Only eating too many TOTAL calories will cause weight gain.
🍌Carbs have 4 calories per gram.
🍗Protein has 4 calories per gram.
🥑Fats have 9 calories per gram.
🥂Alcohol has 7 calories per gram.
All FOUR of these macronutrients provide our body with energy (calories).
Removing an entire food group (carbs) CAN help with reducing the number of total calories which CAN aid in weight loss
❎it’s not sustainable
❎causes you to miss out on TONS of nutrients from carbohydrates such as fiber, thiamine, folate, vitamins A, E & B, calcium, magnesium, iron & potassium
❎can cause hormonal imbalances
❎can cause your workouts to suffer bc you’re body doesn’t have its preferred source of energy fueling it
❎can cause feelings of irritability, fatigue/tiredness, gut health issues etc.
❎cause fear-based issues with foods
❎won’t NECESSARILY lead to weight loss if cutting out carbs causes you to eat MORE fats & proteins to make up for the hunger
👉🏻Instead of “swearing off carbs”,
moderating our total daily caloric consumption from carbs, fats, proteins and alcohol is what will TRULY provide sustained weight loss.
So the next time you think about wanting to lose weight, please remember that it’s about total calorie intake-NOT just your carb intake.
🗣Who else is happy to hear that they don’t have to completely give up pasta? 😍
(we just have to stick to portion sizes!)
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM)
Macro Nutrition Coach (NASM)