Why I Don’t Emphasize Calorie Counting…

It’s easier to track hours of eating than calories.

It’s easier to track sugar/carbs than calories.

It’s easier to track pounds of steak, fish, shrimp, chicken than calories.

Even if you did track calories, per the literature, you’d be off by 20-50%.

Even if you were a medical doctor, or nutritionist, per the literature, your calorie counting would be off by as much as 10-20%.

Even if you were absolutely perfect at tracking calories, your calculations wouldn’t account for the bio-availability of nutrients or account for the thermic effect of foods & changes in resting metabolic rate.

Bottom line:
If you have a good concept of the energy and nutrient values of foods, then your willpower and brain power may be better spent somewhere other than calorie counting and calorie restriction

Article by Tro Kalayjian

I am a board-certified physician, I lost 150lbs to reclaim my health for myself and my family. I did it by ignoring much of the conventional medical advice that we have been told. My life's goal is to get you healthy and prevent disease. I want to get you OFF of your medications.