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Fitness blogger zet iedereen aan het denken met haar onthullende vergelijkingen

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Bij de term ‘fitness blogger’ rennen wij normaliter met een sprint weg, maar de bio van Lucy Mountain’s Instagram zegt al genoeg: ‘no bs’. Oftewel, no bullshit. Yes ze schrijft over een hoop lifestyle dingen als bijvoorbeeld haar maandelijkse trips naar de kapper, maar ze gaat momenteel viral om heel iets anders.

Haar normale posts:

I get my hair done twice a year for two reasons:⠀ 1. Balayage colour is incredibly low maintenance⠀ 2. I spend all my money on card charges at my local newsagents.⠀ ⠀ So when @enasalon invited me for a cut and colour I was like an excitable puppy, as you can imagine. The entire experience from start to finish was incredible – the beautiful rooms, the muffin with my tea, the neck massage, the sustainable products, the lady with the actual excitable puppy next to me (who I can’t guarantee will be there if you visit.)⠀ ⠀ Thank you the absolute babe that is @gianna_poullou and the team at @enasalon for working your magic. It feels so much healthier and THICKER. You are a talented bunch 💇🏼 London ladies, I recommend.⠀ ⠀ Brb while I go continue to flick my hair and be extra.⠀ ⠀ #theFFF

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Ze plaatst namelijk ook regelmatig vergelijkingsfoto’s van etenswaren, waarbij je iedere keer even verbaasd van je stoel valt. Ze toont namelijk aan dat producten die -op het eerste oog-  bekend staan als ‘healthy’, vaak helemaal niet zo gezond zijn. Of in ieder geval, niet gezonder dan het ‘normale’ alternatief. Laat dit maar even aan je foodie vriendinnen zien:

Soreen vs. Fruit Cake 🍒⠀ ⠀ Another comparison 4 u fruitcakez. (Sorry, I’m feeling weird rn.)⠀ ⠀ As well as being the least favourite snack in your nan’s pantry, Soreen is a regular in the healthy snack isle and has been for years. But how does it actually compare to real life fruit cake? Spoiler: neither are ‘good’ or ‘bad’, they're just food 🙃.⠀ ⠀ Soreen is;⠀ – Slightly lower in calories⠀ – Slightly higher in protein⠀ – Slightly more fibre⠀ – Less sugar⠀ – Jaw ache.⠀ ⠀ Fruit Cake is;⠀ – Slightly higher in calories⠀ – Slightly lower in protein⠀ – Slight less fibre⠀ – Higher in sugar⠀ – Always people's choice of wedding cake and idk why.⠀ ⠀ In short; if weight management is your goal, there’s little difference between the two calorifically. However if you’re after some more nutritious, Soreen has less sugar, will be more filling and comes in those cute little snack packs (which is slightly more convenient than a 3 tier cake with a bride and groom on top lol.)⠀ ⠀ Just a little more food for thought to add to our 'Healthy Snack vs Naughty Treat' conversation. There's often not too much difference between the two when in moderation 🙌⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Soreen (per 2 slices – 43g)⠀ 133 kcals ⠀ 28.5g carbs⠀ 0.7g fat⠀ 3.1g protein⠀ 7.5g sugar⠀ 1.5g fibre⠀ ⠀ Tesco Fruit Cake (per 43g)⠀ 143 kcals⠀ 24.7g carbs⠀ 3.9g fat⠀ 2g protein⠀ 13.3g sugar⠀ 0.6g fibre⠀ ⠀ #theFFF @theFFFeed

