Zero calories - Why?
The other day I was wondering in my own head, like we all do sometimes (okay most of the time) why would anyone manufacture calorie free food or beverages? I mean honestly, what is the purpose?
Do you buy these products thinking that you keep your calories intake low and maybe lose some weight? I know it is with a good intention, but please have a read further, you may change your mind.
And to just to clarify, I am talking about low or zero calorie manufactured food, not low in calories natural foods.
The truth is that the market goes with the trend. And the trend is always adjusting to what people think and need. What do we need now?
The trend seems to be EAT MORE (ALL YOU CAN) get taxed less by that scale. Right?
When did we really come to want food with no nutrients. Why would you want something that does not provide any kind of nourishment to your cells?
Why do we “stuff” our bodies (or even lives if you think of it) with meaningless stuff?
The truth is, we can never hack into or trick our natural built in survival system. Even if we do, is temporary.
GO FOR FULL FAT
We cannot support our human needs and body functions if we don’t provide good quality nutrients to our cells. Again, yes we can fill our tummy with zero calories foods or drinks, but it will only satisfy it temporary. You need calories to function.
Eating more food in terms of quantity with less nutrients or calories attached to it, does not mean that we will be fuller for longer or that you will lose weight. These manufactured foods, will vanish quickly from your system and you will want more because your body is not satisfied with it.
People tend to run away from full fat natural products and opt for low fat or processed foods instead. Everyone is free to make different choices for different reasons. But..
When you eat food rich in natural nutrients, be it rich in calories too, there is no need to consume large amounts because your brain will send signals to the cells that enough is received. You will get a natural feeling of satiety. You will not feel hungry as often and you will not think about food all the time.
If you chose empty calories food, you will trick your brain for a bit and then you will crave more later. Simply because your body did not get what it naturally needs.
To sum it up, it is not about the quantity but the quality of food you consume.
YES its sounds tacky, but like they say LESS is MORE.
There is so much of natural good stuff that you can eat out there, why would you go for empty calories?
Of course, you can’t have all of it all the time just because is good for you. Just chose those foods that works best with you and go with that. When you feel you need a change, chose again.
You should think of your food as the best fuel you can offer your body to function at its best, according to your daily needs, routines and schedule. Why would you want to do otherwise?
Work with your body, not against it.
Help your body to function better, give it what it needs, always in good amounts, and get busy with doing other meaningful things that you are meant to do here.