Counting Called Into Question.
counting calories can be a
complementary tool for maintaining
weight, I have never been a proponent
of this philosophy. Simply put, those
who are obsessed with counting
calories often lose sight of the most
important ideals when making a dietary
choice: is the food real, is it of
high quality, and is it right for my
needs? Food can be extremely low
calorie, but if it is "fake
food" that contains empty
calories, there is no nutritive value
and will often cause weight gain and
The body sees certain ingredients in
fake food as toxic. When you overload
your system and cannot properly
excrete the toxins, they are stored in
fat cells, which act as protection
from the toxins' harmful effects. Many
fail to realize that the more toxins
they accumulate, the more fat cells
Another reason I am not a proponent of
calorie counting is that I have never
completely trusted the accuracy of
food labels. Recent research has
proven this to be true. A study from
of the American Dietetic Association
showed that the calorie content of
food and restaurant labels
respectively were on average 8% and
18% more than reported. This is too
big a difference if you are counting
The other major problem with calorie
counting is that too often the
individual misreads or does not fully
understand what is on a food label.
what do I do if I am a Calorie
FDA and USDA are planning big changes
for food labeling over the next three
to four years. Based upon past
history, I am not too optimistic about
the outcome. The best thing you can do
is stick to the foods that make your
body feel the best. If you don't know
what these are, then you must ask for
drop below 1200 calories for a
female and 1600 calories for a
male unless your licensed health
professional has told you it is a
counting calories does really help
you, than make sure the calories
come from real
sure there are no ingredients on
the label that you react to.
to consume products that are well
balanced with protein,
carbohydrate, and fat content.
most cases, the shorter the label,
the more real the food is.
to detect as many artificial and
processed ingredients as possible.
a licensed health professional to
help make the best dietary choices
Counts Are Not Always Accurate
Weight and Belly Fat.
plan is pretty simple. It consists of
real food and balanced portions. If
you follow it for one month, you will
most likely shed weight and belly fat.
The question is, are you game?
a 15-30 Minute Appointment at
The key is to not go it alone. Use a
licensed health professional as your
The following was recent public
testimony from Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Dr. Frank
Sacks, when presenting his ideas for
changes to the 2010 USDA Dietary
"Ongoing counseling sessions,
very important to achieve and maintain
weight no matter what group they are
in and that successful diets for
shedding weight, I think, can be
tailored to individual patient's
personal and cultural preferences to
achieve long-term success. And maybe
that's really the key to go after in
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