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Are You Calorie Unconscious?

Calorie ConscousMy friend, Mitzi, came over the other day with a Starbucks coffee. I asked her if she knew how many calories were in it and she replied, “No. I’m sorry. I didn’t know if you were being calorie conscious – or calorie unconscious”. After I died laughing, because that was a REALLY great way to describe a dieter vs a non-dieter, I proceeded to carefully sip the beverage. I could tell it was definitely a drink for the calorie unconscious!

This whole event made me think about how many people walk around calorie unconscious, simply completely unaware of what they are eating. Maybe it’s the “out of site, out of mind” mentality that drives people to not look at calories. I think some people prefer believing they are making good choices just by food’s appearance. However, the fact is, calories will show themselves to you whether you like it or not – eventually.

If you ignore them on your plate, you will not be able to ignore them on your waist. This isn’t to say you can’t lose weight without counting calories, but I will say it is a lot harder to lose weight based on guesses.

Weigh the Cost

The same way you should be aware of what you spend money on, you should be aware of what you spend your calories on. The more calorie conscious you are, the better decisions you can make. It’s just like shopping. It is responsible to look at price tags – and calories are the “price tag” of food.

starbucks coffeeOnce you read the label, then you can determine if it’s something you can “afford” to eat or not. For instance, I looked up the Toffee Nut Latte made with whole milk and it was 321 calories. I only drank half of it, knowing it was going to be high in calories, because I didn’t want to have to work to erase it. It tasted good, but it wasn’t worth the extra work I’d have to do to afford it, which would have been an extra 3-mile run.

Know the cost or pay the price. That’s the moral of the story. Either way, you will pay.

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 These are harsh words (because none of us want to be stupid), but it is a very wise statement. Knowledge is power and anyone who avoids learning and correction is setting themselves up for failure. We need correction, but we can’t correct our mistakes if we don’t seek more knowledge.

Learn More

If you don’t really understand calories and weight loss, or don’t know where to start, get my Get Pfit handbook or our Pfat to Pfit program (which includes the workbook). It really will help you understand how to get a grip on food – and your waistline!

 

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