Calorie restriction doesn’t work – that is the reason most diets fail. Dropping extra pounds is not a simple matter of eating less – in fact, if you don’t eat enough, you set off a chain of molecular events inside your body that will actually cause you to gain weight. This is the term many call the starvation mode, where your body holds onto every bit of calories and substance as possible.
It’s not as important with the amount of calories you consume as much as the type of calories. To know how to use calories correctly, you first must understand what a calorie is and where it comes from. A calorie is simply a unit of energy – it is defined as the quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius.
Our metabolism breaks down food and turns it into energy that gives us the will to move. Food is our fuel, but fuel is not created equal – that is well-known at the gas pump. You do not put 86 octane into a sports car that needs 92, but every day we put poor chemical-filled calorie foods into our bodies.
Every day a new diets comes forward and every day another person fails on it. The reason is because most of these diets are based around one common rule: RESTRICTION. These diets restrict one of the three major forms of substance the body needs. Restriction not only causes your body to stockpile calories, it becomes harder to lose extra weight.
Now we know how to eat – but what to eat is the next hurdle. The food industry is becoming our worst enemy. Going into the grocery today is filled with reduced this, reduced that, and free that. It’s mind numbing to think about the amount of foods that have been chemically altered. If the food has been changed, so has the nutritional substance and calorie make-up. Thus the term “not every calorie is created equal” must be used.
Humans are not made to eat chemically engineered foods and processed meats, but every day we scarf down these foods without a second thought. We as humans are biologically made to eat animals, plants and fruits. In other words, if you can catch it, plant it or pick it, then you eat it. If it’s made or modified in a lab, stay clear of it. Your body will not react the same by eating chemicals. They are foreign substances.
Eat clean, pure foods that our bodies have been craving for the last 2 million years. It’s that simple.