Are Secret Calories Making You Fat?

Secret calories – ooooh, it sounds exciting! It’s not. It’s really not. It’s essentially all the things that we put into our mouths without really thinking about it. Nick a chip from the kids’ dinner? Squodge of mayo that you don’t track? Yep – they’re secret calories. But don’t take my word for it – take this weirdo’s word for it:

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I'm Andrew Shanahan, I started MAN v FAT when I lost over 60lbs and realised that there was naff all help for men who wanted to lose weight.

From the forum

  1. Finishing off the kids’ meals. Oh yes. I’ve got some way more important food issues to deal with, but that’s a big ‘stealth’ issue for me.

  2. A big problem for me - even if it’s just a slice or 2 of that thin slices processed meat - but willpower must be strong now or I won’t get anywhere

  3. Goddamn secret calories.

    For me it is work cookies. The office I work in constantly receives gifts from clients…sometimes pretty amazing gifts. It is very easy to take a cookie or 48 in passing without really thinking about them that much. This is obviously a terrible idea. I have to stay very disciplined to remind myself that no matter how nice that cookie might be, I have larger goals. in mind.

  4. admin says:

    I’m lucky (?) because I work at home, but for me it’s all about hunger. If I’m hungry I’ll probably cave when someone offers me a snack. If I don’t feel hungry I can exercise my willpower to the max. Do you have good snacks at work?

  5. Are butter cookies good snacks? If so, yes.

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