Great article in the New York Times about the increase in obesity as people become more aware of counting calories.
When you limit your calorie intake, you are most likely causing your metabolism to slow down. When your metabolism slows down your body feels hungry, craving carbs for a quick fix (since they are the easiest to digest). We should actually be more concerned with watching our carb and sugar intake and replace those “fillers” with actual substance: protein and veggies. If you are avoiding carbs, refined sugars and white potatoes, there’s no need to stress about calorie intake! Personally, I don’t plan to give up all grains, but limiting them has certainly yielded results.
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