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In a recent email from Sue Heintze, she shared how we as ladies should stop counting calories. Now, THAT, caught my attention. We hear a lot how we should count calories in order to be in a deficit to lose weight. As it turns out, counting calories is not really helpful after all. If you're like me who hates counting calories, you will love what Sue has to say.
After you read Sue's article, be sure to check out the weight loss resource section, especially that "crazy wrap thing." If you do what Sue says and "wrap" at the same time, you will have an amazing body in no time, just in time for the summer!
You Need To Stop Doing This by Sue Heintze
Counting calories can often do us more harm than good. To be honest,
it really is quite difficult to get an accurate assessment of just how
many calories you really are consuming.
Calorie counting can also become a chore and can also add unnecessary
pressure and stress to your weight loss goals as well as your relationship
What I’m about to tell you is going to shock you. Counting calories makes
I know you’re sitting there in disbelief, but hold on. I’m about to share with
you 8 Reasons Why Counting Calories Makes You Fat.
When you look at the numbers, calorie counting seems like it makes sense.
You keep track of the amount of food you eat every day and worry about
keeping the numbers low.
However, most of the time people who calorie-count to control their weight
or to lose weight have more hurdles to overcome than they realize:
Hurdle #1: Calorie counting.Calorie counting alone doesn’t take into account the types of foods you
should be taking in or the timing of these nutrients. This is extremely
important when it comes to changing the shape of your body.
You may be familiar with some popular diet programs that rely on just
counting calories. Have you ever noticed the people who lose weight on
these programs simply end up a smaller version of the shape they were
in? They are not lean,
toned, defined – they are simply a smaller version of their old self.
Hurdle #2: Types of calories. The type of calories you ingest is vitally important. Eating junk food calories
or calories high in sugar can make you tired, hungry and moody due to
unstable blood sugar levels.
Therefore, you’ll be more inclined to overeat. Good nutritious foods such
as lean proteins, some complex carbohydrates, fruit and good fats, and
plenty of vegetables is what you should be focusing on. Choose unprocessed
foods where possible – avoid boxes and packaged foods.
Hurdle #3: Calorie conservation. If you are eating the same low calories day in day out, your body will become
very efficient at conserving calories.
Your body reacts the same way it would if you were experiencing a real-life
famine… your body reacts as if its very survival is in danger!
When your body’s metabolism slows you will then need to consume less
and less calories just to maintain the same weight.
One thing that can help is incorporating a free or ‘cheat’ meal – the additional
load in calories when strategically planned can actually work to your advantage.
Hurdle #4: Training.Those who train regularly need enough calories to sustain those training
sessions and to facilitate recovery. Many people simply try to keep calories
as low as possible, usually with disastrous results.
Hurdle #5: Misleading food labels. Lately, there’s been a lot of media coverage about how many foods are
deliberately mislabeled. There are more calories in them than you think.
Why is this important?
If your calorie counting is even one or two hundred calories off because
of misleading food labels then you’ll gradually gain pounds – not lose them!
Hurdle #6: Overestimating calorie burning. Unless you’re accurately tracking how many calories you’re really burning,
chances are you’re consuming at least as much, if not more, than you’re
burning. The result is weight gain.
Hurdle #7: Sinful foods. We easily forget to count foods that ultimately put us over our daily calorie
limit. It’s tough to keep track of everything. Maybe a bite of a brownie here,
a sip of a coke there and a lick of the peanut butter jar are all neglected to
be recorded as calories, however, a bit of a sip and a lick all add up over
the course of a day and these add up to pounds over time.
Hurdle #8: Personal guilt.If we happen to go over our calorie limit that we set for ourselves, we end
up feeling guilty and ashamed.
Often, this is enough for many people to start an all-out binge fest. After all,
you may as well make the most of your mistake right?
This is a surefire way to start (or continue) yo-yo dieting which will ultimately
damage your metabolism and make you fat and unhappy very quickly. Worse,
yo-yo dieting will make it very difficult for you to maintain a healthy weight
As you can see, the calorie counting approach to fat burning can be full of
holes. It is vitally important to keep tabs on what you put in your body but
by constantly counting calories you can actually end up hurting your results.
I hope you now understand why counting calories really isn’t all that and
you’ll look think about calories and calorie counting in a whole new light.
Talk to you soon,
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-Dr. Oz Blog
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