Figuring out how much to eat or whether tracking macros is right for you can seem tough, and even more so when everyone and their mother’s friend’s neighbor’s plumber’s high school teacher has advice to give you, too. The truth is that the answer can be different for different people, but assuming you don’t have any disease or illnesses that affect your hormones or metabolism, it doesn’t have to be super complicated.
After reading Part 3 of this series, we hope to help you understand that there is no “one” right way, and that once you adopt good nutritional habits as part of your daily routine, it’s much easier to manipulate your body-weight if doing so is a goal.
Have you heard the expression, “A calorie is a calorie?” Some say that carbohydrate, fat and protein calories all effect body weight the same. This is total BS. They suggest that to lose 1 lb., you need to consume roughly 500 calories less each day, and that it doesn’t matter what type of calories you cut out or leave in as long as you cut your calories.
It might sound reasonable, but you guessed it, total BS! A calorie is not a calorie, in more than one way. Carbohydrate, fat and protein calories are each processed by the body in a distinct way, and each effect the body very differently.