Are you still fighting calories?
I posted a survey last week that asked this question; if you wanted to start losing weight, what would you do first? About 90% of women would cut calories and start working out.
I don’t blame them, we have all been brainwashed by years and years of advertising and marketing for weight loss products that continuously promote lower calories as the cure for weight loss!!
But you have a choice now. You can either continue being brainwashed by the weight loss companies that have already taken too much of your money or you can wake up to reality.
Weight loss is simple really. Eat healthy, nutrient dense foods 90% of the time and you will be healthy.Eat the opposite and you will battle with your weight.
I want to explain this to adults the same way I would explain it to a 12-year old girl. She doesn’t really understand calories yet so it’s good. Pretend as if you don’t understand what a calorie is too!
If I gave you 1 Burger, 1 fry and a soda for dinner, would you be able to finish that meal? Of course!
If I gave you 4 salmon fillets, 15 cups of chopped Kale, and a 160 oz glass of water, would you be able to finish that meal? Well maybe, but that’s so much food, why would you ever eat that much?
The reason I compare those meals is because in order to eat the same number of calories for each meal, you would have to multiply the size of the salmon and kale meal by about 5. Nobody wants to eat that much food in one meal! So they wouldn’t.
It would make more sense to have 1 salmon filet, 3 cups of kale and 8 oz of water like a normal size meal?
Choosing to eat the burger and fries meal would be consuming 1320 calories in 1 meal. Choosing to eat the normal salmon and kale meal would be consuming 273 calories in 1 meal. That’s the same amount of calories in just the soda!
That’s a difference of 1,047 calories in 1 meal just by choosing the healthier option. Did we have to count the calories of the kale and salmon to know we weren’t eating too much? No, because it’s hard to eat too much of a nutrient dense meal like this. I laugh when people ask me how many calories are in a salmon filet or how much Kale they can eat! That should not concern you!
This example is the reason I don’t count calories. I eat nutrient dense, healthy foods and it does the math for me!
Now if someone made this 1 simple change in their diet over 21 days and decided not to eat any unhealthy dinners and just ate from a healthy meal plan, they would save between 500-1000 calories every night! That would equal 3-7lbs of weight loss by changing just 1 meal option a day!
So why are so many people still focusing on how many calories they consume? That is the wrong battle my friends. Focus on the foods you consume and assess if they are filled with quality nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
The battle is with the QUALITY of your food, not with the HOW MUCH of your food! Start winning that battle every meal and you will be your healthiest ever!