Four Reasons Why a Calorie Is Not a Calorie
What are High- and Low-Quality Calories?
High quality calories are SANE. They are Satisfying, unAggressive, Nutritious and inEfficient. They fill us up quickly and keep us full for a long time. They trigger a healthy hormonal reaction. They provide many nutrients. And they are not easily converted into body fat. Low-quality calories are just the opposite. They are inSANE. It takes a lot of them to fill us up, and they don’t keep us full for long. They cause hormonal havoc. They do not provide many nutrients. And our body can easily convert them into body fat.
How to Easily Eat High-Quality Calories
Eating SANE calories is simple. Focus on whole foods that are high in water, fiber and protein. For example:
- Non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, asparagus)
- Nutrient-dense proteins (seafood, grass-fed beef, organ meats, free-range poultry, plain Greek yogurt)
- Whole-food natural fats (nuts and seeds)
- Low-sugar fruits (strawberries, blueberries, oranges, grapefruits)
Eat so many of these SANE foods that you are too full for inSANE dry, low-fiber, and protein poor-starches (like bread, cereal, pasta) and sweets (soda, juice, cookies). Ironically, far from suggesting that starvation is healthy, science shows that eating so much more SANE food that we’re too full for inSANE food is the most effective and sustainable way to burn fat and boost health. Imagine almost always being too full for dessert.
No Need for Name Calling
We’re not lazy, and we’re not gluttons. We’ve been misinformed. Let’s consider our time together here step one toward fixing that. There’s much more simple science we can leverage to reach our health and fitness goals more effectively than we ever thought possible.