While taking the Spark Quiz this morning I ran into this explanation of how it does matter what you eat vs staying in calorie range and eating whatever you want. One is better for weight loss than the other and is an explanation for a lot of frustration.
"Your body has many complex processes that determine when energy gets put into and taken out of storage (fat cells).
These processes are directly affected by what, when and how much you eat.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet will make it easier for your body to burn fat and prevent the food you eat from being stored as fat.
Whole, minimally processed foods and nutritionally-balanced meals are better than meals that are high in refined sugars, sodium, and/or processed grains.
It's much harder for your body to turn lean protein, fruits, veggies and whole grains into fat than it is to turn sugar and refined foods into fat, for example.
And more research is showing that a diet of whole foods is metabolized more efficiently than modern-day's processed food products, which may slow metabolism and lead to weight gain."
Fork down - activity up!!
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