These 8 “Healthy” Foods are Making You Fat!

JEFF: What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, Today we’re going to go over those foods that
you think are healthy, that I will show you today are actually making you fat. We call them ‘trap foods’. Jesse, could you get through one video without
your infatuation for Star Wars showing itself? JESSE: Absolutely not. [Chewbacca sound] JEFF: You’re going to be seeing more of him
in this video, but we’re going to go through, one by one, eight of these ‘trap foods’ here. So hopefully, you’re better educated as to
why you need to avoid them once, and for all. So let’s talk about one that I actually picked
on in a recent video, in a different form, as an avocado. Now here, in all this glory, is guacamole. Look guys, there’s nobody that realizes the
benefits of healthy fats more than me, and knows that guacamole is a great source of
that. However, whoever stopped at a TBSP of guacamole? Because that has 40 calories in it. But what we do is, of course, we go overboard,
and the average American eats 10 to 12 TBS of guacamole every time they eat it. Not to mention the fact that they’re usually
scooping it all up with all these chips over here. Before you start telling me “Jeff, you’re
off base because this food, these healthy fats, they don’t spike insulin. So they can’t make you fat.” Tell that to the person that just consumed
10,000 calories today in fat. It goes back to the law of thermodynamics,
guys. Science never changes, despite the fact of
what your Palmetto Article just told you. Guys, if you’ve ever had a sudden craving
for a certain food – I’m talking about the real version of it. THE real chocolate chip cookie, or THE blueberry
muffin, or even THE potato chips. Don’t worry. You can satisfy that craving without the guilt
that comes from these chemically engineered, over processed, carcinogenic, additive rich,
light, reduced fat versions. Which, by the way, usually have almost 80%
of the calories of the original. Better yet, why don’t you just skip it altogether
and opt for a better food choice than either of these? At the same time you’ll erase all those chemical
question marks that usually come from having these light versions. Okay, this next one pains me to say it because
this was one of my all-time favorite foods growing up. But you’re going to figure out why, fast. That is: baked beans. You’re probably saying “I thought baked beans
were healthy.” There are a lot of great beans. You’ve got navy beans, pinto beans, lima beans,
black beans, jelly beans – oh, wait. That’s jelly- JESSE: I love jelly beans! JEFF: That’s Jesse’s favorite. Jelly beans? Stay away from the jelly beans, but the beans
themselves are a great source of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber; they’ve got
all the makings of something good. However, we screw it up in the preparation. Anyone that’s ever had refried beans can tell
you that right away, but baked beans is no less of a problem because of all the sugar
there is in a single serving here. If you have a cup of baked beans you’re looking
at 26g of sugar. Almost as much as in a can of soda. So now you see why I love these things so
much, and if you are too, you’ve got to do something about it. You’ve probably got to switch to one of those
plain versions, prepared a lot more simply if you want to watch your waistline in the
process. All right, what could be more wholesome than
a cup of yogurt, with some nice, fresh fruit at the bottom? Unfortunately, a whole hell of a lot of things. You see, this right here is my number one
trap food because it just seems so darn healthy, and a lot of us fall for it. The problem is this: this fruit can be found
bathing in the bottom of your cup of calories in a special mixture of corn syrup, sugar,
and, oh yeah; maybe just a little bit of actual fruit juice. You could opt to eat just the top part if
you want, but why bother in the first place? Just buy some unsweetened yogurt and put in
your own – holy cow – fresh fruit at the bottom. I know it’s a novel concept, but the fact
is, it’s a lot better way to protect your waistline in the long run. I don’t know what it is about the word ‘granola’,
but it even sounds healthy. It sounds like ‘grains’, for crying out loud. But this is probably the biggest breakfast
sin you’re making because of all the high sugars that are being thrown into this, just
to hold all that together. Now you might be arguing “I make it on my
own, so I don’t have all that sugar”. It doesn’t matter, guys. This, by no means, is a low calorie choice
and if you’re trying to lose weight, you’re not going low calorie here. If you’ve got coconut, you’ve got nuts, you’ve
got the oils in there, you’ve got raisins; all these things are not going – they’re
very calorie dense foods. So what I’m going to tell you instead is to
opt for oatmeal, and instead, take a little bit of this granola and sprinkle it on the
top, just for flavor. It’s going to give you a much smarter option
here for breakfast, and it’s going to help you in the long run for keeping that weight
down. All right. So you’re going to dine in light tonight? Do me a favor and stay away from these carb-loaded,
pseudo protein belly bombs, better known as sushi. You see, with just a sliver of actual fish
in here – we’re talking about only 15% of the total calories coming in the form of protein
– and more sticky rice than you can actually deal with – you can build a small hut with
one, for crying out loud. The fact of the matter is, they’re so easily
eaten, and a single roll can have up to 500 calories, just for a 6 piece roll. Tell me how many guys limit themselves to
just six pieces. Throw in the added sodium IV drip that you’re
getting from that low-salt soy sauce and your healthy meal just made a Big Mac look likes
beans and sprouts. Okay, if you’re still attached to your fruit
juice, maybe even drinking it from a sippy cup – I’m not going to judge you. But I am going to recommend that you cut back
because what you’re doing to your blood sugar and insulin levels is pretty much putting
them on the same ride as, let’s say, the stock market, with all the spikes and crashes. The big problem here is that they’re liquid
calories. They’re far too easy to consume them. You just take a sip, put it down, put it back,
and put it down; it’s too damn easy. But what you want to do is actually try to
start getting that from fruit itself. The actual consumption of the fruit in solid
form makes you, number one, more aware of the food that you’re eating; and number two,
it actually brings along some of that healthy fiber that you’re missing out on by relying
on the juice. Before you even question how bad these actually
are for you, just do me one favor. Go and compare a bottle of grape juice, and
a bottle of soda. You’ll probably be surprised that they’re
a lot more similar than you thought. All right, this next one is near, and dear
to me because I made this mistake, and hopefully I’m going to help you avoid it now, too. Deli meats; avoid them at all costs. You see, when I first started training I wanted
to get more protein in my diet. So I ran to the local deli and started ordering
my roast beef, my turkey, and my chicken. The thing is, I didn’t realize I was also
getting, with these, a lot of additives, fillers, chemicals, and sodium. I probably should have clued in when I was
looking at that perfectly round chicken breast. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those
in real life. So you have to realize, guys, that when they
make these things they compile them, and they mix them all up, and they form them into these
little balls full of all those things I just told you about. If you probably dropped one, the damned thing
would probably bounce. So what I’m going to recommend instead is
to avoid this fake chicken – or ‘ficken’, as I call it – and opt for the real deal. Go get real chicken breast. Go get real turkey breast. If you don’t have the time to make it yourself
– I already made a video on this great way that you could actually go to the catering
counter at your local grocery store, and order all this in bulk. Then you have it, you can freeze it, and you
can use it as you go. But do me a favor and avoid the deli meats. Opt for the real deal instead. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! So there you have it, guys. There are the eight trip foods that are no
longer going to trip you up because you know better. If you’re looking for a plan that lays out
all the things that you should be eating, I’ve already done that for you guys. As a coach I want to take the responsibility
to not only show you the right workouts, but how to eat because we know how the two go
hand in hand. They’re all available over at,
in a step by step plan. If you’re looking to join Team ATHLEAN there’s
no better time than now, guys. I’ll see you over there. In the meantime, if you’ve found this video
helpful leave your comments and thumbs up below. Let me know what you want me to cove r in
a future video and I’ll do my best to do that for you. All right, guys. See you soon.

