Calories Versus Real Food
Does it matter if we real food? Isn't losing weight about calories in versus calories out?
I'm afraid not!! Sure, it seems that simple...but food is about more than just calories. Food is about nutrient density: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants. All these micronutrients influence inflammation cascades that can turn harmful or helpful genes on or off and affect hormones.
Whole foods, the foods that your great grandparents would recognize as foods, contain calories that help us feel fuller longer, stay slim and promote healthy bodies. Even when disregarding that real foods fight diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes.... real food makes it EASIER to eat the right amount of calories for your unique body. When we eat real food, rich in fiber and protein, our body can regulate appetite wayyy better than when you're noshing Poptarts or Kashi Cereal.
The lesson? Keep it clean, folks.
What do you think about this?? Do you think calories in/calories out is more important than food quality? Comment below!