Should You Count Calories? (Enough Already!)

Should You Count Calories? (Enough Already!)

Should You Count Calories? (Enough Already!)

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I am gonna shift the way that you look at calories forever you see when it comes down to getting in the best shape when it comes down to burning fat there’s a couple simple things you have to understand but first and foremost we need to know what this is this is five pounds of fat all right that equals seventeen thousand five hundred calories that means that you need to beat a deficit of 17,500 calories to burn this much fat so now let me ask you a question does it matter whether you are in a calorie deficit over the course of one day or over the course of two days or maybe even over the course of a week you see it really comes down to thermodynamics and how much calories in calories out but over a different scale not just over one day you see so this is where we need to shift the paradigm as to how we look at things it doesn’t matter what you’re consuming over the course of one day why because your body doesn’t know what 24 hours is that’s up here you see we’ve developed a cognitive awareness of 24 hours 24 hours in essence this kind of artificial man-made thing okay we know the Sun Goes Down we know the moon comes up we know it gets dark all that we know what 24 hours is but does our physiology truly know I mean outside of our circadian rhythm outside of our sleep/wake cycle does our bioenergetics is our body really know what 24 hours is let me make some sense of this okay we are always told we need to focus on how many calories we consume over a 24-hour period of time it’s a simple quantifiable unit of time that allows us to have some ease when it comes down to tracking our calories but knowing what we know about the body not truly knowing what 24 hours is is that really the way that we should look at it you see if you look at consuming calories over the course of a day you’re just assuming that we have this clock that resets at midnight and our caloric needs reset to zero every midnight that’s not the case our calories are ever revolving whether we’re sleeping whether it’s midnight whether it’s 2:00 a.m. we always have a need for calories and we always need to be in somewhat of a deficit but sometimes we’re gonna be in a surplus and sometimes we’re gonna be in a deficit you see at the very minute that you were eating food you’re gonna surplus that very second very frozen point in time of course you’re in a surplus you are consuming more than you’re burning unless you’re maybe eating something that has so little calories that it doesn’t matter if you are taking a bite of steak or taking a bite of a burrito at that very second time you are in a caloric surplus does that mean that you’re getting fat no okay so when we look at it from the course of a day it’s just as crazy we are freezing this moment in time and we’re thinking that this is the end-all be-all for our calories no no no back it up take a look through a wide lens for a second think about it over the course of a few days over the course of a week stop measuring your calories daily that’s just gonna drive you crazy and all you’re doing is becoming a victim to all the self-proclaimed diagur ruse that are out there that only look at studies and only look at this artificial breakdown of day in and day out honestly this part just irks me I’ve been called a liar I’ve been called all kinds of names I’ve been called everything that you could ever think of I’ve had hate mail I’ve had death threats I’ve had all kinds of stuff coming into my inbox because of my philosophy when it comes down to diet and it’s usually coming from people that only look at it through such a small little lens that they can never figure out what is really going on in life you think we have so many different things to factor in then what is happening on a daily level hey what about bioenergetics what about different catalysts that elicit more of a powerful metabolic response okay now sure I will give credit where credit is due at the end of the day calories in versus calories out do matter but at what point the calories in versus calories out just cause you to die if you were to go for a certain amount of time in a calorie deficit you would obviously not function anymore but at what point does fat gain start does it start at 24 hours of a calorie surplus or does it start at 3 days of a calorie surplus or does it start at 90 seconds of a calorie surplus it’s always occurring it’s always a checks and balances and if we didn’t have other hormonal factors okay other catecholamines like adrenaline epinephrine and stuff like that factoring in then that would mean that every time we eat food we’re putting ourselves in this net gain of calories you know what I’m saying so we do have to factor in so many different things for example glucagon okay glucagon is the body’s hormonal response to an absence of food where it allows blood sugar to come into the bloodstream from its glycogen stores because we are in the absence of food or calories okay this is obviously a very very optimized fat-burning state if we were to go an extended period of time between meals we allow ourselves to activate that pathway if we’re eating frequently we’re not activating that pathway but again we don’t know what our caloric needs really are so if you look at calories in calories out over the course of seven days or even longer I think you get a better grasp on things so rather than saying okay I need to consume X amount of calories per day think about how much you need to consume per week let me give you an example here if you need 3,000 calories just to maintain your weight everyday if that’s roughly what you figured your BMR is that’s 21,000 calories over the course of a single week that you would be consuming to maintain the same weight okay well let’s make things really simple if you go one day where you fast okay that’s gonna be roughly a three thousand calorie deficit that’s almost a pound a week right there meaning you can eat your typical 3000 calories throughout the entire course of the week with the absence of one day and you’ll be in a situation where you’re burning almost a pound a week versus trying to shrink your calories down a little bit by a little bit every single day just to appease all the internet gurus that say 24 hours is all that matters Tomas de Lauer’s a bad guy he’s telling you too fast guys it doesn’t matter whether you’re fasting whether you’re doing keto or whatever you’re doing whether you are a CrossFit or whether you are an endurance red or a marathon runner whether you are a swimmer I don’t care calories in calories out cannot be determined by a 24-hour man-made artificial period of time look at it through a wider lens and you’ll suddenly look at life through a wider lens and I promise you you won’t be confined to this narrow-minded thinking that is making you miserable I’ll see you in the next video

