What is it about the counting of calories that keeps us so hooked?
Calories (and scales) are one of the most controlling and damaging aspects of diet cycle and mind-set.
I gave up counting calories years ago, when I started to really understand food, what it does, why we need it and how the body responds to and processes it.
Our ancestors didn’t worry about the calorie content of an avocado!
They knew it was a powerhouse of goodness that would nourish & protect their bodies.
They didn’t look at it and think, ‘Well I could have a Mars bar for that!’
There are three macronutrients our body NEEDs for survival, health and happiness – PROTEIN, FAT AND CARBOHYDRATE – not chemicals, sweeteners and additives!
^^^^^^They just upset your hormones and poison your liver^^^^^^
That’s what happens when you start eating by numbers!
You lose sight of what food really is, you start to fill yourself with chemicals and additives that are made in test tubes and designed in laboratories to have less calories (and no natural nutrients).
Enjoy food from the ground, trees, seas and farms, without nutrition labels full of chemicals and misleading health claims (sugar free, low fat, low carb, high protein, vegan, organic, harvested by virgins riding unicorns – it’s all a load of CRAP!)
Just eat REAL food. LIFE FORCE FOOD as we call it at BABEs.
Food that is full of life force and energy, full of antioxidants, enzymes and nutrients, because it was once alive itself in some way!
I think calories can have a place in helping you understand portion control and energy balance.
Being aware a ready-made bolognaise sauce will have twice the calories and half the taste of a home made version is important.
But if food becomes a number to be controlled or beaten and meals become a mathematical dilemma instead of a time for enjoyment and good company, then we are really missing the point.
Use them as a guide, not a stick to beat yourself with!
Make food your friend again!
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