Stop Counting Calories

  • They say that a calorie is a calorie.
  • They say that to lose weight, you need to reduce your calories.
  • They say that a calorie of a delicious, yet tiny cheese-burger is equal to a calorie of blueberries or filet mignon or butter or…..

They are WRONG.

They are wrong, because at a very basic level, your body is a collection of billions of individual cells working together to keep their world (that world is you) running in tip-top shape. And at that very basic level, whatever you choose to eat and drink has a profound impact upon the health of those cells.

And when you eat or drink foods that do not provide the nutrients that those cells need, they complain. They complain to the cells in charge of making you hungry.

And at first, those cells in charge of making you hungry ignore the complaints of those nutrient-deficient cells. But, as time goes by and more and more cells show up to complain about the Slurpees and pizza slices that you keep feeding them, the “make you hungry” cells get off their butts and get to work.

And, when they are motivated, those cells are very, very good at their jobs. And when they are very, very good at their jobs, you WILL get hungry. And you WILL give in to that hunger.

Resistance is futile….You can count all the calories that you want.

Your willpower is no match for the hormones and brain chemicals and various other Weapons of Excessive Hunger that your body will unleash upon itself.

The Solution?

  • Stop thinking about calories
  • Start thinking about nutrients.
  • Stop sacrificing the health of your heart and brain at the altar of your taste buds
  • Don’t buy another diet book or fat burner

And start eating the foods that you know are good for your body.

 

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7 thoughts on “Stop Counting Calories

  1. I agree and disagree with this post.

    I agree that calories from healthy foods are far more important than calories from ‘bad’ foods. A calorie is definitely NOT just a calorie.

    I agree that there is no reason to buy another diet book. With the resources available online, you should never have to buy another book.

    I disagree that people shouldn’t watch their calories and shouldn’t buy anymore fat burners. Once you are eating healthy foods (step 1) you can begin to modify your calorie intake to gain muscle or lose fat (step 2).

    As far as fat burners go, rather than finding a great ‘fat burner’, I am always on the looking for a product that gives me extra energy, decreases my appetite, but still allows me to feel healthy and calm (as opposed to jittery). I personally enjoy Hot Rox Extreme (HRX) by Biotest, but Acai Berry Select with Green Tea Extract, Caffeine, Acai Extract, and L-Theanine is doing an OK job at replacing HRX while I give this product a trial review.

  2. That’s brilliant. I thought it was just my stomach and my brain that complained! Seriously though, I think it’s more about changing WHICH altar of taste you worship at. It needen’t (and to be sustainable, shouldn’t) be a compromise of healthy vs tasty.

  3. I’ve been following your blog for 3 days now and i have to that say i am starting to like your posts.
    how do i subscribe to your blog?

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