Why a calorie isn’t always a calorie
June 19, 2011
I’m am advocate of high fat, high/moderate protein and a lower proportion of carbohydrate nutrition. And other than the occasional ‘off-day’ where we indulge, I firmly believe that we should stick to food in their natural state. And we should eat these foods to satiety rather than counting calories.
Most people who count calories are under fed/under nourished. A small serving of pasta might have 300 calories for example, whereas a huge plate of vegetables might carry the some calorie load. I think you’ll agree that we’d be better served eating the vegetables. I’m not naive enough to think that calories don’t count, I just don’t think they should be the barometer for a sensible nutritional program.
Have a look at best selling author Tim Ferris’ blog post The science of fat loss: Why a calorie isn’t always a calorie. I’m with Tim on this one.