The Truth About Calories In vs. Calories Out

My first health article has been posted today. It’s a detailed look at that old adage “It’s all about calories in vs. calories out” and why it’s actually not so simple to lose weight by adopting that approach.

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for a while now, but have never found the right time. And when I did start writing it, the piece was over 2000 words… far too long for a blog post. The beauty of writing for Primal Eye Magazine is that all my posts must be a maximum of 1000 words. I’m starting to get really good at editing and writing to the point πŸ™‚

Click here to read the article and find out why you shouldn’t equate an exercise session to the amount of calories in a sinful treat.

I hope to be able to post to my blog soon, life just doesn’t seem to stop and in order for me to stay illness free and race well next week, I can’t push it. Yes, when eating primal, you feel amazing all the time, but it doesn’t mean you should overdo it. So I’m taking it easy when I can.

Finally, a massive GOOD LUCK FRIEND!!!!! to my best blog friend Erin at Sweet Sweat Life: she is competing in Ironman Coeur D’Alene, in Idaho, this weekend in an attempt to qualify for the world championships in Kona this year! Race smart and focus! And one day, we will meet πŸ™‚


8 thoughts on “The Truth About Calories In vs. Calories Out

  1. Great article, something we all need to think about more, endocrinology is complicated and individualised πŸ™‚

  2. Never heard that acronym before for calories in, calories out (as CiCo) but I love it.
    I first approached the Whole30/Paleo diet for the sole reason of balancing my hormones. The fact that I’m in my mid-20s and had daily battles with breakouts attracted me to changing my diet to a whole food lifestyle. I knew that if I was breaking out so much, something under the hood wasn’t going right. Needless to say I not only saw improvements in my skin after switching over to paleo (as well as other benefits ranging from more energy and a much better digestive system), but my body composition improved despite eat the same amount of calories I was eating prior.

    • To be honest, I only shortened it to CiCo to make my designated word count! That phrase can take up valuable word space.

      It’s so intersting the individualised results we all get when switching to a real food diet. Thanks for your comment!

  3. So proud of you, friend! Can’t wait to read the article. And, thank you so much for the good luck wishes! What a TOUGH (and fun!) day! We absolutely will meet… can’t wait! πŸ™‚

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