Our last topic touched on how 'plants + protein' is a fantastic meal template at any time. It's important to know that you have a vast amount of choice here, there are so many different types of food products you can choose to make tasty meals you enjoy and help you reach your goals.
One of the keys to success long term will be variety, you don't want to be relying on the same meals every single day. This can be fine for a fat loss phase because it has an end date, but beyond that you'll need to keep things fresh.
Social media is awash with nutrition bollocks. There is a ridiculous amount of bad info floating around, and one of the worst takes is that you should 'avoid processed food'.
We couldn't feed the world without processed food. The terminology here matters a lot, and someone who says this either doesn't know enough about nutrition or they should go back and look at things again if they're a nutrition professional.
Food processing provides much of the world with affordable, nutrient dense food products. The affordable part is incredibly important, not everyone has the same amount of money to spend on food, and even if you do have plenty it's crucial to understand you do not need to be spending huge amounts of money on pretentious ingredients.
Things will become very clear once you watch this. Terminology matters. Processed food is great, it's ultra-processed food we need to keep tabs on. I hope you enjoy this and I hope it helps remove any fear you may have toward the term 'processed food'.