100 thoughts on “These 8 “Healthy” Foods are Making You Fat!

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  2. Thanks Jeff you’re my hero bro! I’m a fan of pineapple juice and I already knew it’s super loaded with empty calories and carbs without any real benefits while I kept it in extreme moderation it’s bye bye altogether for it now. You crossed the line when you said sushi though, man! All joking aside thank you! I didn’t realize how fattening sushi is yet another small sacrifice but completely worth it in the long run! And finally thank you for the avocado info. I love the good fats but I didn’t realize how small the portioning needs to be to actually be beneficial. You’re my waistline’s savior! Less time on the treadmills and stair climbers means more lift time! Can’t thank you enough! Jessie you’re my hero too bro! Awesome job with your amazing gains! I love your hilarious antics and skits. Keep up the good work bros!! Athlean-X 4 life!!!

  3. Well I'm a woman and I'm trying to bulk and eat as much calories as possible so guacamole would be perfect for me. 10,000 calories sounds perfect.

  4. I actually don't like avacado (maybe I need to add a table spoon), muffins, baked beans, I actually like yogurt but I eat Swiss cheese and drink milk, oat kill with random fruit (don't use kiwi horrible combo), I lowered my juice intake in general (I do blend my veggies and fruit to avoid spoilage, I add cranberry juice but I will stop it sense I find juice makes me nauseous and no I'm not diabetic), I stopped eating processed meat.

  5. The problem is that processed meat/foods are way cheaper than fresh, and last longer, most fruit and veg dont last a week, so the cost goes up, unless it's different in US than UK, I have a friend in Florida and cost of foods is a lot cheaper compared to here, and you get more for that price too, not an excuse just makes things harder, governments want to fight obesity but food taxes are not helping, in the UK they talking about ditching the sugar tax on fizzy drinks, theyve only had this tax about a year and already giving up.

  6. Even bresoala in your opinion is a trap food? I know you mentioned but really see it as lean or Parma Ham?

  7. He didn't have a food to supplement for the muffins. You guys have any suggestions? I usually bring one as a snack for work on the weekdays so a substitute would be nice.

