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📸 @syattfitness – 🦄To the Dementors among us ready to dumpster dive into the comments before reading the caption, I'm NOT saying these foods are unhealthy or inherently bad for you. Nor am I saying u can't eat them. What I am saying – all I am saying – is these foods are often marketed as healthy snacks when, in reality, they’re very high calorie, lacking in nutrients, & often make u hungrier than u were before. They’re totally fine to include within your diet, but they should not make up a major portion of it, and they should not be considered a “health food.”

️I’m not a fan of calling foods "healthy" or "unhealthy" because, candidly, whatever constitutes "healthy" is dependent on your lifestyle as a whole – not just a single food u eat at one point in time. Too much or too little of anything (water included) isn't good for u. And just like no one ever got fat from eating a doughnut, no one ever got skinny from eating one salad. "Healthy" is your lifestyle as a whole – not one food in isolation.

🦄That said, there are some foods marketed as "health foods" that are very misleading. Not because they can’t can't be eaten as part of a healthy diet – they can – but because they aren't as "healthy" as marketers want u to believe.

️Dried fruit, for example, is wicked high calorie relative to whole fruit, stacked with sugar, & stripped of the fiber. It’s glorified candy. Again, not that they’re inherently bad for u. But they aren't the best things to center your diet around.

🦄Same goes for commercial fruit juices/smoothies, granola, and kale chips. They use something called the "health halo" to make u think they're healthy by emphasizing words and phrases like “all natural” & “real ingredients” & blah blah blah. But they’re really glorified chips & cereal & sugary drinks, still loaded with calories & often leaving u hungrier & craving more rather than filling u up.

️One more time for the Dementors among us, I'm NOT saying these foods are inherently bad for u. Nor am I saying u can't eat them. What I am saying is these foods are often marketed as healthy when, in reality, they’re just glorified, high calories low nutrient snack foods.
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