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Calories: Do they Count?

Article by Linda McFarland

 

Sure! But not like you might think.

If weight loss and better health were as simple as eating at a caloric deficit, we would have all been skinny years ago and Weight Watchers would only offer a 6 month membership. We would eat whatever we wanted, go jog around the block, and be done with it. But we know it doesn't work that way.

Contrary to what the CICO-paths believe, (CICO =Calories In Calories Out) not all calories are equal. There is a vast difference in the way our body reacts to 100 calories of lettuce, 100 calories of steak, and 100 calories of sugar. The body will not behave in the exact same way eating 1500 calories of mostly fat and protein, as it will when you're eating 1500 calories of mostly carbs. This is why calorie counting is so ineffective for so many people.

What does happen from consistently eating at a caloric deficit, though, is metabolic damage. This can manifest itself in weak, brittle nails, hair loss, and stalled weight loss, among other things. Our coaches will always encourage you to eat to at least your BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate to avoid metabolic damage. You can find out how to determine yours by going to the pinned post in the Ketogenic Success group.

If you need further assistance determining your BMR, or your macronutrient and caloric needs, consider our Macros Evaluation Service. We go in-depth, and factor in more than those online calculators can.

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