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Weetabix vs. Protein Weetabix 🥄⠀ ⠀ I bloody love Weetabix but I’m calling BS on this for two reasons:⠀ ⠀ 1. There are 3.1 grams of protein difference between two normal Weetabix and two protein Weetabix. To put this into perspective, I aim to eat at least 100g per day. So the difference between the two types is just 3.1% max of my daily protein target lol 🙄 Of course, other’s will have lower requirements, but certainly not low enough for 3.1g to be a significant difference.⠀ ⠀ 2. They’ve literally slapped the word ‘Protein’ on it to sell more packs because it’s a buzzword. And the protein pack is 50p more expensive than the normal pack. So you’re paying a whole 50p for just 3.1g protein more per serving which is basically cray to me. (Gal be on a budget and ain’t got no time for such expenses.)⠀ ⠀ So to conclude:⠀ – If you want a high protein breakfast, maybe go for something else.⠀ – If you just bloody love a bitta Weetabix, ignore everything I’ve just said and go eat dat Weetabix.⠀ ⠀ (Alternatively, you could just pour 250ml of some skimmed milk over the normal, cheaper type for 13g protein per serving 🌝🌝🌝)⠀ ⠀ Okay bye.⠀ ⠀ P.s. Weetabix if you’re reading this I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. Love u still 💕 ⠀ #theFFF #theFFFeed @thefffeed – #fitness #fitspo #breakfast #cereal #healthy #comparison #foodie #lunch #kcal #kcals #calories #calorie #macro #iifym #health #transformation #yummy #protein

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Protein vs. Protein 💪 – I try to eat a high protein diet to support my training. There’s is still an archaic stereotype that you need to be eating chicken breast and drink liquid egg whites in order to do so (which of course ain’t true.) – I’m ALL about convenience so the new high protein yoghurt pouches from @thecollectiveuk are a dream. I know not all of you track your calories/macros but for those like myself that do – they’re less than 116 cals with 14g protein which is more protein than two eggs. (And they taste incredible 😍) – It’s just a really accessible way to get some protein in on the go that doesn’t require water and protein shaker that I’ll accidentally leave at the bottom of my bag for 3 days. Unwashed. I know you’ve been there. – Big yes to these from me. – P.s. This post is in collaboration with @thecollectiveuk. Please note I only collaborate with brands I genuinely use, trust and love. Hence why you’ll never catch me promoting detox teas or gummy bears for hair growth lol 🌝🌝🌝 – #ProYo #theFFF #spon

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Peanut butter on Toast vs Peanut Butter on Toast 🍞⠀ ⠀ Both are made from one slice of the same bread, both have a spread of the same peanut butter on top. However one side is roughly 150 calories more than to the other.⠀ ⠀ I bladdy love a bit of PB but it can be super easy to accidentally-on-purpose spread half a jar on a piece of toast lol (I’ve been there 🌝) Because nut butters are high fat, they tend to be high in calories. WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY FINE GUYS. It’s just something to bare in mind if weight-loss (or weight-gain) is your goal. Weighing out yo PB is a good method of managing this.⠀ ⠀ Left Slice:⠀ – 1 slice of Hovis Wholemeal Bread (88 kcal)⠀ – 15g Peanut Butter (94 kcal)⠀ ⠀ Right Slice:⠀ – 1 slice of Hovis Wholemeal Bread (88 kcal)⠀ – 40g Peanut Butter (250 kcal)⠀ ⠀ As you know from my recent posts, I’m about enjoying ALL ze food and there is nothing I cut out of my diet that I like the taste of – no matter my goal. Learning how to manage portion sizes has allowed me to achieve this! I hope this helps my fellow PB addicts out there. I got chu. 😏😏😏⠀ ⠀ #theFFF #theFFFeed @thefffeed

