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Fit Life with Stephen Cabral
by Stephen Cabral, Fitness Professional

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Sometimes you just have to call it like it is…

If I hear one more person use the excuse, "but the package said it was only 100 calories" I may lose my sanity.

100 calorie "snack packs" became popular a few years back when the low calorie, low fat craze came into popularity.

Basically, food manufacturers market their junk food (disguised as health food), by labeling the package "Just 100 Calories!"

I think they expect us all to stand up and shout, “Wow, now I can eat mini muffins, pretzels, bagel crisps, sugar coated almonds, and other processed junk since it's only 100 calories!"

The sad part is food marketers have fooled many people into believing it's okay to eat what I call "100-Calorie Crap Packs," since it's just a small portion size…

The truth is that these “small portions" still contain over 20 grams of highly processed starches that raise inflammation in your body while decreasing your health and blunting your weight loss efforts.

Did you know this processed flour actually strips your body of vital minerals needed for every cellular energy function in your body?

Do you really want to sacrifice your health & fat loss efforts by eating snacks that come from genetically modified corn or wheat based products?

And do you want your family eating that "crap" either?

The big takeaway today is that just because it's only 100 calories doesn’t make it good for you... or even okay to eat at all.

And, just because sneaky food manufacturers remove the fat so they can call it "low fat" doesn't make it good for you either since they're just trading fat for inflammatory, high-glycemic carbohydrates.


In general I recommend my online and studio clients to "Just Say NO to Snack (Crap) Packs."

It’s a safe and healthy philosophy to live by ; )

Also, if you haven't seen my free short video on how to lose 5 pounds in 7 days (naturally) by eliminating certain foods just click the link below:

Click here for my free short video on How Lose 5 Pounds in Less than a Week!

Committed to your success,

Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Fatlossity, Lose5in7 Weight Loss System
Health Consultant for MTV, Men’s Health, NutritionData, Diet.com, MAXIM, Gather, SELF

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