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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    ATHLEAN-X™   7 months back

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  • Romeo Rivera
    Romeo Rivera  6 hours back

    “The damn thing will probably bounce.”😂

    • Andrew Mangion R
      Andrew Mangion R  16 hours back

      Even bresoala in your opinion is a trap food? I know you mentioned but really see it as lean or Parma Ham?

      • Will4May
        Will4May  16 hours back

        The problem is that processed meat/foods are way cheaper than fresh, and last longer, most fruit and veg dont last a week, so the cost goes up, unless it's different in US than UK, I have a friend in Florida and cost of foods is a lot cheaper compared to here, and you get more for that price too, not an excuse just makes things harder, governments want to fight obesity but food taxes are not helping, in the UK they talking about ditching the sugar tax on fizzy drinks, theyve only had this tax about a year and already giving up.

        • Pumpkin Pie
          Pumpkin Pie  19 hours back

          Jesse is hilarious

          • Esai BlacKWolf
            Esai BlacKWolf  1 days back

            I was enjoying a delicious meal up intill 3:25 came in . Thank you fucker.meal spoiled

            • Johnlukeduncan
              Johnlukeduncan  1 days back

              ok, so peanut butter should be on here... and sushi shouldn't!!!

              • Myrmid0n_
                Myrmid0n_  2 days back

                7:48 ficken is actually german for fucking

                • wahid mehboob
                  wahid mehboob  2 days back

                  U don't have to worry about these foods if you fast

                  • Mario Acosta
                    Mario Acosta  3 days back

                    Sushi? What? 😭

                    • George Dicu
                      George Dicu  4 days back

                      thank you

                      • Erick Rosa
                        Erick Rosa  4 days back

                        I actually don't like avacado (maybe I need to add a table spoon), muffins, baked beans, I actually like yogurt but I eat Swiss cheese and drink milk, oat kill with random fruit (don't use kiwi horrible combo), I lowered my juice intake in general (I do blend my veggies and fruit to avoid spoilage, I add cranberry juice but I will stop it sense I find juice makes me nauseous and no I'm not diabetic), I stopped eating processed meat.

                        • Becky Saavedra
                          Becky Saavedra  5 days back

                          Jesse u are so hot and goofy my fave combo in a man don't ever change

                          • Jobin Higashikata
                            Jobin Higashikata  6 days back

                            Fake chicken: Ficken
                            Translate that from German to English.

                            • The Big Lebowski
                              The Big Lebowski  6 days back

                              Is NOBODY going to talk about that jesse is out of CONTROL in this one??

                              • Aleksandras Čupinas
                                Aleksandras Čupinas  6 days back

                                he didnt metioned pica pigs belly buton thats means you can eat them

                                • Gustavo Gontijo
                                  Gustavo Gontijo  6 days back

                                  hahahahha you guys are awesome!

                                  • Ronin
                                    Ronin  6 days back

                                    ice cream not on the list. Good to go.

                                    • D Lish
                                      D Lish  7 days back

                                      Well I'm a woman and I'm trying to bulk and eat as much calories as possible so guacamole would be perfect for me. 10,000 calories sounds perfect.

                                    • Davion Marin
                                      Davion Marin  7 days back

                                      Fake chicken or *FUCK* as I call it

                                      • Stahlgewitter
                                        Stahlgewitter  1 weeks back

                                        "Ficken." He just said the f-word in Deutsch. hehehe

                                        • Daily DeathDose
                                          Daily DeathDose  1 weeks back

                                          Thanks Jeff you’re my hero bro! I’m a fan of pineapple juice and I already knew it’s super loaded with empty calories and carbs without any real benefits while I kept it in extreme moderation it’s bye bye altogether for it now. You crossed the line when you said sushi though, man! All joking aside thank you! I didn’t realize how fattening sushi is yet another small sacrifice but completely worth it in the long run! And finally thank you for the avocado info. I love the good fats but I didn’t realize how small the portioning needs to be to actually be beneficial. You’re my waistline’s savior! Less time on the treadmills and stair climbers means more lift time! Can’t thank you enough! Jessie you’re my hero too bro! Awesome job with your amazing gains! I love your hilarious antics and skits. Keep up the good work bros!! Athlean-X 4 life!!!

                                          • Sopeuwu Babies
                                            Sopeuwu Babies  1 weeks back

                                            FUCK NO NOT SUSHI

                                            • Gregg St.Clair
                                              Gregg St.Clair  1 weeks back

                                              Did you say science never changes?

                                              • Manuel Torres
                                                Manuel Torres  1 weeks back

                                                Ppl getting mad cause somebody told them "stop eating processed food, it's unhealty". LOL! 🤣

                                                • John Gilligan
                                                  John Gilligan  1 weeks back

                                                  Would chocolate chip buns home made have the same effect as processed chocolate chip buns

                                                  • Yair Bardea
                                                    Yair Bardea  1 weeks back

                                                    Also'it was an amazing helpful video ,food for thought (and for avoid). keep creating great content ! (ficken, I'm adopting this...

