A common question we receive is “How many calories should I eat? What size portions do I choose?”. The answer may surprise you but it doesn’t matter. The main goal is to improve the quality of food that you’re eating.
When we tell this to clients and members, they’re stunned that they can eat as much as they want of healthy whole foods and still achieve a healthy weight. “Will I overeat?” The chances of you overeating are slim…
Once you change the quality of foods you’re eating, you won’t be able to overeat them easily. Healthy whole foods contain a lot of fiber, protein, and healthy fats that will fill you up quickly.
Once your body says it’s full you’ll stop eating because you’re not hungry anymore. This process works extremely well with members and we’ve seen huge improvements in the health of our members.
If you’re not trying to lose weight, this process works for maintaining your weight, reducing inflammation, lowering bad cholesterol, normalizing blood pressure, eliminating type 2 diabetes, balancing blood sugar, and much more.
Let me explain an example to you. If you eat a 300 calorie candy bar and 300 calories of broccoli, which will help you become healthier and lose weight? If you picked the broccoli you’d be correct.
The difference lies between the quality of food you’re eating. A candy bar spikes your blood sugar levels and contains toxic ingredients that can get lodged into your fat cells, making it more difficult to lose fat…
However, if you eat the broccoli, you’ll provide your body with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins that can help you burn fat, regardless of the calories you’re eating.
You can see how making that initial correct choice makes all the difference in losing weight and improving your overall health. Eating more healthy whole foods is the key to dramatically improving your health.
Reducing and tracking calories is a poor way to become healthy, it’s time consuming, and it doesn’t work. If you track the types of foods you’re eating on the other hand, then that will be the best way to improve your health.
Instead of focusing on the calories you’re eating, focus your attention on these 5 ways to improve your health.
Improve Food Quality – Eating healthier whole foods is the best way to improve your overall health. Eating foods that don’t have an ingredients list is the best policy for reducing inflammation or losing weight.
Eat Until Satisfied – If you feel like you’re still hungry after eating a healthy whole food meal, have another serving until you’re full. Remember, you have to eat more if you want to burn more fat. You have to eat your way out of any health complications you’re trying to overcome.
Drink Plenty of Water – Water is critical for detoxifying your body. If you’re not a big water drinker, then try adding a lemon to add flavor. Fruit infused waters also taste great too. Try to drink half your body weight in ounces.
Increase Activity – High intensity interval training or walking will keep your health in check. Staying active is a great way to reduce inflammation, stiffness, and muscle pain.
Avoid Sugar – Sugar is the #1 enemy to your health. Avoid processed foods and stick to fresh fruits in moderation.