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Avocado Bagel vs Avocado Bagel 🥑⠀ ⠀ The one on the right is the kind you’d probably find at a trendy brunch spot. The one on the left is 300 calories less.⠀ ⠀ Both are very similar in volume and taste, but with a few little tweaks, the nutritional values are very different (see end of caption) 💪⠀ ⠀ Savoury breakfasts (like Instagram’s beloved avo-on-toast) typically use high fat ingredients. Which is of course fine, however such ingredients are generally higher in calories. (‘Healthy’ doesn’t always mean low calorie.) Things like avocado, feta, coconut oil, nuts and seeds are all considered pretty ‘healthy’ so it’s tempting to just pack them all in. ⠀ So if/when you’re trying to get a little leaner, being more mindful of what you order when out for brunch and portion control at home will help you on your way! 🙆⠀ ⠀ Remember, you don’t have to cut anything out your diet that you enjoy. Just knowing quantities and simple swaps will make all the difference, like I did here:⠀ ⠀ Left bagel:⠀ – Half an avocado⠀ – Plain bagel⠀ – 30g Cottage Cheese⠀ – 5g Toasted oats⠀ – 0.5 tbsp Lemon juice⠀ ⠀ Right bagel:⠀ – One whole avocado⠀ – Plain bagel⠀ – 30g Feta Cheese⠀ – 10g Toasted sesame seeds⠀ – 0.5 tbsp Coconut Oil⠀ ⠀ 💕🥑 #IDontEvenReallyLikeAvocado #YesISaidIt (s/o to @opedley for da inspo 💁) – #theFFF #theFFFeed @thefffeed

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‘Healthy Breakfast’ vs ‘Naughty Snack’ 🌝⠀ ⠀ I’ve been talking a lot about labels recently, and I thought this would be good example of what I’m talkin bout.⠀ ⠀ On the left is a pack of Belvita Breakfast biscuits, on the right we have 4 digestive biscuits. One is marketed as a ‘healthy breakfast’ and the other is seen as a ‘naughty snack.’⠀ ⠀ They’re practically the same calories and macros, with the digestive biscuits being a fraction higher in protein and lower in sugar than Belvitas 🙄.⠀ ⠀ Yes, Belvita has an extra few micronutrients but only the equivalent to approximately 150g of spinach lol. Which one would hope you’d get from the rest of your diet anyway.⠀ ⠀ So yeah in short, buy Belvita if you enjoy them and they’re working for you (#YouDoYou always 💕) but if you’re only buying them because they’re marketed as a ‘healthy’ breakfast, I’d argue you might find a better choice more suited to your goal.⠀ ⠀ (Digestives are also 60% cheaper #BargainLife)⠀ ⠀ #theFFF

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Spot the difference 🍽Both of these meals have the same amount of potato, tuna mayo and salad – but the plate on the right is 246 calories more than the left.⠀ ⠀ Firstly can I just say:⠀ 1. It is possible to be both aware of your calorie intake AND enjoy a varied balanced diet/happy relationship with food at the same time.⠀ 2. It is also possible to find calorie counting of any form tedious and negative. In which case, please ignore this post and keep on doing you 💕⠀ ⠀ Now let’s talk invisible calories. If you haven’t guessed, the 3 differences here are in the salad dressing, the oil used to bake the potato and the mayonnaise in the tuna. On the left I’ve opted for ‘lighter’ versions of each of these as opposed to the ‘normal’ option.⠀ ⠀ If your goal is weight-loss (and you are eating enough fat in the remainder of your meals for the day), making these kind of small tweaks can really go a long way. You’re still eating the same volume of food for fewer calories – and it practically tastes the same.⠀ ⠀ Equally if your goal is weight-gain, going for the higher calorie options will help increase your intake for the day if needed 💪⠀ ⠀ Left Plate:⠀ – 1 Potato⠀ – 100g Salad⠀ – 1 tin Tuna⠀ + 15ml Light Caesar Dressing⠀ + Frylight Spray⠀ + 1 tbsp Lighter Light Mayo⠀ ⠀ Right Plate:⠀ – 1 Potato⠀ – 100g Salad⠀ – 1 tin Tuna⠀ + 15ml Caesar Dressing⠀ + 0.5 tbsp Olive Oil⠀ + 1 tbsp Mayo⠀ ⠀ As always I’m not bashing ANY ingredients here, I don’t believe in labelling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. This is simply to show context 🙌⠀ ⠀ Okay bye 👋 #AnotherReallyShortCaptionForYou⠀ ⠀ #theFFF #theFFFeed – (p.s. JUST NOTICED – AS IF @theFFFeed IS AT ALMOST 1k FOLLOWERS IN LIKE 3 DAYS. 😅😅😅😅)

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