It’s at the heart of most popular diets. No doubt it’s been a part of one or two you’ve tried yourself.
In fact, if you’re trying to lose weight or control your blood sugar, you may even be doing it RIGHT NOW.
Or you might be one of those folks who always has it at the back of your mind when you’re shopping, cooking, and eating.
I’m talking, of course, about counting calories. And it is time to bust this… the BIGGEST of the weight loss myths… wide open.
Today I’m going to blow the lid off EVERYTHING you’ve been told about diet. I’ll explain why carefully counting calories often leads to failure and frustration instead of fat loss. And I’ll reveal why so many “dieters” end up weighing more instead of less.
You see, there’s a better way. One where you CAN lose weight without counting so much as a single calorie.
The TRUTH about calories
A calorie is a calorie. Well, that’s what they want you to believe, anyway.
And sure, it seems to make perfect sense. Keep your calorie counts in check, and you’ll lose weight, or at least stop gaining it.
In some cases, the “where” is even MORE important.
And as a result, millions of calorie-counting Americans who THINK they’re eating relatively healthy when they choose processed foods are actually living dangerously.
Now it’s not news that processed foods aren’t the healthiest choice, of course. But most folks make exceptions like, for example, those “healthy” frozen diet meals. Countless busy people turn to them for a quick lunch or dinner, and an easy way to count and control calories.
But the truth is there are no exceptions when it comes to processed foods. Whether it’s a diet bar, a pack of “skinny” veggie straws, or a frozen diet meal, the new study confirms the problem isn’t merely tracking those calories.
It’s what, specifically, is IN those calories. And the chemicals in processed foods… even allegedly “healthy” processed foods… can destroy your metabolism.
Quit counting and do THIS instead
One key culprit is a specific additive called emulsifiers.
They’re used in baked goods, frozen meals, beverages, sauces, dressings, deli meats, and more to help with texture, shelf life, and to prevent ingredients from separating.
Experiments on mice found that these chemicals alter the gut microbiome in ways that lead to weight gain and higher blood sugar regardless of the calories consumed.
A second recent study shows what happens next. For every 10 percent of your calories that come from processed foods, your risk of diabetes jumps by 15 percent.
But the good news is both studies show a way out. It doesn’t have a thing to do with counting calories. And it’s as obvious as it is easy.
Ditch the processed foods. For every 10 percent of processed foods you cut from your diet, your diabetes risk will drop by up 9 percent. And the weight loss will naturally follow.
The good news is you can stop stressing about calories. No more math. Just eating.
And it’s easier than you think to eat TRULY healthy. Just get back to basics by eating more fresh, whole, and natural foods. Home-cooked meals taste better anyway.