Calorie Counters Beware

The pictures are meant to show that counting calories can be extremely deceptive when it comes to the overall health value of your diet. Both the Asian chicken salad from McDonalds and the Snickers bar have about 280 calories. If you don’t take the nutritional value of what you’re eating into account, and only count the calories, you’re going to have a tough time losing weight short and long term.

I’ve had several people tell me that they’ve have cut back their calories, and that they only consume so many calories a day, but yet can’t lose weight. My first question to them is always, “where are your calories coming from?” The answer to that question usually reveals that although they’re cutting back on calories, the choices of where those calories come from are usually along the lines of snicker bars and other nutritionally empty foods. The good news is that this is easy to fix. Before choosing something to eat, don’t just count the calories, but question the nutritional value.

By the way I love Snickers!