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The Principles of Energy Balance

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

What I want to start with is making you realize that the process of calorie counting is not an exact science; plus being able to explain why I say that.

What I am going to do is explain why calorie counting is fundamentally flawed and the following series of posts will outline the five reasons why I have made that statement.

I have heard it said over and over again "Make no mistake, the principles of energy balance work". Let's face it when you take in more calories than you expend; you will lose weight, and just as true is the statement if you take in fewer calories than you expend, you will gain weight.

Let's face facts -- when you try to count calories is only an attempt is such a flawed method due to the fact that you cannot truly depend on the calorie information that is printed on food packages is even accurate.

This is due to the way that calories are calculated by the food packagers (that is if they are calculated at all), which is surprisingly inaccurate.

Lastly, there is the fact that the food inside of the package is correctly noted, but once the food is opened up and cooked, chopped, or even blended the amount of energy stated on the nutritional label tells you the amount of energy available for digestion and absorption has changed.

The next post will start to explain what happens once that food same food enters your body.....


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