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Does Calorie Counting Work?

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Hormones and stress affect your metabolism, not just your calorie intake. Calorie counting will leave you distressed and thinking of food constantly, negatively impacting your metabolism. It is an unrealistic count as it does not account for the nutrients your body needs. Low-calorie food will take priority over healthier food. Eating less will leave you craving even more!

The typical school of thought for losing weight believes that we need to burn more calories than we eat. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works!

Many believe that cutting the extra calories from their diet will help drop their weight! This is not actually true.

In fact, too many people out there are stuck with the same weight, even though they have been eating right and exercising. The reason is simple: they are not taking into consideration how stress and the hormones they produce control their metabolism.

In fact, if you try to cut your calories too much (via starving yourself and skipping meals) then you’ll quickly reach a dieting “plateau” (a point where the scale refuses to drop any lower no matter how little you are eating).

Reasons Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

  • It makes you think about food all the time

    Weighing, measuring, counting and analyzing your food each day and every time you eat locks your mind into a ‘Food prison’. If you are counting calories, then you are focusing on food and only food, which is the opposite of what you really want!

  • Its unrealistic

    Calorie counting is very unrealistic because you will never get in touch with what your body wants. It is not really beneficial to you to dictate how you eat solely based on our mind’s rules. It is like we disconnect our body from our mind when we are counting calories all the time.

  • It makes you feel hungry

    Calorie restriction is a deliberate attempt to eat less than your body needs to maintain it’s current weight. Staying hungry will more likely make you give up in frustration and end up eating all the junk and foods which you were craving.

  • It encourage you to see “LOW CALORIES” instead “HEALTHY”

    Calories not are the only aspect of food. Whatever particular aspect of food you are looking at, whether it’s calories, fats, nutrients or anything else, you are likely to make snap judgements about food based entirely on that one number, and miss out the bigger picture.

  • It stresses you

    Counting calories day and night will stress you out. Stress may hinder your weight loss goals.

  • It doesn’t work in the long term

    Calorie counting can take pounds off in the short term, but in the long term those pounds come right back.

Khyati Rupani

Having carried a weight of 88kg and battled PCOS ... I developed my website www.balancenutrition.in to help other people in their journey to natural weight loss

Khyati Rupani

Having carried a weight of 88kg and battled PCOS ... I developed my website www.balancenutrition.in to help other people in their journey to natural weight loss