Are you a Calorie Counter?

Originally Posted on February 23, 2015

Do you count calories?

Many health gurus and organisations encourage people to count calories as a way of keeping healthy and losing weight. While this approach may work for some people, others find it incredibly tedious and difficult to stick to.

One major flaw with the calorie counting method is that it considers quantity and not quality. You could be eating only the recommended number of calories but the food you get them from could contain complete junk!

It does not assess whether you are getting adequate amounts of macro nutrients like protein and essential fats or other essential micro nutrients.

It also does not take into consideration whether you are eating sugary foods that will play havoc on your hormones and blood sugar.

We all want quick and easy solutions but as many wise men (and women) have said – there are no short cuts to real success – you have to follow what works long term.

And the evidence is there for anyone who wants to see it – real health (and your ideal weight) is achieved by eating a whole foods diet – one rich in whole, unrefined, unprocessed, nutrient-dense food.

So do yourself a favour – start counting whole foods and not calories – learn to cook and enjoy real, health giving foods – your body and your future self will thank you!

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Certified, Fully Insured Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach.