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Calories, Smalories: Why I Don’t Count my Cals

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

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Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Laughing Cow cheese wedges ]

Calories, Smalories! Recently I have received a lot e-mails in regards to counting calories- so, should you or shouldn’t you? Truthfully, I never, ever look at the calorie count [ I mean my OCD would be off the charts if I even attempted to do this…]. For many people that’s how they maintain their weight- and that’s completely fine because everyone’s body responds differently. As far as results go, my body tones up quicker when I pay extra attention to simple sugar. Sugar turns into fat [ particularly on the ass, thighs, & stomach area ].

Something that I will never forget: a couple years ago I heard Jackie Warner [ an amazing trainer ] say this…”choose foods with five grams of sugar per serving or less. Sugar hides in foods under clever names like beet sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, lactose, maltodextrin, marital [ a sugar alcohol ], mannitol [ a sugar alcohol ], sorbitol [ a sugar alcohol ], sucrose, & turbinado sugar. These sugars are in everything from protein bars and shakes to breads to diary. Sugar is found not only in things that are sweet but in processed food like ketchup, spaghetti sauce, & BBQ sauce.” <<<<<<< EWWWWW- personally I like to know what I am fueling my body with!

Jackie then went on to recommend specific tips to break that evil “sugar habit”: rid simple sugars from the fridge, in replacement buy fruits [ think: apples, pears, berries, & citrus foods { these are natural sugars } ], exercise regularly, graze on healthy snacks throughout the day [ I picked some of my favorites above & below: see sugar grams ], drinks lots of water, & cut back on caffeine.

See, easy, peasy. Do you count calories?

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Rosemary Flackers: flaxseed crackers ]

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Fresh hummus ]

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Purity low-carb bread ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

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