I’ve been having some trouble with the delivery of the email newsletter the past few days, so if you haven’t been getting them, it’s not your fault…
We’re working on a solution to make sure they get delivered each day, and hopefully we’ll have everything squared away by the weekend…
With that said, let’s jump into today’s newsletter about why calories don’t mean as much as you think…
And why I disagree with most doctors on this issue.
There’s an old saying “calories in vs calories out”.
In its most basic form, it means that you have to burn more calories than you’re eating if you want to lose weight.
But this simply is not true.
Because it doesn’t take into account the quality of the food that you’re eating.
Let’s say for 30 days, you and a friend have a weight loss contest.
And you both set a strict rule that you have to eat exactly 2000 calories everyday.
Now let’s say your friend goes crazy and decides to eat nothing but Twinkies, Skittles and cookies for 2000 calories each day.
And you decide to stick to real food. Things like beef, chicken, fish, veggies, fruits, nuts and eggs.
After the 30 days is up who do you think is going to lose more weight?
If you go by “general knowledge” you should both lose about the same, because you ate the same amount of calories.
But I’d be willing to bet a pretty penny that you lose more weight…
Furthermore, I’d be willing to bet my entire 401k that you would look and feel a whole lot better than you’re friend.
And in the end that’s what really matters…
What good is it to lose 25 lbs on a crash diet if you feel like a walking zombie all day?
Do you think that’s something you’d actually stick to?
Of course not.
You’d just wind-up feeling guilty and ashamed when you eventually put all that weight back on.
Too many people think it’s all about calories.
But it’s not.
Your body craves REAL food.
Eating REAL food is the main reason I’m able to eat a LOT of food, yet still stay lean year ’round.
– Jeff Reagan
Founder, Patriot Health Alliance