Do You Count Your Calories?
Let us have a look at how do people exactly go about Calorie Counting.
2500 Calories daily for a man.
2000 Calories daily for a woman.
These are the recommended values for the average man and woman. They vary slightly according to factors like your daily physical activity, your metabolism as well as your age.
Say, we have a Linda who applies calorie counting to maintain her weight and health.
Linda believes that if she consumes 2000 calories and not exceed it by much every day she will be able to maintain optimum weight and great health.
When Linda wakes up – 0 Calories had. 2000 to go!
She starts her day by having french fries. About the quantity of a medium McDonald’s serving.
400 Calories had. 1600 to go!
Within an hour she starts feeling empty. So she thinks of having something that will make her feel full.
She opens her fridge to find a bottle of Coke.
She gulps down half of it. 500 Calories had. 1500 to go!
After a zillion burps and a few episodes on the television, hunger comes knocking again!
She does the math and is glad that she still has 1500 calories to go until bedtime.
She has two huge slices of pizza from Domino’s down the road. 1100 Calories had. 900 to go!
She has a long siesta and wakes up as her mom is back from office.
They have a talk and her mom serves her the donut she got for Linda.
1400 Calories had. 600 to go!
For Supper, Linda has some chicken broth along with salad and a tuna sandwich.
Exact 600 calories according to her math!
She couldn’t be happier! 2000 Calories were consumed throughout the day and recommendation was achieved.
She goes to bed and dreams how she will have a perfect figure soon if she kept up the good work of eating not more than the recommended calories.
Trust me, she will have gained at least 2 pounds if she consumes the same foods she had every day for a week.
This, despite the fact that she isn’t breaching the recommended calories mark even once!
What did she do wrong?
Calorie Counting is a technique that has so many loopholes that I am surprised people fail to spot!
1. Calorie Counting Is Not Accurate
How can you say that the apple in my hand and the apple in your hand carry the same amount of calories?
A large apple typically contains 50 more calories than a medium sized one!
And it’s not just about the size. A lot of factors go into counting the calories a food is capable of supplying!
If this difference seems insignificant to you, imagine 10 medium apple and 10 large apples!
The difference becomes from an insignificant 50 to a mammoth 500 Calories!
2. You may not absorb all the calories from all your foods.
100% efficiency is something that is particularly impossible.
If you ‘think’ you have consumed 2000 calories, and say you could absorb only 60-70% calories (this is how much you absorb on an average) from the said foods, that means you have actually consumed somewhere between 1200-1400 calories instead of 2000.
I do not think I need to stress enough on how dangerous it is to consume less than the recommended calories constantly for days and months.
3. Hips don’t lie! Labels Do!
Companies are aware that customers do read the labels and the more the calories people see, the less the product sells!
So, to get that figure to a minimum companies used crooked ways and make you believe that you aren’t consuming as many calories as many you actually are!
Never trust the labels!
4. Calorie counting has produced hundreds and thousands of people like Linda
See, dieting is tough! Really tough!
If you have been eating according to your desires and haven been a slave of your tongue all your life, dieting is next to impossible for you!
I am not here to discourage anyone, but just to show you the reality.
So people, like our dear Linda here, find ways to convince people around her more than themselves that they are taking good care of themselves.
Calorie Counting is one such way!
Any sane person would say that Linda’s diet is completely wrong!
Pizza, Coke, Fries, Donuts?
How can you consume junk all day and say you were within your limits and dream of an enviable figure, all at the same time?
You just can’t! If reaching your desired weight, health and body shape was this easy, everyone would have a kickass body!
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Always Eat Healthy and NEVER Count Calories!
Calorie Counting is dangerous!