Why You Should Stop Eating “Healthy” Food

What up Zen Dude Nation. Today we’re going to talk about healthy versus unhealthy food. I get asked all the time Dan, should I be eating this? Dan is
this good for me? Dan is this gonna make me fat? Dan is this gonna make me ripped?
Dan is this gonna make me skinny? Who decides that food is healthy or unhealthy? Every
single food is either healthy or unhealthy depending on your body. Just
because a really good marketing department at a granola bar company puts healthy on the label does not mean that it’s gonna give you the body that you
want. It’s totally understandable to have these perceptions simply because we are
told this is good for you this is bad for you the whole way from when we’re born until we grow up. So if that’s not the most important thing then what do I need to
know so that I can have the body that I want? Are you getting the nutrients that
you need and by nutrients I mean fats carbs and proteins to either lose weight,
gain weight, build muscle whatever the case may be. Your body is
literally just a huge science equation that if given the right inputs you will
get X result. Let’s talk about nutrient dense foods and what I mean by nutrient
dense foods are foods that pack a lot of different nutrients that are needed for
fat loss and muscle growth but don’t have excess calories. Lean meats, chicken, ahi tuna, fruits, green vegetables asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oils
nuts, avocados. Real food. If you put in the right amounts of fats, carbs, and
proteins you are going to be able to get the body you want consistently over time.
Instead of focusing on healthy vs. unhealthy focus on eating nutrient-dense
foods. Comment below and let me know what foods are you eating that say they are
healthy and you don’t really know if they are or not.

7 Replies to “Why You Should Stop Eating “Healthy” Food”

  1. I agree with your comment that nutrient dense foods are the best way forward for a healthy lifestyle but would would suggest that you consider a plant based approach and skip the meat. Healthy not just for you but for our environment too!

  2. Hi guys. After I figured out my training schedule, to lose weight and gain muscles, my diet is green vegetables, steamed rice, lots of seafood, and almost every meal is with chilli pepper. Is that any good for anyones body? Thanks.

  3. Food does not build muscle exercise and resistance training does. Been eating plantbased 14 years and have had less than 10% body fat since i can remember. weighed 195 as my top by choice I'm now between 180-85 was too big for the clothes i needed to wear for work. studied nutrition with a natural doctor for 5-6 years and what i learned was so contrary to what people learn in standard programs. nutrition is a full spectrum vitamins, minerals, enzymes, carbohydrates, fat and protein. One issue causing most diseases and puts people in hospitals are excess protein, fats and sugars from animals mainly. except the sugar 🙂 Just wanted to put my two cents and hopefully contribute to the conversation. Best of luck and hope you include plants more 🙂

  4. Great video. To answer your question at the end of the video, for lunch, I never usually have the time to cook. So I reach for one of those lean cuisine frozen dinners because they help me keep my calories on check. They're quick and easy. However, many of my friends have been telling me that frozen dinners aren't healthy because they are processed and contain lots of sodium. I am aware of the sodium content. Some lean cuisine meals have lots of sugar and sodium but also lots of fiber and protein. I'm currently trying to lose fat and I don't know if I should keep eating these meals. They're delicious and all. Some people say as long as you are in some so called "calorie deficit" and others say "processed meals are bad and make it harder to lose fat" I eat plenty of other nutritious foods. I make sure I drink lots of water too. Would eating these meals once everyday be bad for my fat loss journey? I am not salt sensitive. And all the other foods I eat are all low in sodium.

  5. not every single kind of food is healthy or unhealthy, but some "natural organic food" is unhealthy, or healthy. it depends on what an individual needs, depends how processed, depends on the "inputs" indeed. you know nothing about nutrition – look up a book called "diet and nutrition, a holistic approach", and anything about food combining.

    NUTRIENT DENSE = HEALTHY for someone, but not necessarily YOU, as an individual

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