Monday, February 18, 2013

Calories in Vs Calories out

Since the 1970's we have become a society obsessed with calories.  Research has told us that we need to consume less calories than we burn in a given day.  That makes sense and i know i have been concerned with this philosophy for most of my life.  Fast forward to 2013 and now that philosophy has been proven to be wrong by many different experts and Gary Taubes is one of the leading experts that is proving this point.

Since the mid 70's, we have been involved in the fitness revolution and obesity has increased in this country and isn't getting better.  So if we have been so obsessed with calories in vs calories out, then why is this statistic getting worse?  When it really comes down to it, obesity has to do with diet and not as much as exercise.  Specifically the processed foods and grains in the diet.  A diet of no grains is preferred for maintaining a healthy weight. 

We here at the WBHC have been using a grain and gluten free nutritional program with our clients over the last 2 years.  We have been getting good feedback from a lot of clients who have seen their weight get back under control, digestive issues improved, gas and bloating have almost completely been eliminated. 

Bottom Line, weight isn't about calories in vs calories out.  Its more about what you are putting in your body.

Visit our website for more information on how we can help you hear at the clinic.  We would love to help you.

1 comment:

My Complete Nutritionist said...

Absolutely right Shawn. Great you are encouraging your clients in a gluten-free diet. Wheat turns into glucose faster than sugar does! And what we call wheat today is a far cry, in fact it has no resemblance to the wheat of our forefathers. With the coming of the Industrial Revolution the public demand for a product with esthetic qualities confured upon it both in texture and color, growers were forced through cross-hybridization to create a wheat protein foreign to human consumption. Hence, Celiac Disease and wheat intolerances from mild to severe.