So many young people in today’s world get healthy living all wrong. Healthy living is NOT counting calories, excessively working out, and skipping meals. That is extremely unhealthy. To me, healthy living is having a balanced diet full up nutritious foods that fuel and provide for what your body needs. Healthy living is working out 3-4 times a week, and if you miss a day, it’s not the end of the world. Healthy living is not counting calories, because calories are irrelevant.
You should be counting nutritional value. So many people ask me how many calories are in certain healthy concoctions I make, and I cannot answer them. I don’t count calories because it doesn’t matter. Avocados are high in good-fats that your body needs, and are also higher in calories. But are they bad for you? NO. Avocados are so good for your body, as long as you don’t eat five a day. On the other hand, McDonalds Coke 0, as you know, contains 0 calories? But is it good for you? HELL NO. Just because something contains a low amount of calories, doesn’t mean you forget about all the other ingredients in it, like sodium, sugar, fat, etc. Something may be low in calories, but high in all those other categories. And like fruits, vegetables, smoothies and any other thing that may be higher in calories, those calories are good! People are constantly looking at calories like they’re a bad thing that will make them fat, and are constantly forgetting the fact that we need calories to survive.
Every single food has calories in them, but that shouldn’t matter. Eating healthy is about having a balance between foods that are good for your body, but still treating yourself when you feel you deserve it. This doesn’t mean eating McDonalds every night is a treat, because you are just putting harmful toxins into your body that will not aid in weight loss.
Forget about keeping track of calories or numbers on a scale, and focus on keeping track of what makes you feel good.