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LESSON #27 – Keto Calorie Count For Weight Loss – Why Tracking Calories To Lose Weight Doesn’t Work

Have you been told you need to track calories to lose weight? This video destroys the calories in vs calories our hypothesis.

For years I told my clients to track every calories. The result, 99.99% failure rate. It doesn’t matter if you are eating a ketogenic, low carb high fat diet, I still wouldn’t recommend keeping track of these calories because its a distraction to what really matters; the hormones and the metabolism.

Food is NOT just about calories; food is information. When we eat food, every bite signals a metabolic response. 💯

We can choose to eat high quality foods that will elicit a healthy metabolic response, or we can choose to eat poor quality foods that will elicit a negative metabolic response; the choice is yours. 🤔

There’s a significant difference between 500 calories of a kale salmon salad, and 500 calories of gummy bears.

The former will elicit a healthier metabolic response, the latter will cause hormonal disruption, rollercoaster energy levels and weight gain (symptom). 🤬

They are the same exact calories. The human body doesn’t give a crap about calories! ✊🏻

There’s no mechanism or receptor sites in the human body that keeps track of calories. So why the heck do we count them?🤔

👉🏻 The human body is NOT a calculator.
👉🏻 The human body is NOT a bank account.
👉🏻 The human body is NOT a math equation.
👉🏻The human body is a complex chemistry lab. 🙌🏻

It’s time to stop focusing on the quantity, and start focusing on the quality of the foods we are eating.🙏

Remember, every bite we take signals a metabolic response. Food is information. Send the best information to your body.🕺🏻

// T I M E S T A M P S

00:54 The George Costanze Effect
02:15 Diet wars. This is a example of how ridiculous these diet arguments are
04:36 Health Formula: Thesis vs Antithesis = Synthesis
05:30 Counting calories fails 99.99% of the time
05:50 Dr. Jason Fung analogy: proximate cause vs ultimate cause
08:50 The human body doesn’t have any mechanisms or receptors to count calories
09:18 Why do so many doctors, dietitians, nutritionists and personal trainers teach the calories in vs calories out approach to weight loss? Why this approach does not work longterm, only short term.
12:50 Controversial statement: 40% of the funding for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes from big foods companies, one of them being Coca-Cola who created this energy balance hypothesis
13:50 The Biggest Loser TV show example
15:05 How eating more calories can result in weight loss
15:50 Food is not just about calories. Food is information
16:10 500 calories from a kale salad vs 500 calories from gummy bears