These 8 "Healthy" Foods are Making You Fat!

  • Published: 04 January 2018
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    Eating healthy is a requirement if you want to get ripped and lose body fat fast. The problem is, often times foods masquerade themselves as healthy when they are anything but. In this video, I show you how to spot the 8 biggest healthy foods making you fat. We call these trap foods because they sneak up on you when you least expect it.

    I don’t care how much you are training or working out, if you refuse to get your nutrition in check you will never look as lean as you should or could. Proper nutrition and good food choices are required to get ripped. What I hate however is when you are misled into thinking that certain foods should be in your diet because they are “healthy”. You blindly trust the guidance and then wind up frustrated when you aren’t seeing the results for your efforts. In order to fix this once and for all, you simply have to educate yourself about these traps so you can avoid them in favor of better choices.

    First up is guacamole. Recently, I did a video on how the healthy fats in avocado are great for your body. The problem is, people confuse healthy foods for lean foods. Packing a huge calorie wallop with every tablespoon, we tend to overlook the impact eating this food can quickly have on our waistline by eating almost 10-12 tablespoons per serving on average. Sure, healthy fats are healthy, but like anything else…eaten in excess you will quickly run into trouble with them.

    Low fat or lite versions of foods are often way worse than the full fat, regular versions. Beyond the fact that they usually just do a sugar for fat swap, you’re also getting a bunch of chemicals thrown in to these highly processed foods that you probably want to avoid all together.

    Now I know a lot of people like to have their morning glass of OJ or other fruit juice, but if you are looking to get ripped then you are far better off opting for water and getting your fruit in solid form. The amount of sugars packed into these “healthy” drinks is astounding. In fact, you are likely to find that a comparison between them and a glass of soda yield almost the same amount. Add in the fact that liquid calories are far too easy to consume (and don’t provide the fiber benefits of the solid forms) and you’ve got another reason to avoid these.

    Sushi is supposed to be a healthy food option that packs a protein punch in the process. Not so fast. In fact, with just a sliver of fish in every piece, you’re getting just 15% protein and instead packing in the starchy carbs with enough sticky rice to hold a small fort together! Add in the sodium IV drip you’re getting from your “low sodium” soy sauce and you’ve just made another perfect trap food. Opt for the sashimi instead and you’ll get what you thought you were getting when you iniitally decided on having sushi.

    There’s something about the word granola that just sounds so healthy. Maybe it’s that it sounds like the word grain? Whatever the case, you can’t ignore the fact that this is made up of calorically dense ingredients that just won’t play well in an attempt to lose fat. If you don’t make it yourself then you’re going to be guaranteeing yourself a ton of sugar and syrup as well, as both are needed to hold all of this “goodness” together.

    There are more trap foods not covered here in the description but you will find in this video. You want to be sure if you are not avoiding them all together that you are at least educated about their pitfalls so you can limit them in your diet when you are trying to get and stay lean. If you are looking for a complete meal plan to help you get ripped and stay ripped step by step, be sure to head to and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System.

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Comments • 5 632

    ATHLEAN-X™   11 months back

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  • Ericka R
    Ericka R  1 days back

    Wow!! Really learned some things from this video. Thanks

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan  3 days back

      Your trap foods are spot on ONLY ONE MAJOR EXCEPTION GUACAMOLE

      • Jonathan
        Jonathan  3 days back

        I admire your workout videos. But, thermodynamics is not governing our bodies. It’s biochemistry. Calories are not equal at all. Insulin and fat storage mechanisms are governed by biochemistry. Thermodynamics are a subcomponent of that,. Thermodynamics for mechanical based system will be 100% applicable. My friend stated oh it’s cold so you will burn more calories? No not necessarily, when cold are body lowers it’s metabolic rate that’s why when people eat the same diet they will gain weight during winter. So earring avocado, cheese and animals will not make fat. I am a nutritional biochemist who is qualified

        • Priyesh Bhagat
          Priyesh Bhagat  4 days back

          What about veggie sushi because I am vegetarian 🌱

          • Felix Karlsson
            Felix Karlsson  5 days back

            Guys it's easy to avoid these. Just avoid them and cry everytime you eat :(

            • Angelos Procopos
              Angelos Procopos  7 days back

              Thank you Athlean x

              • TylerFJ24
                TylerFJ24  7 days back

                OK.... Is there any food left to eat?

                • Wakingfromslumber
                  Wakingfromslumber  7 days back

                  It becomes a problem when you eat these frequently and in great quantity . Great to point out the misconception of guacamole here , so many people still believe that because it’s a healthy fat or plant based that they can eat a whole tub of it without any repercussions.....

                  • Scot-Free
                    Scot-Free  1 weeks back

                    What I've been learning from ATHLEAN-X is "Only what I take with me" to the Gym!!

                    • Leroy Slays
                      Leroy Slays  1 weeks back

                      That roast beef is

                      • Anti-Gazebos
                        Anti-Gazebos  1 weeks back

                        Oh thank God. he didn't say McDonalds

                        • Mariusz Pudzianowski
                          Mariusz Pudzianowski  1 weeks back

                          Hey Jeff, great video. Could you do another one on bicep foods now? My traps grew out of control since I started eating everything you mentioned in the video.

                          • B Q
                            B Q  1 weeks back

                            Yes, but how will this affect my GAINS?

                            • PenguinRL
                              PenguinRL  2 weeks back

                              Damn sushi hurt me man

                              • Abraham Lincoln
                                Abraham Lincoln  2 weeks back

                                1.9k dislikes courtesy of Dannon and Boar’s Head....

                                • Temporary Kinda
                                  Temporary Kinda  2 weeks back

                                  Shhiiit I ate 4 Greek Yogurts with Strawberry on the bottom

                                  • Ian Ballard
                                    Ian Ballard  2 weeks back

                                    I feel attacked.

