Calorie counting is an outdated and inaccurate method of dieting.  I am opposed to calorie counting for many reasons.  One of the biggest reasons, is because the calorie count of what you eat is totally irrelevant to the content!  You could compare the calorie count of a serving of organic peanut butter to the calorie count of a pack of Reece’s peanut butter cups, and they would be practically the same.  But if you have any sense of healthy eating, all calories aside, it should be very obvious that the organic peanut butter is the healthiest choice.  It doesn’t matter how many calories something has, what matters is in the ingredients.  Many “healthy” snacks and low calorie options are very unhealthy- they replace sugar with chemicals!  If you actually want to lose weight to “be healthy”, don’t take short cuts.  Eat real food, not food that’s extremely chemically processed, overly preserved, pre-packaged, colored, bleached, stripped of all original flavor and nutrients and coated in more chemicals.  They are low cal because chemicals don’t have calories, they are not food. In the long run, it’s weight loss snacks like these that will do more bad than good.  These chemicals have proven to be cancerous and hurt your body in many different ways.  They will not aid weight loss, they make it harder for your body to process and function.

Let go of calorie counting by replacing low cal packaged snacks with veggies and nuts!  Think about how you feel when you eat, and don’t force yourself to finish what’s on your plate.  Eat when you’re hungry- it’s okay!  Just be sure to pick the healthiest option.  Calorie counting can cause unhealthy emotional and mental stress, and feelings of guilt that are unnecessary.  You are what you eat, so don’t eat chemicals!