We’ve all heard it – calories in, calories out. Law of thermodynamics.
It sounds simple but in reality, it is actually not. Calories are not the only thing you need to worry about if losing weight is your goal. You need to think WHERE those calories come from. That is more important than the calorie itself.You can get 100 calories by eating a piece of a chocolate cake or by eating a piece of steak (or eggs if you don’t eat meat). 100 calories are 100 calories, but the outcome will be drastically different. By eating a chocolate cake you spike your insulin levels and block the production of glucagon, thus stopping your body from burning your stored body fat. Also, you increase inflammation in your body which is the main reason for most health issues. Eat organic steak/eggs, your insulin won’t be affected and your body gets the nutrition it needs.
When you are young and your hormones are through the roof, you can burn through food more efficiently and stay in shape easier. But when you get older, your body is no longer the same fat-burning machine it used to be, and gaining weight becomes an easy task. If you are experiencing this, get your hormones on track by cleaning up your diet and getting into a habit of regular exercising. Unless you are an athlete, don’t worry about counting your calories, just avoid high-calorie dense foods like plant oils, nut butters and nuts. Avoid any packaged food, eat live organic food. Buy raw and cook, don’t eat out or order fast food. When you do go out to eat, don’t make poor food choices. Stay away from anything that tastes sweet, whether it is a cake or organic banana. Do your best to stay away from products made of flour. You need protein and healthy fats from organic fish, eggs, poultry and meat. The rest of nutrients you get from organic vegetables that are low on carbs. If you stick with it, you will never need to count your calories again.