What do you associate the word “calories” with? What causes: fear, interest, irritation, sense of control? Today, together with the famous nutritionist, we will talk about why you should not build your life around mathematical formulas, make it easier thanks to understanding how it works at a deeper level, and see on the plate not only the amount and numbers, but the information thanks to which everything falls into place.
It’s like with people. As they tell us: “don’t judge by the picture!”. Many people think that losing weight is just a matter of counting calories.
I took everything into account: food, sports! I do not go beyond the (so-called) norm, but the process does not proceed. I will reduce the caloric intake even more, increase the number of training sessions, it should work, — this is the mistake many girls make.
In fact, even careful calorie calculations do not always produce the same results. How your body burns calories depends on a number of factors, including the composition and type of food you eat, your metabolic rate, and even your gut microbiome.
Of course, there are cases when the application of the formula is a necessity. For example, if we are dealing with nutritional support when gaining body weight or for the maximum effect from a keto diet, or with morbid obesity, with pathologies of the liver and kidneys, when the course of the pathological process depends on specific numbers.
There are major factors that affect how specifically you will respond to the calories you consume and what you will end up with:
1. State and composition of the intestinal microbiome
We all know that our inner world is not only about experiences, feelings, state of mind. These are trillions of microorganisms that can bring both benefit and harm to digestive processes, inflammation, and immune dysfunction.
2. Direction of movement of metabolism
You are a mixture of genetics and environment. All this characterizes one or another measure of our body’s reaction to the influence.
3. The type of food you consume
It has been proven that the choice towards processed/unprocessed food plays a big role. Our brain loves a set of foods and products that are in their natural form. In addition, we understand that 100 kcal of a natural element is much more valuable for our health compared to artificial fillers. Focus on the quality of the food you consume.
4. Physical activity
Movement and physical activity are not 3 times a week in the gym. It is routine, part of our daily routines.
It is extremely important to develop the habit of falling asleep no later than 11 p.m.
Put a barrier between yourself and the relentless stress. Allow yourself to rest.