I recently came to the conclusion that it matters more what we eat than how many calories we consume. Let me explain what I mean by that. We’ve all heard about the calories in – calories out formula : as long as you burn more calories than you consume, you will be fine. Count calories, cut fat and just eat fruits and vegetables? On one hand, we have a very popular Weight Watchers diet where counting calories is the key to success, on the other hand there is the Atkins diet where you consume high-fat high-protein food. But does it really work like that? I used to think that.
Much of what we have been told and what I’ve believed in regards to the diet, is wrong. As an example, based on more than two decades of research, coconut oil, red meat, and butter fats are traditionally considered harmful. These saturated fats are actually essential to weight loss and health. Conversely, popular healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are partly responsible for obesity and health problems. The more I look into it, the more I see my world of good food – bad food is slowing turning upside down. To be perfectly honest, these concepts were all new to me as well and had to pass through my skepticism filters. Now I know that the healthiest way to go is eating Whole Foods. I’ve been slowly trying to get rid of everything low fat in my refrigerator, and substituting these with whole foods. I think the last item that my husband is finding hard to let go of, is reduced fat milk. For some reason he loves it. I honestly feel so much better eating whole foods and not counting calories. Enjoying food feels great!
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