Calorie counting and weight loss don’t always add up
If you are in a stall and need to jump start weight loss staying within a CALORIE NUMBER doesn’t guarantee weight loss success.
Ending a weight loss stall is all about burning body fat not losing weight
The first thing to remember is you are either burning fat or storing fat – there is no in between. If you’re activating hormones that store fat all the time, then you’re creating the perfect storm for a weight loss stall.
I know this may be difficult to understand, but even if you’re carefully counting your calories and eating everything in moderation. Your weight loss may stall, if you are eating the wrong “type” of food.
In order to jump start weight loss, what you want to do is loose body fat and body fat loss is all about hormones not calorie counting.
Hormones, body fat and weight loss
Your body’s major fat-storing hormone is insulin. You may think of it only regarding diabetes, but it’s one of the most important hormones in helping you break a weight loss stall.
In contrast to insulin, is the hormone glucagon which triggers the breakdown of stored body fat for energy. This process is essential to help you jump start weight loss.
Why low fat and no fat will cause you to stall
To shift your body into a fat-burning state, you need to put more focus on quality of food with less focus on quantity. By doing this, you automatically shift your consumption of Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins (macronutrients) which stabilizes your hormones and creates an optimum health condition called homeostasis.
Remember though, it’s not about having a low-carb diet necessarily; it’s about having a better ratio of all three macronutrients to enable the hormone glucagon to signal your body to use “stored” fat for energy as opposed to blood fat “triglycerides” which leads to greater weight loss.
Jump start weight loss with quality not quantity
The quality of food versus quantity of calories philosophy is easily understood in the following analogy.
“Picture 1000 calories coming from sugary soda drinks versus 1000 calories coming from a healthy source such as broccoli”
When you think of calories in this context, it is not hard to see your body using calories from soda differently than calories from broccoli.
It doesn’t matter how few calories a pack of “healthy” snack well cookies may or may not have. The real question you have to consider is what are these Calories communicating throughout your body?
In plain terms, how are these Calories impacting your hormones?
I can tell you, if they are processed food Calories. They’re causing your hormones to store body fat and not use it.
In the end, the best way to break a stall and get back on track to achieving your long term goals is to concern yourself with the quality of food you are consuming.
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