Fifty Shades of Calories – Why Color Matters When Losing Weight

Losing weight has never been a simple code to decipher and that’s why ninety percent of dieters gain their weight back. How many times have you heard your friends saying “I am not eating anything, how is it that I don’t lose weight?” It is a mystery that haunts us everyday and is yet to be solved.

It is embedded in our consciousness that losing weight is simple math, counting calories in versus calories out. But is that true? Do calories really matter? What is this unit called a calorie and why does it behave the way it does?

So let’s put one calorie under a microscope and look at its complexity. The idea that calories are the most important part of weight loss, weight maintenance, and that the sources of those calories don’t matter is a huge fallacy. In fact, for those looking to lose weight, the source of those calories is far more important than the number of calories. Scientists now have evidence that 90 calories from broccoli is different than 90 calories of soda.

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July 15, 2016 Weight Management

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