⭐️Calories aren’t everything.⭐️
If you want to lose weight, it’s true that calories are going to be the most important factor to achieve that. We know that you need to be in a caloric deficit overall to lose weight.
But that does not mean that a food that is low calorie is automatically healthy. On the flip side, that also doesn’t mean that high-calorie food is unhealthy, either.
Extra virgin olive oil is loaded up with calories, but it’s generally considered quite healthy. Same with avocado, nuts, or seeds. Those are all great food choices. A spoonful of straight sugar is actually quite low calorie, but it doesn’t offer much health benefit otherwise.
We tend to gravitate towards low-calorie foods, chasing what is the most “macro-friendly” to keep us on track. But your weight goals are only temporary.
It’s important to focus on your long-term overall health as well, and that’s not always going to mean eating low calorie.💪🏻
Our goals aren’t always weight loss. If we want to perform well in athletics, build muscle, or just feel frankly feel great, we need to EAT. When the goal is a larger amount of calories overall, are we going to always grab the lowest calorie foods? Of course not.💪🏻
In those cases, eating higher calorie foods is actually going to benefit us more.🥩🥦
No food is inherently healthy or unhealthy. This is especially true when you’re ONLY looking at calories.
Food may be very low calorie but offer little benefit otherwise. On the flip side, food may be much higher in calories but packed with protein and tons of vitamins and minerals.
We all define “healthy” differently. But whatever your definition is, calories should not always be the driving force.🔥