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12 Foods That Make Counting Calories Obsolete (We Can’t Get Enough of #4!)
The first thing many people do when they are trying to lose weight is to start counting calories. The age-old piece of advice most people hear is: Calories in, calories out. In other words, eat fewer calories than you burn. This sounds logical and it does work for some people, but not everyone.
The problem here is that counting calories does not work for everyone. Why? Because a calorie is definitely not a calorie. Your body treats different types of food differently. Even different types of sugar are not processed equally. The identical calorie count from fructose and protein, or glucose and fat, or even fructose and glucose, will cause your body to respond in entirely different metabolic rates.
If you truly want to lose weight and improve your health, you need to replace empty calorie, denatured foods with nutrient dense foods. In other words, to lose weight, shift your focus from food quantity to food quality.
For example, although many people turn to salads to help them fill up their stomach but lose weight, this can be a mistake. True, eating a salad that is mainly lettuce and cucumbers will fill you up with water and very few calories, but your body will be getting almost no nutrition.
Consider the fact that you can only consume so much food in one day. When you realize that your stomach is akin to a prime piece of real estate, you would be wise to consider the nutritional value of the foods you eat, rather than the quantity of food you can eat.
We have listed 12 of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet that will not only fill you up, but they will satisfy the body and stop food cravings because your body will receive the nutrition it so desperately needs.
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