I love this article.
When I was looking for updated info on weight loss, I've been hearing a lot about "keto" diets, and after reading what it's about, I knew right away that that way of eating would not be sustainable for me long term, and I question it's safety. I don't want tricks, I want to feed my body what it needs to be healthy.
I do track my calories, but this article makes a good point about focusing on more than that. If all my calories are junk, even if it's at/under my goal for the day, that's not very healthy for me, is it? Plus, it doesn't take long before you see a pattern of how trying to juggle high-calorie foods in small enough amounts to stay within your goal will leave you hungry each day. By ADDING things like fiber, protein, etc, you tend to end up with food that leaves you feeling fuller AND healthier. I think a good approach is 90/10, with 90% eating very healthy food, and saving 10% each day for something you love that would otherwise be "banned" from a certain diet.
All or nothing is not sustainable. Moderation is great.
- 12/11/2015 2:07:46 AM