Counting calories isn’t all that important to me anymore. That’s because switching to a low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet has meant I’ve cut out all the high calorie treats I once ate like cookies, cake, fatty beef, ribs, etc. I routinely eat less than the 2,100 calories a day I’m supposed to eat to maintain my weight these days, which is why I’ve lost 30 ponds in the 18 months since having my angioplasty.
I now firmly believe it’s impossible to get fat eating only healthy foods, that is foods without salt, fat or sugar added. You would have to eat prodigious amounts of vegetables and dry white meat chicken to gain any weight. This view was bolstered by a chart I found recently about 100 calorie servings.
If you click the link above, you’ll see that you can eat two cups of strawberries to reach 100 calories. That’s a pound of strawberries, even I can’t eat that many in one sitting and even if I did, it would only be 100 calories! Yet only one ounce of pretzels has 100 calories! OR three-eighths of a doughnut! I used to eat six doughnuts at a time, which I later cut down to four and thought I was doing good. The angioplasty reminded me I wasn’t, so doughnuts are only s dream for me most days now.
So if you’re worried about your weight, worry first about cutting salt, fat and sugar. Do that, and you will drop pounds.