I don't usually do this but I'm getting really fed up of people claiming that good calories vs bad calories - and swapping the good for the bad as it's the same calorie value - is the way forward when it comes to food.
Firstly, calorie counting can work but personally I don't believe that this is a permanent solution to your food problems, especially when people swap good calories (like good fats - avocados, good carbs - sweet potatoes, proteins etc) with food that has a lower calorie content but is high in sugar and other rubbish that you can't pronounce.
Calories are a way of determining energy, so if you're swapping your nuts (in one of the examples someone gives) with a handful of sweets, then your actually processing the sugar a lot quicker than your body can allow. This in turn, increases your insulin to overwork in order to process the excess energy it's been given, and when it can't process it anymore, the excess energy turns to fat. Where does that fat go? Visceral - meaning it sticks to your organs and belly.
And just don't even get me started on the psychological affects that calorie counting does to people, it's definitely not for everyone!
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a balanced approach to food, but how about you make your own versions of your healthy snacks rather than remaining in the viscous cycle that this person is trying to encourage.
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