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Stop counting calories, instead focus on the nutrient quality of your food

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Stop counting calories and start focusing on the quality of your food, says a recent article by Daily Mail Australia, and we have to agree (in general).  In particular, this article promotes a high-fat Mediterranean diet for health and weight loss.  It has been proven in evidence-based research that restriction and calorie counting alone does not help with weight loss, and may even prompt people to eat more, if the research isn’t enough to convince you, ask anyone who has ever been on a restrictive diet. The text also highlights the importance of unsaturated fats (oily fish, nuts and olive oil) as daily additions to our diet (which we know are essential for a healthy brain and heart).

However, we believe that a diet high in fruit and vegetables, that is naturally high in good plant based oils and fats and contains some healthy protein is the best way to tackle weight loss and promote health.  (We have based our meal plans on this philosophy… that’s why we focus on healthy delicious ingredients, and healthy meals… much more than we do on counting calories.)

Read more here: Daily Mail: Calories obession makes obesity crisis worse

Lisa Cutforth

Lisa Cutforth

Lisa Cutforth is a nutritionist, huge foodie, and owner (plus chef!) of Wholesomeness.

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