Did your nan ever tell you, “only two biscuits or you’ll gain weight”?
Well, my nan did. Gaining weight has always been a concern of mine and almost ruined my relationship with food. But I didn’t let it.
In fact, it began a simple rule that I follow to this day. This rule means I can have my sweet treats and still achieve my weight loss goal.
No restrictions, no fads, just a method that worked for me, that may work for you too. I call it, The Biscuit Theory.
Do you know the good old scotch finger biscuit? *mouth drooling*
Well, it’s a cheeky 227 calories for a pair… yikes! Now, let’s take Arnott’s boring cousin, “Milk Coffee.”
This little old friend is only 36 calories per piece. So let’s do the math. Would you prefer 2 biscuits or 6? “Hmm, I'll take my six, thanks.”
You can still satisfy your cravings; you just need to know what to eat.
It’s all about the math. Sometimes knowing the calorie value of food means that you can make a better judgment of what will help keep you on track.
I've lost count of the times I start devouring something only to find out that the calories are through the roof!
You don't want to be that person who thinks they’re "healthy" and then finds out they'd be better off eating a Big Mac.
The worse part is, majority of the time your cravings haven’t been fully satisfied so you're left wanting more.
The smarter option is to know the calorie value BEFORE devouring. You can make a more calculated decision, better adhere to your fitness goals, and maybe even eat something tastier.
As a long time biscuit lover, this theory has helped me through countless stages of my health and fitness journey. I have still enjoyed biscuits in my preps for photoshoots, getting as low as 15.5% body fat.
It’s all about finding what works for you and being able to sustain the day to day choices. Remember, every small decision contributes to the weekly, monthly, and yearly growth to come.
As long-term adherence, even if it’s the small stuff like swapping out one biscuit for another, it all adds up.