Why Weight Loss is About More than What You Eat and What You Burn
You want to lose weight and finally get the body shape you’ve always dreamed of? It’s simple, right—just make certain you’re burning more calories than you’re taking in. You have to lose weight, right? Not necessarily. You may see some short-term results, but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to maintain it over the long haul.
Counting Calories Tends to Ignore Nutrition
If all you are doing is counting calories, you may stay within your daily parameters, but get little nutritional benefit from the food you eat. You need to be certain that the calories you take in provide you with sufficient vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Furthermore, you may be inclined to load your diet with heavily processed foods, which can pose other health risks.
Counting Calories Can Actually Result in Poor Eating Habits
When you focus on counting calories, you start to rationalize about your food choices. That can lead to skipping meals, pursuing fads, and binging and purging. Counting calories often leads to heightened anxiety about foods, feelings of guilt or shame about eating something that may be calorie-dense (but highly nutritious) or feeling like your life is out of control.
Counting Calories Is Rarely Sustainable
Studies show that virtually everyone who counts calories gets tired of doing so at some point. Even if you have an app on your phone to help you catalogue your eating and exercising, you’ll forget or get behind. In addition, when you’re counting calories, you typically believe that you’ll only need to do so until you’ve reached your target weight—then you’ll eat sensibly. In most cases, you haven’t figured out how to do that…that’s what led you to count calories in the first place.
Counting Calories Takes the Joy Out of Eating
The healthiest relationship with food is not one of avoidance…it’s one where you listen to your body, trust what it tells you it needs, and enjoy the flavors, smells and textures.
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