Live Lean Nation, most of us think eating fish is a great way to Live Lean. Yes, but not always. Here’s how eating fish can make you fat.
Here’s a little story.
The other day, as I’m walking to the squat rack, I hear someone yell in my direction…
Bro, I got question for ya’
I turn around and there’s James. But before I tell you what his question was, let me give you a little background on James.
James is the typical guy that every gym seems to have. He’s a talker, not a worker.
Here was his question…
Bro, I’ve been eating a lot fish lately but I notice I’ve been getting fat. I thought fish was healthy!
With a mysterious look I reply back…
You’re getting fat, from fish? Really? How are you cooking it?
James replies back with a surprised look on his face…
Oh it matters how it’s cooked bro? I don’t know how it’s cooked as they don’t let you back in the kitchen to watch.
Oh so you’re ordering it out a lot?
Yeah bro, everyday since I heard fish is good for you.
Oh it is good for you when it’s prepared properly. But it’s best when it’s grilled or baked. And then seasoned with spices and herbs rather than sauces. Is that how you’ve been ordering it from the waiter?
James laughs and says…
Nah bro. McDonald’s doesn’t have waiters.
Yeah bro, the filet-o-fish….
So I think you see where this story is going.
Just because it says fish, or chicken, or even in some cases vegetables, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
The way the food is prepared, plays a huge role in if it will bring your closer to or further away from your health goals.
In this case, deep frying anything will ruin all health benefits of the food and will quickly pack on the belly busting fat.
Same goes for the breaded frozen fish sticks and the deep fried fish cakes. The ingredients in the batter and the oils used in the frying are terrible for your health and waistline.
And even it the fish isn’t deep fried…
If it’s swimming in fattening and sugar bombed sauces, the added calories and the rush of the fat storing hormone insulin, will quickly pack on the fatty pounds.
You can ruin any super healthy food by the way it’s prepared or the ingredients that are added to it.
When preparing your own fish at home, or if you’re ordering out, always go for grilled or baked, NEVER deep fried.
And try to avoid battered versions unless the batter is made of healthy ingredients like coconut or nut based flours (or the very least oat based flour). White flour is not your guts friend.
It’s part of my Live Lean mission to educate, motivate, and inspire you to to take control back of your health by paying attention to these things. They may seem small in the beginning, but these daily checks, will add up to big time progress over the long-term.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.