“A Calorie Is Just A Calorie, Right?” WRONG
Are All Calories Created Equal?
Hi, everyone! Tara here.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before… like most of us have (maybe more than once)… you’ve probably tried a few different diets and techniques.
Maybe you tried a low-carb diet, like Atkins or keto… or other popular diets, like paleo, vegan, Mediterranean, or Whole30… or maybe you even tried an eating plan & group like Weight Watchers.
No matter which diets you’ve tried before… there’s one method that almost EVERYONE who has ever tried to lose weight has used at least once: counting calories.BRAND-NEW: The Absolute BEST Supplements For Weight Loss… As Proven By Science & Recommended by Doctors
The concept behind counting calories is pretty simple… you want to make sure you’re burning more calories than you take in every day. That idea has long been recommended by doctors, dietitians, and others as a sure-fire way to lose weight.
However, if you’ve ever tracked your calories, you might have had a question… like, “Are all calories created equal?”
For example, is it the same to eat 100 calories of something not-so-healthy, like ice cream… as it is to eat 100 calories of very healthy foods, like kale, broccoli, or quinoa?
If you keep your calorie count under your daily limit… is it okay to eat super unhealthy foods? Will you still lose weight?BRAND NEW: These 7 Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
Well, if all you’re doing is counting calories, they all count the same. (At least, that’s what you’ve been told before…)
But is a calorie just a calorie?
The answer might surprise you… and it could even be the key you need to get your weight loss back on track and finally reach your goal weight.
Here’s my take—as a nutritionist—on whether all calories are created equal:
Catch The Full Transcript Below…
It’s Tara here with Fit Trim Happy. I am a certified nutrition coach, and I’m here to answer some questions today.
Today’s question is: “Are all calories created equal?”
And it’s a great question.
The answer is definitely NO.
Overall, you do want to think about the total number of calories that you’re taking in in a day… because it’s about the calories you burn… and the net calories at the end of the day… that will determine if you lose weight.
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One of the important reasons for that is that your gut health and your digestion are really vital parts of losing weight. And the nutrients that you need for gut health… like fiber and certain antioxidants that boost the living bacteria in your gut… will really make a difference in how quickly you lose weight.
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How To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sugar…
If you’re trying to cut out those calories that don’t have much nutritional value… you’re probably going to want to avoid most sugary foods.
I know—”no more sugar?!?” 🙁
Seems a little bit draconian, doesn’t it? And let’s be honest… we ALL crave treats sometimes.
Plus, constantly denying yourself actually drains your willpower and takes away your motivation.
I’m a fan of finding ways to make things sustainable, enjoyable, and unapologetically delicious, no matter what stage of weight loss I might be in.
Luckily, there are 3 “good for you” sugar substitutes that ensure you don’t miss out on a single thing… while still losing weight.
Each one is sweet, delicious, and has a fraction of the fat-storing calories of regular table sugar.
That’s because each of these 3 sugar substitutes has a low glycemic index… which is a fancy way of saying that it doesn’t convert to pure sugar in your bloodstream as easily.
The result is that your body is less insulin-resistant… stores less of these sugar substitutes as fat… and still maintains your metabolism at an accelerated rate.
(Plus, enjoying a delicious chocolate soufflé or homemade ice cream from time to time while still staying on top of your health goals is totally worth it!)
You can see what these 3 “Super Sugar Subs” are right here… plus 2 sugar substitutes that you absolutely MUST avoid no matter what—they will actually sabotage your weight loss efforts: