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Summary

​In this episode Amanda and Dr. Paul focus on some of the basics to help you understand when it comes to calories, macros, and real food. There is a ton of conflicting information out there on these topics which can make it even harder to navigate and make the right decision. We help break it down into some basic concepts.​Think of calories as simply energy needed to live and thrive. Calories aren't inherently bad.There is no magic number of how many calories you need to eat per day as this fluctuates drastically day to day and week to week. Most people are either under eating or overeating and are more stressed when they only focus on calories in and calories out.Macros are Carbs, Fats, and Proteins. Tracking these is a better option to see where your energy from food is coming from.There are no such things as a bad or good Real FoodFocusing on Real Food ensures better quality macronutrients, micronutrients, and more food freedomThere is no one best dietThe best diet is the one that energizes you the most, makes you the healthiest and the one you can stick to long-termYou aren't a 5 year old. Grow up and stop thinking you need ultra-processed foodsArticles mentioned in the Podcast: https://examine.com/nutrition/low-fat-vs-low-carb-for-weight-loss/...Support Our Sponsor HealthIQ and see if you save up to 33% on your life insurance policy. healthiq.com/healthgeeksLeave us a rating and review on iTunes: healthgeeks.co/podcast..."ZigZag" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensecreativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/***Note some links are affiliate links we will receive a small commission if you purchase anything through these links. There is no extra cost to you***

Show Notes

​In this episode Amanda and Dr. Paul focus on some of the basics to help you understand when it comes to calories, macros, and real food. There is a ton of conflicting information out there on these topics which can make it even harder to navigate and make the right decision. We help break it down into some basic concepts.


  • ​Think of calories as simply energy needed to live and thrive. Calories aren't inherently bad.
  • There is no magic number of how many calories you need to eat per day as this fluctuates drastically day to day and week to week. Most people are either under eating or overeating and are more stressed when they only focus on calories in and calories out.
  • Macros are Carbs, Fats, and Proteins. Tracking these is a better option to see where your energy from food is coming from.
  • There are no such things as a bad or good Real Food
  • Focusing on Real Food ensures better quality macronutrients, micronutrients, and more food freedom
  • There is no one best diet
  • The best diet is the one that energizes you the most, makes you the healthiest and the one you can stick to long-term
  • You aren't a 5 year old. Grow up and stop thinking you need ultra-processed foods


Articles mentioned in the Podcast: https://examine.com/nutrition/low-fat-vs-low-carb-for-weight-loss/

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"ZigZag" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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