  8. So… most of these foods are actually fine to eat in moderation or without the typical additives they come with. K. Thanks for pointing out what everyone should already knows lol.

  9. I mean… Jesse just looks like a typical skinny as shit cross country runner… a walking toned twig. Put some mass on that guy already man. Come on Jeff you doing that man a disservice.

  10. I am pass..i am nutrition controlled 😍😍peanut butter and honey in wholewheat is not one of them.. guys i am addicted to it..
    Thx a lot

  11. I have to say, every time I watch American coaches talk food on YouTube or spend time with American friends or family, I’m struck by how much unhealthy and manufactured food is consumed there.

    In the UK and even more so my adopted home of Thailand, food is still food.

    Meat is just meat, oil is just oil and veggies just veg.

    Other than ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise and homemade sauces; condiments are an occasional addition and then, only with certain food.

    But whenever I hear Americans talking about food or look online for nutrition information, it’s always a branded product.

    Processed in a factory, given a snazzy name or smothered in some unholy condiments.

    In Thailand and Britain chicken is just good old chicken. Turkey is just turkey (we don’t eat much turkey) and eggs are just things chickens shit out and are good eating.

    But Americans eat “Purdue” Chicken, chicken “tenders”, turkey “broilers”, egg “beaters” (whatever happened to legs and thighs and…well…eggs?), the cooking oil always comes in a spray can like paint and everything is smothered in Kraft ranch dressing 😂😂😂

    Last time I went down to the island with my American friends they bought a suitcase full of Mexican food, Golden Grahams, Kool Aid and Tropicana orange juice.

    The Tropicana was the healthiest bit. They lived off Golden Grahams, guacamole and other Mexican dishes smothered in supermarket cheddar, washed down with Kool Aid.

    We even bought some amazing Italian pizza from in town and they ate it with ranch dressing 😂😂😂😂

    American food culture is bonkers!

  12. Well most of the food on that list is healthy but quantity matters… Which isn't a surprise to be honest…

  13. Son of a B!
    not sushi! Please. Please let me keep my sushi… damn…. ok. I'll start eating sashimi ….

  14. Can I consider deli meat a stepping stone towards fresh cooked chicken or turkey? Meaning, instead of having that burger and fries, make a deli meat wrap with lettuce and tomato with no mayo? I guess I'm asking how bad those deli meats are compared to other choices people make for lunch?

  15. Most of these aren’t unhealthy, everything is about moderation, portion sizes(why they literally tell you the serving size on the back of every food packaging) and common sense. Ya if you eat any of too much of these obviously it’s not going to get you the results you want, but calling them trap foods and saying don’t eat them at all is just inaccurate. I know guys as shredded if not more so than you, who eat much worse. Again it’s all about moderation and educating yourself.

  16. If I have to choose between 100g of Guacamole with a big cucumber or a bowl of sugarfree oatmeel 100g, which one should I eat? Guacamole has healty fats but a lot of it, Oatmeel has more carbohydrates. Thanks

  17. Informative and comical 😂
    Not sure if you have but can you cover one on “weighing food” Is it worth it? I find it to be way too time consuming

  18. What about juicing your own fruit and vegetables, I do this a couple of times a week and add it to my diet, which is mostly vegitarian not 100% of the time yet, but I'm working on it, I work out 3 to 4 times a week, feeling good. Would appreciate your response, like your videos, thanks.

  19. Thanks for pointing out the pot holes, it would be nice to hear alternatives in all of these …not just 1 or 2..

  20. In Italy we have an advantage: we are not familiar with all the shit you showed as typical on the American tables!

  21. Is rotisserie chicken bad for you? I want to eat better but I have no idea how to start, or what to eat besides fucking salad, which gets old quickly

  22. * 8 TRAP FOODS * 🤯

    5. GRANOLA
    6. SUSHI

  23. You want me to give up my guac, Jeff? You`re killing me, my mexican ancestors would curse my soul. But I`ll try.

  24. I’m sorry Jeff if this was your idea, but the things that Jesse did in this video just made me absolutely hate him.

  25. I always knew baked beans were bad for me, it's one of the only items in my cupboard I have never checked the sugar content of because I didn't want to be shocked.. well thank you athlean for ruining my staple fucking food since childhood, nice one.

  26. First time my wife has watched one of your videos (shes Filipino). She was good up until you said sushi aaaaand she lost it. I've been watching you for years and have lost quite a bit of weight. Thanks for the help and keep 'em coming.

  27. Surely most of us who’ve done any type of research on this subject have pretty good “trap food radars?”
    The only one that would have caught me out here was granola.
    Thanks Jeff, informative as ever.

  28. Crap. After watching this video I don’t know what to eat anymore. Piece a 💩 athlean x website keep saying my email is incorrect. I used all 3 emails i have what a waste.

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