Not All Calories are Created Equally: How Choosing the Right Food Helped One Woman Lose 16lbs in 4 Weeks
You’ve eaten every single one of the 1500 calories your app has recommended you eat each day, and you’re STILL HUNGRY!
What’s more? You’ve been sticking to this daily allotment of calories and yet the scale doesn’t move.
You’ve put all of your effort into counting calories for weight loss, and instead, you’re left feeling frustrated and defeated without any results.
Many of the clients that come to us are used to hearing the same thing:
“In order to lose weight, you must limit your calorie intake”.
The focus is on counting calories, when the truth is that not all calories are created equal.
One of the core values that we teach our clients is the MIND, BODY, SPIRIT approach to health.
Once our clients understand that health is MORE than just numbers and food, that’s when the magic happens… massive weight loss, more energy than they had in their 20’s, an easier time falling and staying asleep at night, and the confidence to live life on their terms!
Instead of counting calories, we encourage our clients to redirect their focus to nutrient density instead.
Nutrient density is the ratio of beneficial nutrients to calories per serving of each item of food.
We guide our clients to reach for fresh foods that make them feel full and satisfied, instead of the foods that fit within a specified calorie limit.
For example, avocado has a much higher nutrient density than a diet soda.
Though the diet soda has zero calories and a serving of avocado has around 234 calories, the avocado is ultimately the better choice because it contains healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, the avocado not only keeps you full longer, but it provides you with a variety of nutrients!!
Let’s take a look at my wonderful client, Nicole, for a great example of how choosing the right food supports weight loss:
Before she came to see me, she was struggling with the following:
- Difficulty losing weight
- Craving the wrong foods
- Eating out of boredom
- Poor sleep
Nicole had already tried numerous other weight loss programs with very little success. However, her daughter told her about our Living Light Reset Program and she decided to give it a chance.
Since Nicole started our program at the beginning of January. In six weeks she released a total of 27.4 lbs. This was the first time she had seen the scale under 190lbs in 10 years! As of July 26th, Nicole is now at 148.2 lbs.
Instead of eating out of boredom and craving the wrong foods, she is eating a healthy wholesome diet and doesn’t have cravings anymore.
Her sleep has also greatly improved. Instead of waking throughout the night, she gets a full night’s sleep and wakes feeling refreshed and energized!
Nicole’s story is only one example of the amazing results that our clients see. Our clients are always so proud of themselves when they see non-scale victories like:
- More energy
- Deeper sleep
- Clearer skin
- Better digestion
- Less pain and inflammation
So how did Nicole and so many others experience such incredible results?
- Through consistently practicing the SIMPLE and SUSTAINABLE lifestyle strategies and healing habits that we empower our clients with.
- Through joining a COMMUNITY of like-minded, heart-centered people traveling the same path and holding each other accountable so everyone SUCCEEDS.
- Through utilizing some of the amazing BONUSES that we gift to our clients to help them lose weight for good while healing their body from the inside out.
As we encourage and empower our clients to focus on the nutrient content of their food instead of the calorie content, we are helping them to create a new sustainable habit to improve their sleep, digestion, stress, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors!
Just like Nicole’s story, when you choose foods that are low in nutrients like french fries, soda, or anything processed, your body begins to crave those foods….
Over time, eating this way consistently will cause you to lose energy, gain weight, and impair your digestion among many other things.
When you learn about the nutritional value of the food that you put in your body, you learn how to choose better options, like whole foods that taste delicious and help you regain your energy, lose weight, and feel and look the best you have ever felt!
If you’re feeling stuck in your weight loss journey and feel like you’ve “tried everything” and “nothing works”, you’re not alone!
You CAN look and feel better than you have in years – I invite you to take action TODAY and book a complimentary 20- minute Wellness Discovery Call!
On the call we’ll dive into:
- Where you’re currently at with your health and the specific challenges you’re facing
- What you’ve tried in the past that hasn’t worked
- What your specific goals are and why they’re important to you
Then we’ll see if The Living Light Program is a great fit for you!
Author: Dipa Chauhan
Dipa Chauhan is a certified R Ph, CFMP, FLT Therapist, Functional and Lifestyle Medicine Provider.
Dipa’s love for cooking and helping people led to the creation of the "Doctor's Orders: Your Essential Cookbook To A Plant Strong Anti-Inflammatory Diet". Here you can find over 250 healthy and easy recipes, weekly shopping lists and menus. Through this website Dipa has benefited thousands of people all around the world.
Dipa enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son Devin. Dipa also enjoys exercising, walking and other outdoor activities.
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She has over 6 years of pharmacy experience ranging from retail pharmacy, mail order pharmacy and clinical hospital pharmacy.
She completed a hospital pharmacy residency with rotations in ICU, nephrology, general medicine, pediatrics, drug distribution, cardiology and drug information.