To Lose Weight It’s More Than Calorie Calculation
Today’s question really needed it’s own space because thinking counting all your calories will help you lose weight is a big mistake. Calorie calculation may work in the beginning if someone is sedentary or extremely overweight, but it won’t work in the long run and it doesn’t help people learn how to lose weight. To really lose weight it’s important to pay attention to more than just the calorie calculation and here’s why.
Lose Weight Recap
First though, just a quick recap in case you are just joining me with this blog.
In the first blog I started answering weight loss questions and giving tips on how to lose weight because I was really close to wrapping up the long-awaited Eat Right for Life Plan.
I released the program today. Easy, permanent weight loss without pills, boxed foods, nasty shakes, expensive supplements is finally here. You’ll learn how to lose weight by finding the right foods for you and using great weight loss tips.
But before I finalized everything, I wanted to make sure I have covered everything. So, I asked people to take a few minutes to let me know what their top two questions about how to lose weight were that I absolutely needed to answer in the Eat Right for Life Plan.
The response was been amazing and I’m still trying to get all of the questions answered. Thank you so much for helping me out so I can help others learn how to lose weight. The Eat Right for Life Plan is improving every single day thanks to your responses.
I started adding a question and answer every day to the previous post but people sent me notes saying they’d like to quickly see all the how to lose weight questions as I’m answering them / i.e. titles. So, if the answer is long enough, like today’s, I’ll make a new post every day. Hopefully you’ll continue to learn more about easy, sustainable, permanent weight loss. Lots of great information on how to lose weight.
More Information on How to Lose Weight
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Weight Loss Question Answered:
Actual amount of calories need to consume to loses weight
Calorie Calculation ANSWER:
This probably seems like a simple question but it’s actually quite complicated. First, it depends on your current weight. You can decrease calories to lose weight, no doubt. Second, it depends on your activity level. You can increase your activity to lose weight. Third, it depends on the type of calories. Not all calories are created equal. There is a big difference between 100 calories of broccoli and a 100 calorie “snack pack”.
Using this example, broccoli is among the vegetables that contain the largest concentrations of sulfur compounds which increase the liver’s ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. Most snack packs contains hydrogenated oils that ARE toxic substances! Broccoli is rich in vitamins A & C as well as powerful phytonutrient antioxidants to protect us from damage caused by free radicals. Most snack packs contain partially hydrogenated oils that create free radicals. Let’s not forget they also contain sugar, high fructose corn syrup, genetically engineered soybean oil, regular corn syrup and flavorings.
Each of these foods are just 100 calories but the bio-chemical reaction in your body certainly isn’t going to be the same for this same calorie count.
That 100 calorie snack pack is equivalent to about 1/8 of a cup or about two tablespoons. 100 calories of broccoli is equivalent to about 2 ¼ cups. With the real, whole food you have 2 ¼ cups of food to help fill you up instead of just two tablespoons of a food-type product / all for the same 100 calories.
I’ve never heard of anyone sitting down and eating an entire day’s worth of calories when it comes to real foods, but I’ve certainly heard it (too often) from people who sit down to the processed foods / it’s really easy to over consume then.
Weight loss just isn’t as simplistic as counting calories. Heck, if it was, every busy woman I know would be at her ideal weight and fitting into her favorite pair of skinny jeans. But it doesn’t work that way, too many busy women are is counting every calorie only to feel exhausted, overweight, and frustrated.
Rather than worry about counting calories I recommend learning your best foods and focusing on consuming them. When we eat real food that is in harmony with our body we don’t have to worry about the calories.