Many health “gurus” preach – only counting your calories will get you to lose fat.
The fact is, a calorie of kraft dinner and a calorie of egg is not at all similar and your body reacts to both differently.
There are 5 KEY factors you have to understand and combine with calorie counting in order for it to be effective:
1. Some foods take more work for your body to digest which can be very positive for fat loss. Protein is one of the most difficult macros to digest. Eating a diet high in protein raises your metabolism, helping you burn more fat even while sitting at your desk! Carbs on the other hand, are MUCH easier to digest AND the most likely to turn into fat if they are not burned off in time.
2. Fibre is the most interesting case. You see fibre is classified as a carbohydrate but the majority of fibre you consume is not digested and simply passed through your body helping with digestion. Whets very cool about that is, if you eat a high fibre food that is lets say 150 calories, your body may only digest 50 of those calories and pass the rest through. Therefore you really only consumed about 50 calories of that food.

 

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3. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT point. You probably know to avoid foods high on the glycemic index but may not know why. When you eat foods high on the index, your bodies insulin goes up. If your insulin is too high, YOUR FAT LOSS WILL IMMEDIATLEY STOP. There are times when it is optimal to eat those foods, for example right after a workout (white rice for example is pretty high on the glycemic index but fantastic to eat after a workout with a lean protein source.)
4. WHEN – you eat your meals is also extremely important. If you’re eating 60-80% of your calories late in the afternoon and at night, you’re likely overweight. Your metabolism is highest in the morning when you wake up, and gradually slows as the day passes. The more you eat later in the day, the higher the likely hood those meals will turn to fat. You have to get your first meal at breakfast, and then space your meals out throughout the day.
5. As in several of my last posts – your MACROS and the ratio you eat them in is essential. You have to be eating protein at every single meal and breaking down your meals into Protein/Fat and Protein/Carbs. The amount of carbs you eat each day depends on whether or not you workout, and how intense your workout was.

I hope that helps 🙂
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

 

C
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