Why Calorie Counting Matters

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Think about everything you know... one thing about food, once you know it’s value it’s always going to be the same... you only have to learn it ONCE! 😁👍

Even though I basically have a mandatory period of counting for my 1 on 1 coaching clients, I’m not gonna say you have to count calories to lose weight.

Just like you don’t have to track your spending in order to spend less.

I just think we can agree if you spend too much regularly, tracking it can help you save.

If the connection between spending money and spending calories makes the 💡 turn on, it’s about time.

Intuitive eating is a nice concept, but keep in mind, your intuition has led you to where you are right now.

And that’s okay. Last thing I want you to think is you can’t do anything about it. Trust me, you can.

The reason calorie counting can be important, aside from the obvious “tracking things helps make better decisions”...

1. Judging calories by size of food won’t lead to much accuracy. A big bowl of granola could feed you for days and be done in half an hour. A big bowl of broccoli nets you 50-100 calories.
2. Managing calories only became a real problem because of the processed foods, snack foods and you know, all those treats and stuff. Plus restaurant meals. If you eat those, you’re gonna wanna track em.

If all you ever eat is lean proteins, higher fibre foods and drink water, tea or coffee, you’d be hard pressed to ever have a weight problem or have any trouble losing weight.

Think about it: What’s the common denominator in pretty well all your nutritional challenges for losing fat?

Beer, chicken wings, potato chips, wine, tacos, breakfast cereal.

And if you start tracking those — even on the weekends — you’ll start to get answers on:

1. How much you can have until it’s a problem
2. And can you actually control them.

And this starts leading to other important clues to your path to losing weight, and keeping it off.

Any questions?