Mountain has two accounts: The Fashion Fitness Foodie and theFFFeed. TheFFFeed features food comparisons that are meant to encourage people to stop viewing foods as “healthy” or “unhealthy.” With them, Mountain proves that our idea of what makes a healthy snack is totally skewed — and that often junk food isn’t that much worse.
Keep scrolling to see some of Mountain’s photos and to read more about her approach to eating.
Mountain likes to show that foods that have been deemed “healthy” — like almonds— often have just as many calories as foods that have been deemed “unhealthy” — like candy.
She makes the point that while the “healthy” food typically has more micronutrients, it’s not about that or the number of calories.
It’s about eating what you want and what’s going to make you feel best.
Mountain doesn’t believe in restriction and she doesn’t think it’s necessary for maintaining a “healthy diet.” Instead, she believes in moderation.
“Moderation is key, and this will look different on different people depending on the person, their fitness goal, and their lifestyle,” Mountain said.
She makes the point that no one single food will cause weight gain. Instead, it’s an excess of calories from any type of food that can make this happen.
Mountain encourages her followers to look at the big picture. “Having a chocolate bar in a day of well balanced meals and adequate micronutrients doesn’t suddenly make it ‘unhealthy'” she said.
She’s all about enjoying the foods you eat; regardless of if your fitness goal is losing, maintaining, or gaining weight. She says she doesn’t consider any foods “treats.”
Mountain’s comparisons also show that small changes to a meal’s ingredients can make a big difference in calories.
The salad bowl on the right has Parmesan cheese instead of light cheese, sunflower seeds instead of toasted oats, croutons instead of sliced toast, and Caesar dressing instead of homemade dressing.