Calories are a measure of energy composed in the food we eat, but I challenge anyone to show me one. They are calculated from sophisticated mechanical instruments and the premise is that if you consume a calorie it requires a certain amount of energy to burn it off. Hence, “a calorie in is a calorie out and energy in is energy out” is the current mantra. It is based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics and is disconnected to how our bodies use the food we eat. Calories are excellent for measuring how machines use energy but horrible at how our bodies use food.
One hundred calories of potato chips, one hundred calories of prime steak, one hundred calories of Romaine lettuce and one hundred calories of ice cream are different and will be metabolized differently…this is a fact! A calorie is not a calorie to our complex bodies. Protein, fat and starch calories are different and our bodies will use them differently. It is all about Quality not Quantity when it comes to health. If you consume junk you will become junk; mental and elemental.
Practice In Futility
If you are trying to lose weight do not count calories for this is a Practice in Futility. It is all about the quality of the food you are eating. If you are eating foods that are nutrient-dense and packed with good fats you will be on your way to weight loss and it does not matter how many calories you are consuming.
Eighty Percent Full
Do not eat at the dinner table, as well, until you are completely full. This is foolish for anyone trying to lose weight (usually counting calories). You should eat until you are about 80% full then walk away from the food. I hope I am speaking to a fairly intelligent audience…so you know when you’ve over-done it.
Enzymes With your Meals
Take digestive enzymes with your meals. I can not begin to list the benefits of taking an enzyme with your meals. For instinct, protein has to be unraveled from its quaternary configuration in phase-one gastric digestion with hydrochloric acid, then cleaved in the middle and ends to be broken down into animo acids in phase-two duodenal digestion with trypsin and chymotrypsin. This allows for maximum absorption of the nutrients from the food you are eating; giving your body the stuff it needs to function at it best! In this vein, as well, do not drink a lot of fluids, of any kind, when you are eating a mixed meal. You are diluting your digestive enzymes rendering them ineffective.
So, again, contact me at the office and I will be pleased to speak with you personally about a diet plan and counsel you on nutrition and weight control. Thank you very much for visiting the Website (NSP-Nutrition.com).
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