It is possible to eat whatever you like and still lose weight, as long as you bear in mind the number of calories you consume in relation to the number you expend. Plus, it’s also worth thinking about whether a diet that consists only of junk food will meet your nutritional requirements, which it clearly will not. You may be able to reduce your portion sizes enough to consume fewer calories than your body burns, but you probably won’t be very healthy if you don’t eat a balanced diet.
Therefore, it is important to recognise that while you can eat whatever kind of food you desire, you should have a varied enough diet to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Although you might really love fast food and can’t seem to get enough chocolate, ice cream and cake you can’t realistically expect to be able to stuff yourself with all these goodies and lose weight. Even if you lead a really active lifestyle you would probably struggle to burn off all these calories.
Of course, you could work it out so that you keep to a calorie allowance that facilitates weight loss and only eat these kinds of food. However, you’d probably only be able to eat these kinds of food in smaller portions and because junk food is crammed full of sugar you will generally find that after the initial energy boost you get after eating, your energy levels will soon plummet. You will feel lethargic and hungry and will start craving more of the same sugary foods.
That doesn’t mean you can’t partake of chocolate, cake, ice cream or whatever else takes your fancy, but it does mean you should look upon these foods as treats rather than as a fundamental part of your diet. You can eat chocolate, but you have to ensure that you get the majority of your calories from healthier sources, so that you eat more fruit and vegetables, pasta and rice, than you do junk food.
All you have to do is leave a few calories spare every day so that you can enjoy a bar of chocolate or a slice of cake. You have to remember that portion sizes will affect your calorie intake and so you can’t sit down and eat a whole family sized bar of chocolate and expect to lose weight. However, if you’re sensible about eating the calorific foods you enjoy you should have no problem reaching your weight-loss goal.