
size. So some of these bottles, for example. It’ll say that it contains five oranges as
if that’s a good thing. Like who the hell eats five oranges in one
sitting? I hope you’re starting to see my point here. But let’s talk about smoothies real quick. A lot of these smoothie places or even those
pretty looking Acai bowls that are really popular right now, they use bananas for example,
to achieve that creamy texture. Since we’re in the topic of fruit and the
fact that a lot of people think that this stuff is healthy for you is that it contains
this again, “natural sugar” called fructose fruit and it’s something that only your
liver can process for energy. And it’s extremely lipogenic. Lipogenic means it’s fattening. Remember, our Paleolithic ancestors back then
ate fruit to fatten up for winter, which also meant that they only had access to fruit seasonally. But now you can get it all year round and
you can get it in its most concentrated fattening form in the form of juice. But it gets better. You then add the natural sweeteners that they
add to these monstrosities like honey, maple syrup, dates or even pure sugar, which increases
the sugar content of these monstrosities even more. I’ve seen juices, smoothies and Acai bowls
from some of these fancy smoothie places where the sugar content is anywhere between 50 to
100 grams of sugar. That’s 50 to 100 grams too many. Now, what should you replace it with? I don’t know, water? Number five, granola and instant oatmeal. Granola and instant oatmeal both get a health
halo for some reason as a healthy snack or a healthy breakfast. But there’s really nothing great about it. The base of granola is oats. It’s the scene with instant oatmeal. Duh. And that should immediately trigger some alarm
bells. If you’ve been paying attention to what I’ve
been saying in this video. Because Oats is a type of grain and you already
know how I feel about grains. And in order to make granola either as a granola
bar, it’s typically drowned in maple syrup, honey, or powdered sugar. It’s the same thing with instant oatmeal,
which are just ground up sweetened oats, which again gets quickly absorbed by your body because
it’s highly processed. Which causes a high blood sugar spike resulting
in a high insulin response. Again, that’s something that you don’t want
to happen if you’re trying to lose weight. OK. I’m gonna give you a bonus one that nobody
ever questions. But it’s an absolute killer when it comes
to your weight loss progress. Let’s talk about pre and post workout supplements. I’m talking about pre-workout BCAA, Gatorade,
and protein powders here. And I’m going to get a lot of hate from the
bro science community here, but I don’t care. You can voice your opinion in the comments
below. OK. Let’s talk about pre-workout BCAA and Gatorade. They’re all literally just sugar bombs. So people take pre-workout because of the
caffeine. The problem is it’s usually sweetened with
artificial sweeteners. See point number one to know why that’s no
good. How about just drinking coffee or green tea
if you want some caffeine. BCAA’s? Same thing. They’re sweetened with artificial sweeteners. Again, that’s no good. With Gatorade, you don’t ever have to drink
that stuff even if you’re an athlete. And people drink this stuff to replenish their
electrolytes. You know what else replenishes your electrolytes? I don’t know, salt? Now, let’s talk about protein powders real
quick, because everyone, including their dog, is told that they need to take this stuff
after their workout. Again, this falls in the right intention,
wrong execution category, because you’re told to take this stuff to build muscle, you need
to hit your daily protein target, which most likely means that you’re working out. So that’s awesome. It’s good that you’re working out. But here’s the thing. You actually need way less protein than what’s
being advertised out there. Even the conventional wisdom of eating your
body weight in pounds and then eat that in grams in protein. So for example, a 150 lb man should eat 150
grams of protein. That’s way too much. You actually only need 0.7 grams of protein
per pound of lean body mass. Not body weight. Lean body mass. And you get your lean body mass by subtracting
your body fat percentage. So you don’t actually need to ever supplement
with protein powders. And the other problem is protein also spikes
your insulin levels. But that gets extremely magnified when you
take protein powders because casein and whey, which is what’s in protein powders are extremely
insulinogenic. Insulinogenic means it’s highly insulin stimulating. And one last thing about protein, your body
can’t store protein. So your body then has to convert all that
extra protein into glucose through a process called Gluconeogenesis. And if you have a lot of glucose in your system,
it gets stored as body fat. If that’s breaking news to you. Well, now, you know, my general rule with
protein is this. Don’t drink your protein. Eat it. Like, what do you think is more satiating,
a piece of steak or a scoop of protein powder? You probably noticed that a lot of the foods
that I just mentioned in this video are highly processed. Remember, our Paleolithic ancestors did not
eat any of the foods that I just mentioned, and they were all naturally lean and strong
because you’ve got to remember. There are no bad foods only processed ones. And that’s the whole point of this video,
is that if you just eat whole, mostly unprocessed, single ingredients, nutrient dense foods,
you’re going to feel great, you’re going to be healthy. And it’s not a matter of if you’re gonna lose
weight, it’s only gonna be a matter of when. The next question then becomes, how are you
actually supposed to eat if you want to lose weight? Because here’s the thing, 80 percent of your
body composition is determined by your diet. You can’t just freestyle this part. Do you have a proven plan that you can follow? To help you with that. I want to give you a free copy of my lean
body blueprint. This is how I melted all the fat around my
stomach without depriving myself of my favorite foods or wasting hours at the gym. It’s a simple four step process specifically
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my private coaching clients, and they’ve all gone to see some amazing results. If you want to be the next success story,
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54 thoughts on “5 “HEALTHY” FOODS THAT MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT (You’re probably eating them!)

