Check out this great article on Debunking The Calorie Myth– Why “Calories in, Calories Out” is Wrong by Kris Gunnars of Authority Nutrition. Read it once and after your head stops spinning, read it again. Seriously, this is like taking Nutrition 101.
Some really great take aways. Here’s one of them:
“Optimal nutrition and disease prevention go way beyond just calories.”
I think the notion of “calories in vs. calories out” is ridiculous.
Foods affect our bodies in different ways and go through different metabolic pathways.
Not only that, but the foods we eat can directly affect the hormones that regulate when and how much we eat.
Therefore, the types of foods we base our diet around are just as important as the amount of calories we are eating.