So what’s up with these really low calorie diets? I have been seeing them all over the place. You guys have been asking me: “Do I need to cut calories?”, or “Do I need to cut all of this out?“
This is something that I used to always worry about myself. Now to me, when I hear people saying you have to cut calories, it just sounds dumb, here is why…
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What Is The Right Amount Of Calories?
How many calories do I need to cut, and do I need to stop eating? Those are two questions that everybody has asked themselves at some point. Why? – Because the Weight Loss Industry convinces us to. Tell me if this statement sounds familiar: If you want to lose weight, don’t eat anything.
For me, it’s so the opposite. I look at source of my calories, instead of actually counting my calories, or cutting the calories. I remind myself that my calories need to come from lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats, and lots of veggies! I ask myself: Are my calories actually fueling my body? –Because, 200 calories worth of broccoli is very different than 200 calories worth of Oreos. The amount of nutrition that you get from one versus the other is very, very different.
Make It Simple
Instead of worrying, or tracking, or freaking out about how many calories you’re eating, start looking at the source of the calories that you’re eating. You can’t start cutting your calories before you know what a good vs. bad calorie is. You can’t limit yourself to eating nothing but turkey slices and fat free cheese for the rest of your life either.
If you start putting in lots of greens, you’re off to a good start. Greens are a good source of fuel for your body. So are lean proteins. If you look at the source of your calories, you are helping your body to operate efficiently. That is all there is to it.
You don’t have to count calories. I don’t believe in counting calories. I believe in great sources of calories.
So, green vegetables, healthy fats; like almonds, nuts, fruits, complex carbs; like sweet potatoes, beans, rice, and lean proteins; like chicken, turkey, fish. These are foods that are actually HELPING your body function properly. Then you’ll know your body’s actually getting the calories that it needs.
It’s not about the amount of calories. It is about the source of the calories that you’re eating.
To make it even simpler, I made a FREE Healthy Swaps Blueprint just for you, to help you get started!
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With LOVE, always,