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6. A Calorie Is A Calorie
This is where counting calories fails miserably. Imagine this for one minute; you have a choice about consuming 1,000 calories a day — either 1,000 calories of broccoli or 1,000 calories of soda. Do you think you would feel full and satisfied with 1,000 calories of soda? Do you think you would gain weight? What about the broccoli? A calorie is definitely NOT a calorie. This is why you should be concerned with the quality of your food, rather than the quantity. If you focus your diet on whole foods such as wild caught fish, organic fruits and vegetables, olive oil, organic, free range chicken and eggs, seeds, nuts, and whole grains such as oats, you will never have to count calories ever again.
7. Focus On Low Fat Or Whole Grains
Americans can choose from tons of low fat foods. Sometimes it seems as if everything is low fat! Has that made us thinner? Absolutely not! Why? To make up for the lack of flavor that fat adds to foods, manufacturers have added sugar. Americans consumption of sugar has doubled in the past 30 years! Low fat does NOT equal healthy.
While we are at it, let’s talk about “whole grain.” This is another key word that makes many of us buy certain foods: If it has whole grains it must be healthy, right? Whole grain Pop Tarts? Whole grain Cocoa Puffs? Seriously? When companies boast that their foods come from whole grains, what they are really saying is that they might have started with whole grains, but they pulverized them and processed them until they became a mash of white flour with nothing healthy remaining. If a food has to boast that it has whole grains, you should probably steer clear.
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