  1. 5 "HEALTHY" FOODS THAT ACTUALLY MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT. Let me know your thoughts below!
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  2. Can you please please make a video about bone broth? I saw a video a couple of weeks ago, you and your mom had it during a 7 day fast.

  3. I agree with everything except the excess protein being turned to sugar. I don’t supplement so that’s not my issue anyway. but studies show the body only uses gluconeogenesis when it’s in need of glucose and it’s depleted in a low carb state. It’s based on a need it doesn’t just do it for no reason. It’s always better to have excess protein than not enough

  4. WoW – I'm the artificial sweetener Queen! In my coffee, and diet drinks!! (However, I will say I drink diet drinks bc I hate the sugar lingering on my teeth, so never drank sugar drinks). This was eye-opening to me, because I've been doing this for eons!!! I guess bubbles are out, unless I want soda water??? GREAT INFO!!!

  5. When I see this, I don't know how i lost 47 lb in 8 months by eating 5 times a day including 4 portions of fruit ( including banana and dried grapes), 2 slice of grain bread, 1 or 2 protein bar (with sucralose) and protein powder and my shape is better than ever and i'm 49 haha. However I drink only water, no alcohol and I train 4x a week and move all day. Now I do intermittent fasting to decrease my % of fat and I like it. I stopped fruits except raspberry, stopped bread and protein bars.

  6. Carlo watch your back. The diet pop industry doesn’t mess around. Since 2008, the US military has killed over 2000 people with drone strikes. What do they have in common? They all refused to drink diet pop (and also preach death to west and yada yada yada).

  7. I dumped my protein powder after the previous video. Giant leap of faith because it was big bucks. Now I have a giant container to store the good stuff.

  8. Guy is on point with the diet coke.. 1000% saw this myself yesterday after not drinking diet coke for a few weeks

  9. Sleep deprivation is also the cause as to why we tend to think that we should eat more so we can gain energy.

    Specially if we are working in the middle of the night.

  10. 1. No 'Diet' drinks. Brain treats it as sugar.
    2. Whole grains anything (used to fatten up animals)
    3. Snaking on anything. Even healthy snacks
    4. Cold pressed juice. Fast sugar release. no fibre.
    5. Granola, instant oatmeal.
    6. Pre workout, Gateraid, BCA.
    7. Way to much protein. Especially protein powders. Magnified.
    All trigger Insulin responses.
    There's way better alternatives. Which most of the time is nothing or the paleo diet and paleo seasonal timings of supply.

    "They're is no bad foods. Only processed ones"

  11. Lmao I'll never stop eating bread! God ate bread! What makes me better than God to not eat what he gave me to eat lmao some people!

  12. 6:15 i’ll make YOU a deal; right now I’m on OMAD And I feel pretty good as it is so tell you what, if either I’m not losing weight or if I am but then I plateau I will cut back on grains and try your 21 day method you mentioned. I shall keep you posted on that!

  13. Omg Thanku My dad is Diebetic we brought protein powder and suddenly high level of sugar when he checked his glucose he drank even though it said 0 grams of sugar 🤷🏿‍♀️so Thanku !

  14. Awesome info! This is what my 10 and 9 year old will be watching today… educating our kids is the key to long health life style.

  15. Wow 😳 I’ve been fasting 16+ hours but still eating brown rice! I have fibromyalgia and IBS issues! I didn’t think brown rice was hurting me! But it makes since to me when you explained it! I am eat whole green veggie & lean meats! I will make sure to cut out the grains from my diet! I’ve cut out sugar except for one banana and few frozen berries in a coconut 🥥 and kale 🥬 smoothie to break the fast! You have been so helpful! I am 60 lbs over weight and I can weight to start see results and feeling better!

  16. Thank you so much for your effort and time making this videos! Filipina from Spain here 😉 Really helpful! I’m IF now.. it’s pretty difficult for me but watching your videos give me all the information I’d need and also give me the motivation to keep going! Thank you again!

  17. Hi. What's your recommendation if I just want to maintain my weight and not lose any? I lift weights and do IF

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