Ditch Calories In Versus Calories Out
We’ve been spoon-fed this line forever: To lose weight you have to eat less than you burn. But that’s an overly simplified way of looking at it, says Dr. Nazario. “Not all calories are the same. A high-protein diet is thermogenic,” which means your body actually has to work and burn extra calories to break all the protein down. And forcing your body into ketosis (fat-burning mode) by limiting carbs sheds pounds in a very different way than restricting overall calorie intake. Your gut microbes may even affect how much you weigh — though it’s certainly too early to simply rely on kimchi and probiotics for weight loss. The bottom line here is that weight loss can be complicated, which is why it’s best to seek out a diet plan. If your MD isn’t up for helping you with a comprehensive plan, asked to be referred to a registered dietitian.