                                    • Alex Baum
                                      Alex Baum  2 weeks back

                                      Fuck. I just had sushi. ....... Fuck.

                                      • Claudio Villavicencio
                                        Claudio Villavicencio  2 weeks back

                                        Peanut butter and jelly not on the list! I’m good!No whole milk either!

                                        • L'Orange Magnifique
                                          L'Orange Magnifique  2 weeks back

                                          I worked in a deli and can confirm that they do indeed bounce.

                                          • Jeet Kune Do Physiology&More

                                            I like your mindset on this...and I have not ate deli meats for about 8-9

                                            • Ohana Films
                                              Ohana Films  3 weeks back

                                              Everyone I know who has quickly-ish lost weight has done it with a combo of simple exercise and a smart vegetarian or vegan diet. Even our dog lost 15 lbs easily after we made half her diet vegetarian (which she loves). For me personally, I miss the taste of meat but ultimately I feel SO MUCH better without it in my diet. It's something to consider.

                                              • M M
                                                M M  3 weeks back

                                                baked beans and dry beans are like night and day

                                                • Hwoarang M.99
                                                  Hwoarang M.99  3 weeks back

                                                  How one woman discovered the female fat loss code missed by modern medicine and lost 84lbs by using 2 step ritual that 100% guarantees shocking daily weight loss

                                                  • Sarah Woosley
                                                    Sarah Woosley  3 weeks back

                                                    Does body armor help you in the long run

                                                    • my name is Jeff
                                                      my name is Jeff  3 weeks back

                                                      When im not doing something, that's amazing

                                                      And when I do it, that's crappy

                                                      • Matt Pawlowski
                                                        Matt Pawlowski  3 weeks back

                                                        Me: Yay, avocado isn't on this list.

                                                        Also me: Wait...

                                                        • Nihilist
                                                          Nihilist  3 weeks back

                                                          So pizza and hamburgers are ok? thanks....

                                                          • Patrick Turner
                                                            Patrick Turner  4 weeks back

                                                            Dude....I know you that allow taco-bell to put up an ad on your YouTube page.....

                                                            • shoegal623
                                                              shoegal623  4 weeks back

                                                              Ouch... I’ve been eating deli meat turkey and chicken thinking it was ok... tomorrow I’m going to change to real rotisserie chicken instead 💪🏼🙌🏼

                                                              • Drake Aamold
                                                                Drake Aamold  4 weeks back

                                                                God is good!

                                                                • Edward George
                                                                  Edward George  4 weeks back

                                                                  What if I use a healthy granola with flax? Like Kashi

                                                                  • awssumm videeohs
                                                                    awssumm videeohs  4 weeks back

                                                                    nice ass crack, bro

                                                                    • Andrea Ferro
                                                                      Andrea Ferro  4 weeks back

                                                                      1:26 "Science never changes" that's it, I'm done with this dumbass.

                                                                      • matt crichton
                                                                        matt crichton  4 weeks back

                                                                        How about yogurt w no sugar?

                                                                        • matt crichton
                                                                          matt crichton  4 weeks back

                                                                          Only Jessie gets to show off his huge guns?

                                                                          • Oh yeah123 yeah
                                                                            Oh yeah123 yeah  4 weeks back

                                                                            So basically, i can't eat anything

                                                                            • ASID Popzz
                                                                              ASID Popzz  4 weeks back

                                                                              Wth is a “high sugar”? I only know of brown sugar.

                                                                              • dart furry
                                                                                dart furry  4 weeks back

                                                                                what hell is going on with Jessie

                                                                                • California Dreaming
                                                                                  California Dreaming  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Who eats 10,000 calories in guac and chips nigga?

                                                                                  • uzielperez2002
                                                                                    uzielperez2002  4 weeks back

                                                                                    what about Lite lemonade which has very few calories?

                                                                                    • La Bella
                                                                                      La Bella  1 months back

                                                                                      Probably won't see this... But here I go anyway...
                                                                                      Fruit Juices.. I love fruit juice, but I love my fruit juice as a fruit.. sauce?? I don't know what to call it. Long story short, after juicing my fruits, I put all the pulp back in the juice. I like my juice chewy, lol. Even if I put veggies in my fruit juice, I also throw the pulp back in it. I'm also a sipper. So an 8 ounce cup of juice, I'm sipping on for an hour or more.
                                                                                      In other words, I'm getting all the fiber in the fruit, and I'm not tossing it back, so it fills me up, it also gives me mouth satisfaction, and I feel it's just as healthy as the whole fruit, though I have no evidence to it...
                                                                                      IS there a difference in having fruit juice with all the pulp put back into the juice, and having just the juice, with no pulp? As an aside, I don't drink store bought fruit juices, even those that are 100% juice. Orange juice in particular is horrible to contemplate after I learned how they make it, and how old that "fresh" orange juice is.

                                                                                      • Cody Fry
                                                                                        Cody Fry  1 months back

                                                                                        Humans are pretty much the only living creatures that drink their calories daily after infancy. I find that pretty darn interesting.

                                                                                        • Slinky TV
                                                                                          Slinky TV  1 months back

                                                                                          Sushi is disgusting, never had it, never will, it looks so damn stupid

                                                                                          • Daniel krome
                                                                                            Daniel krome  1 months back

                                                                                            ¿Are baked beans canned beans?

                                                                                            • Neil Parmar
                                                                                              Neil Parmar  1 months back

                                                                                              Makes a lot of sense when you seriously start looking at what you eating.

                                                                                              • Ayman Edilbi
                                                                                                Ayman Edilbi  1 months back

                                                                                                I really don’t know what to eat anymore 😔