Those 500 calories (or thereabouts) you celebrate eating on fast days... what kind of calories were they?
Radio program about calorie counting worth listening to, particularly as we all count what calories we are eating when following 5:2 (either accurately or broadly)
.. and they are looking for weight loss trial participants.
This is a good program about very low calorie/low energy diets and what calories really mean.. Intermittent fasting diet is spoken of positively by obesity expert from Sydney University.
I heard it Sunday morning on Radio National program "Blueprint for Living" last weekend. I posted this the other day but the headline made you think i was posting something about calories in walnuts.. So attempting to post it again to get you to listen.
5:2 is all about calorie consumption and calorie counting (limiting on 2 days not limiting on 5 other days). It is worth considering that not all calories are the same ...
Don't just look at calories of food (per those nutrition guides of calories in food)
Some points I summarise here after listening to it a few times (I hope I said it accurately but please correct me if needed.) .
- A calorie measures maximum energy from the food but you don't consume all the energy of that food.
- A calorie is only a guide for food, particularly processed foods.
- You excrete the calories that you eat in some foods.. they have less calories than the food you consume.
- Different people metabolise calories in different ways.
- Calories are useful for comparing foods - dont get too fixated on the numbers.
- The quality of the calories count the most.. eat whole, minimally processed plant based foods for your weight loss!
- Long term low calorie diets does not increase risk of binge eating (per short term studies)
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http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... es/7138934