Part 3: A Calorie Is NOT A Calorie:Why Junk Food In Moderation Is Bad for You

Continue ReadingPart 3: A Calorie Is NOT A Calorie:Why Junk Food In Moderation Is Bad for You

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What is the foundation of turning nutrition into a lifestyle, so your thoughts aren’t constantly preoccupied with food; so you don’t feel constantly hungry and so you don’t wonder how to trick your grueling stomach?

The answer is that you should find the right approach to control hunger and appetite. And the right approach has nothing to do with “tricking” your body and your hunger. And it has everything to do with giving your body enough quality food, which will provide it with the necessary fuel for your muscles and organs, so your brain can get to receive signals that “everything is under control” and that the proper functioning and the survival of the body are ensured.

As I already mentioned on my Facebook page, the lack of fuel for the active tissues provides the
primary signal to eat. It’s calories BURNED as energy, not calories EATEN, that determines appetite, hunger, and how much one eats. The calories that enter the mouth and stomach don’t control food intake. How the body disposes of the calories it eats, either into fat for storage or into muscles and organs for burning, determines food intake.

What does that mean? You could eat a pork steak with broccoli and then feel satiety for a long time, as well as enough energy.

And you could eat a portion of pasta with some kind of sauces and then after an hour your thoughts will be preoccupied with food again; then eat one-two slices of bread with some peanut butter and jelly and then after an hour you will be there again- wondering what to eat!

Thus the steak and broccoli, as a sum of calories will be less than the pasta, the peanut butter sandwiches and whatever else you eat.

Why does it turn out like this?  The first meal makes you feel full for longer, and the second type of food even though the sum of the meals, equals more calories altogether, makes you feel the need of more food?

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Q&A: Myths About Low- Carb, High-Fat Diets Debunked

Continue ReadingQ&A: Myths About Low- Carb, High-Fat Diets Debunked


Today it is time for me to get in the role of answering questions, and my invisible friend will be asking them! Our conversation is gonna revolve around low-carb, high-fat diets; common myths about them and the use of a ketogenic diet!

Q: Ok, last week I think I understood why a high fat diet isn’t going to raise my cholesterol and that it is insulin I should watch like a hawk. I’ve been thinking a lot to start eating a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, but I still have some concerns.
A: Glad you understood my explanation. Go ahead and tell me what scares you about eating a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Hope I could help!

Q: You know that carbs are essential nutrients for life. After all they are the preferred body fuel. How am I gonna be healthy if I rely on fat to be my main fuel?
A: (more…)

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