🔥Should You Count Calories?🔥
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Okay so first and foremost, I am not hating on @starbucks
🤣! In fact, they have come a long way and have some awesome options for those living a healthy lifestyle! With that being said, the point of this post is to show why A CALORIE IS NOT A CALORIE and I just chose Starbucks because they are famous for their grande latte shmappe frappes😂! So, both of these options have the exact same amount of calories. On the left, you have a Grande Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with some cool whip on top. On the right you have a black coffee, 1 large apple (100 cals), a 1/4 cup of almonds (220 cals) and 1 piece of dark chocolate (60 cals). Both of which come up to about the same amount of calories (380). Now besides the obvious difference in nutritional value between the two (which is of the upmost importance), the difference in satiation is incredible and this is the point I want to get across here. Sweets and junk food, or as some call "empty calorie" foods, have little to no satiation. They will keep you full for maybe an hour if you're lucky and then you're going to eat again. Whole foods will keep you full for 2 to 4 hours depending leading you to eat less throughout the day.
Do better understand this, think of it this way. You can have 5, 6, 7, 8 cookies or donuts easily without any effort, but how many apples can you have in one sitting? 1? 2 if you push yourself or maybe 3 if you were getting paid for it🤣! A calorie is not a calorie! Don't count them, think of the quality of them instead!
As always, love yourself and strive to thrive!