Are you still counting calories?
If the answer is yes, then feel free to use this blog as permission to never count another calorie again. Now that we’ve given you freedom from calorie counting, let’s dive into this topic!
You’ve lived by the idea that as long as you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll either lose or maintain your weight. How’s that working out for you?
With your newfound freedom from counting calories, it’s time to learn how to honor your body and put calorie counting to rest.
Honor Your Body & Put Calorie Counting To Rest
Our bodies are not calculators. There is a big difference between the 100 calories from broccoli and those from snack packs filled with junk. While both contain 100 calories, they each send different signals to the body. When we consume nutrients, the body knows what to do with them. However, when we consume processed foods with preservatives filled with junk that was never intended to fuel the body, it sends a completely different message. Are you ready to put calorie counting to rest?
The Calorie Counting Days Are Behind Me
A question I often hear is, “How many calories should I eat?”
Or people may tell me, “I don’t eat this certain food because it has too many calories.”
I remember the days of counting calories. App trackers told me exactly how many calories I was eating. And I nearly killed myself to make sure I was in a deficit each day. Each morning, I would wake up and see a certain number on the scale. If I didn’t like the number, I’d get frustrated and restrict my food intake for the entire day. Through the struggle of restricting food, I had hope that the scale would move in the other direction. Does the number on the scale dictate how you enjoy life? Connect with me for a holistic approach to healing your body.
Throwing Out The Scale
Why do we get so obsessed with a number on the scale?
And why do we give calories so much credit?
These are questions I finally started to ask myself after realizing the scale was often dictating how I’d feel for an entire day. And if I messed up on my calorie counting, I felt so guilty by the end of the day.
That’s when I finally decided to throw my scale away and stop counting calories.
Not only do I feel so much more freedom, but I’m leaner and happier with my physique than I ever was before.
You truly can get better with age! I am living proof.
Breaking The Vicious Cycle Of Calorie Counting
By the time I connect with my clients, they are in that same cycle I experienced years prior. They’re on the scale every day, allowing it to dictate how they show up in the world. And they’re starving themselves for the sake of losing weight.
This undoubtedly leads to an unhealthy obsession with weight and food. So where do you go from here?
You’ve already tried everything. If counting calories doesn’t work, then what will?
As I mentioned above, the body is not a calculator. And every time we eat, we are sending a signal to the body. After all, the body needs to know what to do with and without food. We need certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats, and even a little glucose for the body to have what it needs to function optimally on a daily basis. Are you exhausted from the vicious cycle that calorie counting has put you through? Let’s take control of your health together. Reach out to me for a healthy, happy, and whole you.
Why Counting Calories Isn’t Realistic Or Healthy
Here are the reasons you fail when your focus is on the calories:
1. Fad Diets Are Not Sustainable
You’ll fall for fad diets, which are not sustainable. For example, you may try keto. But if you’re like most people, you end up eating way too much protein and not enough life-giving fruits and vegetables. And it drains your body of energy.
In my program, clients are eating fruit twice a day and are still getting into ketosis. I know that goes against the keto rules, but I like to make my own rules.
2. You’re Not Focusing On Decreasing Toxins And Inflammation
Foods like beets, dandelion greens, lemon, and grapefruit are great for the liver. They’re important in helping you reduce toxins in your body.
This is just one example of whole foods providing the body what it needs to heal. When you’re focused on calories, you may end up eating too many of those packaged foods that claim to be healthy, but they actually lead to additional inflammation.
3. Your Blood Sugar Isn’t Balanced
You find yourself crashing after meals. Or you’re having cravings because you haven’t fueled your body appropriately.
We can’t eat dead food and expect it to give us life. You want a whole food approach to balancing your blood sugar and eliminating cravings. Download my free guide here to learn what to eat and how much to eat to improve your blood sugar and metabolism.
4. You Don’t Have The Right Mindset
There is a huge psychological component that is much bigger than willpower alone. If you’re dependent on willpower, then you’ll fail every time and end up engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors.
When you’re nourishing your body appropriately, you will likely eat fewer calories. You get into trouble when you feel a need to count calories. That usually means you’re eating the wrong foods.
Ready To Reclaim Your Health?
You know those dreams you’ve tucked away?
You can have those.
And I can help you experience victory. The best part? Calorie counting will have nothing to do with it!By ridding your body of toxins and getting to the emotional root of what’s holding you back, you can become happy, healthy, and whole. If you’re ready to take authority over your health, complete this application to get started!