Aug 12, 2020
Today, we’re going to talk about calorie counting.
What are calories? When is it good to be counting them? When is it not so good to be counting them? Why be so obsessive over it? And how to get away from it if your mindset and mental health is suffering from it?
In this episode of Real SOULutions:
02:00 – Counting calories is not necessarily a bad thing BUT it’s not something that we should become obsessive over.
04:02 – Calories are just a unit of energy
04:54 – The thing that I don’t like about using apps without a professional guidance
05:35 – Your body needs more than 1200 calories to function
06:38 – How calorie counting could be wrong
09:53 – Macronutrient of the foods
10:49 – Cooking changes the calorie content of food
12:05 – When you eyeball, you tend to be off
13:12 – Calorie burn is only an ESTIMATE
14:40 – Individuals burn calories very differently
17:05 – The 3500 kcal myth
21:26 – When can you know calorie counting be good?
23:31 – The calorie count says nothing about that food, except for its macronutrient content
25:16 – Things to do if you are being too obsessive over calorie counting