blogger Jimmy Moore and his wife Christine decided to address the issue of calories and their importance on the healthy low-carb lifestyle in the latest installment of their popular “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb on YouTube” series.
In Episode 71, Jimmy and Christine talk about whether it is the quantity of calories or the quality of the calories you consume that matters most when you are eating low-carb (or any nutritional approach designed for weight loss for that matter). Although fat has more than twice as many calories per gram as carbohydrate or protein, the nutrient-density of that fat calories will keep your appetite suppressed and hunger under control much more efficiently than consuming large amounts of carbs which actually stimulate insulin leading to hunger pangs shortly after eating them.
Jimmy cites a fantastic book written by low-carb physician Dr. James E. Carlson called “GENOCIDE: How Your Doctor’s Dietary Ignorance Will Kill You!” that you really ought to pick up a copy of for your personal healthy library:
In Chapter 6 of his book, Dr. Carlson explains why the idea of “burning” calories is mistaken and that in the grand scheme of nutrition the calorie is completely irrelevant. One patient was eating 2,000 calories a day and exercising, but could not lose weight. Dr. Carlson switched him to a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb nutritional approach consuming upwards of 6,000-8,000 calories daily without changing his exercise routine and LOST weight. While many of the so-called health “experts” want to deny there is a metabolic advantage to low-carb eating, the fact is people CAN consume MORE calories (mainly fat and protein) and shed the pounds. It happens all the time to those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb!
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