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All Calories Are Not Created Equal

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

News of government plans to force restaurants to add calorie listings on their menus is causing a lot of controversy from a business point of view (costs to small businesses, in particular) but may also lead to deeply damaging consequences.

Calorie-counting, along with low-fat products and dieting, is now commonly accepted as not only ineffective in reducing weight but potentially harming to your health. But how ‘wrong’ is it to be counting calories?

#1 Low calorie foods are not always healthy. Often filled with artificial, harmful sweeteners, gut-destroying fillers, devoid of nutrients, they will compromise your health, immunity, digestion, moods, hormonal balance etc.

#2 Low calorie foods will not make you thinner. In fact, most low calorie, low fat foods have been found to contribute to weight gain! How? Because…

#3 Low calorie foods will not keep you full and content. The protein and good fats in 1 tablespoon of nut butter for instance will go a far longer way to keep you satisfied, fuller and less likely to crave sugar – than having a low-calorie granola bar.

#4 Low calorie food = exhaustion – just like a car needs ‘proper’ petrol to burn fuel, so does your body. Your furnace (metabolism) will slow down and (almost) stop burning calories/fat if not fed the right fuel, leading to feeling ‘flat’ and unable to shed weight.

#5 Calorie-counting and reducing low cal makes you feel deprived – this will only contribute to hiking your levels of stress-hormones (cortisol) which also happens to be your fat-storing hormones..oops!

These are only a few reasons not to be counting calories – let’s move to the 21st century and focus on adopting healthy, nurturing habits, rather than boost the profits of ‘low-calorie diet’ companies!

Book a complimentary phone consultation below and I’ll explain how all who work with me stop dieting, eat ‘proper’ and plenty of foods and still manage to lose weight!..


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Brighton (UK)-based and international Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach

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Nathalie Sansonetti

BA, MA, DNn, Dip AIT, HCI Certified Coach

Join more than 800 people I have helped with their health and nutrition needs. You can trust my qualifications and experience to achieve the same results for you.

  • Nutritional Therapist (10+ years)
  • Accredited Health Coach (Health Coach Institute)
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy/Matrix Re-imprinting Practitioner 
  • Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, Member
  • UK Health Coaching Association, Member

The information on this course is not intended to replace medication or advice from your general practitioner (GP), medical doctor or specialist and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information based on the research and experience of Nathalie Sansonetti and her work as a Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach. N.Sansonetti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.