                                                    • Yair Bardea
                                                      Yair Bardea  1 weeks back

                                                      Jessie you're a very talented guy!

                                                      • Silvia Hernandez
                                                        Silvia Hernandez  1 weeks back

                                                        Hes so funny swipping the pics on the screen

                                                        • BrightEyes
                                                          BrightEyes  1 weeks back

                                                          Star Wars forever man

                                                          • Haven Brush
                                                            Haven Brush  1 weeks back

                                                            Used to work in a deli, can confirm deli chicken "breasts" do bounce.

                                                            • Justin Williams
                                                              Justin Williams  1 weeks back

                                                              Honestly, if your doing cardio with your workout, these small details are pointless.

                                                              • zedooncadhz
                                                                zedooncadhz  1 weeks back

                                                                Here's an even better tip that eating beef for protein.... Eat red lentils! Beef has 21% protein, red lentils have 26%!
                                                                Why do Americans call animals "protein" then? What do cows eat to get so big and muscular? You're all lied to by a big industry that treats animals like packs of protein on a shelf. It's really unpleasant when you think about it

                                                                • zedooncadhz
                                                                  zedooncadhz  1 weeks back

                                                                  I knew about Granola. I think it's an obvious one. About 9 years ago i started to look at the sugar in boxes and it was about A THIRD of the net weight of the fucking cereal that was SUGAR. Fucking outrageous.
                                                                  Why would you not do the same thing and check the sugar in your box cereal just because it says it's granola? Just look at the information label people. Look at the 100g weight and see what % is made of what. Carbs and "carbs that sugar" = sugar.
                                                                  All processed cereal is coated in tonnes of sugar - just get plain rolled oats and add your own healthy honey and banana :) Au Natural? Au LALA!

                                                                  • zedooncadhz
                                                                    zedooncadhz  1 weeks back

                                                                    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT BAKED BEANS! YOU ANIMAL! YOU BASTARD! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY LIFE???

                                                                    • zedooncadhz
                                                                      zedooncadhz  1 weeks back

                                                                      I'm not sure you can apply the law of thermodynamics as your body isnt an isolated system - you poop.
                                                                      There's no way to say how much of the food you put in was metabolised.
                                                                      Although the argument would be that your body is designed to capitalise on any food you put in so yeah you are likely right about the calories

                                                                      • Fatal Exception
                                                                        Fatal Exception  1 weeks back

                                                                        I had already stopped eating food prior to this video anyway - after i discovered that bringing food to my mouth was causing internal rotation in my shoulders.

                                                                        • W Latif
                                                                          W Latif  1 weeks back

                                                                          Can these trainers stop referencing the Laws of Thermodynamics. They refer to a closed system which the human body definitely is not.

                                                                          • Matt Tait
                                                                            Matt Tait  2 weeks back

                                                                            Lil bummed about the deli meats

                                                                            • özgür karakelle
                                                                              özgür karakelle  2 weeks back

                                                                              Who is watching for to gain weight like me?!?!

                                                                              • mom spaghetti
                                                                                mom spaghetti  2 weeks back

                                                                                yogurt: exists

                                                                                Jeff: *im about to end this whole mans career*

                                                                                • Andu Dan
                                                                                  Andu Dan  2 weeks back

                                                                                  This guy is beginning to get on my nerves. He looks like a sick man who draws all his nutrients through a transfusion tube! Next thing you know, he'll be casting dressed like a hermit, on top of a mountain!

                                                                                  • WeaselBeeH
                                                                                    WeaselBeeH  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Fake Chicken = Ficken

                                                                                    Ficken means 'to fuck' in German

                                                                                    • KanaC -
                                                                                      KanaC -  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Nooooooooooo!!! Not the sushi!

                                                                                      • arandomdude
                                                                                        arandomdude  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I take what I need from these. I realize this is hardcore veins in your stomach type stuff. I’m happy with an definition and eat all of these foods. I’m sure if I stopped it would go to that next level. I just don’t mind this because as far as health I’m optimal, that’s more cosmetic.

                                                                                        Edit: I did cut my relationship with fruit juice though. Used to drink a ton of it.

                                                                                        • nrslizzi81
                                                                                          nrslizzi81  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Jesse is my spirit animal

                                                                                          • Doğa Doğu
                                                                                            Doğa Doğu  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Umm, "ficken" literally means "fucking" in German :)

                                                                                            • mlayne130
                                                                                              mlayne130  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Thank God donuts weren’t on the list.. my mom told me that donuts will make me fat but since they weren’t on the list, I’m just gonna keep eating 12 a day