Butter, ‘syns’ and Caramel Latte’s.

The world is confused and misinformation doesn’t help.

I was in a coffee shop this morning, and happened to overhear a conversation whilst in the queue.

A man and a woman were deciding what to order, and the female decided she was having some toast and a coffee.

👨🏼‍💼”Are you having butter?”
👩🏽‍🔧”Oh no! Butter is really bad for you, it’s full of bad fats”
👨🏼‍💼”No it’s not, it’s actually good for you”
👩🏽‍🔧”It’s not, have you any idea how many ‘syns’ that is?”
👨🏼‍💼”What coffee are you having?”
👩🏽‍🔧”Hmmm, I think I’ll have a caramel latte”

Now the problem here is that the woman clearly believed she was doing the right thing. She saw the coffee as just ‘a coffee’, yet the butter is pure evil. This is because has been told to believe that fats are bad calories.

What she probably doesn’t know is that a 15g packet of butter is around 100kcals, yes a medium caramel latte is around 250kcals.

Now this isn’t a massive amount of calories per se, but, if you’re a female on 1,500kcals per day, this innocent ‘coffee’ is. 1/6th of your daily intake!

What we must start to do is look beyond what the food is, and concentrate on what it contains.

Calories are the most important factor in weight gain or weight loss, and this is what we must focus on initially before we start to consider the macronutrients content i.e. Proteins, carbs and fact.

Studies show that people tend to overeat foods that they believe are healthy by around 30%. Now that is a big number!

So, who’s for coffee?