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Should You Count Calories? (Enough Already!) – Thomas DeLauer

I’m going to shift the way that you look at calories forever. You see when it comes down to getting in the best shape. When it comes down to burning fat, there’s a couple of simple things that you have to understand, but first and foremost, we need to know what this is. This is five pounds of fat. All right? That equals 17,500 calories. That means that you need to be in a deficit of 17,500 calories to burn this much fat. So now, let me ask you a question. Does it matter whether you are in a calorie deficit over the course of one day or over the course of two days or maybe even over the course of a week? You see it really comes down to thermodynamics and how much calories in calories out, but over a different scale, not just over one day. You see so this is where we need to shift the paradigm as to how we look at things.

It doesn’t matter what you’re consuming over the course of one day. Why? Because your body doesn’t know what 24 hours is. That’s up here. You see we’ve developed a cognitive awareness of 24 hours. Twenty-four hours, in essence, is kind of this artificial manmade thing. We know the sun goes down, we know the moon comes up, we know it gets dark, all that we know what 24 hours is, but does our physiology truly know? I mean outside of our circadian rhythm, outside of our sleep-wake cycle, does our bioenergetics, is our body really know at 24 hours is? Let me make some sense of this.

You see if you look at consuming calories over the course of a day, you’re just assuming that we have this clock that resets at midnight, and our caloric needs reset to zero every midnight. That’s not the case. Our calories or ever revolving, whether we’re sleeping, whether it’s midnight, whether it’s 2:00 AM, we always have a need for calories, and we always need to be in somewhat of a deficit, but sometimes we’re going to be in a surplus and sometimes we’re going to be in a deficit. You see at the very minute that you are eating food, you’re going to surplus that very second, that very frozen point in time, of course, you’re in a surplus.

You are consuming more than you’re burning unless you’re maybe eating something that has so little calories that it doesn’t matter. If you were taking a bite of steak or taking a bite of a burrito at that very second time, you are in a caloric surplus. Does that mean that you’re getting fat? No. Okay, so when we look at it from the course of a day, it’s just as crazy. We are freezing this moment in time and we’re thinking that this is the end all be all for our calories. No, no, no. Back it up. Take a look through a wide lens for a second.

Think about it. Over the course of a few days, over the course of a week, stop measuring your calories daily, that’s just going to drive you crazy and all you’re doing is becoming a victim to all the self-proclaimed diet gurus that are out there that only look at studies and only look at this artificial breakdown of day in and day out. Honestly, this part just irks me.

What about bioenergetics? What about different catalysts that elicit more of a powerful metabolic response? Okay, now, sure I will give credit where credit is due. At the end of the day, calories in versus calories out do matter, but at what point do calories in versus calories out just cause you to die? If you were to go for a certain amount of time in a calorie deficit, you would obviously not function anymore, but at what point does fat gain start?

Does it start at 24 hours of a calorie surplus or does it start at three days of a calorie surplus or does it start at 90 seconds of a calorie surplus? It’s always occurring. It’s always a checks and balances, and if we didn’t have other hormonal factors, other catecholamine like adrenaline, epinephrine and stuff like that, factoring in, then that would mean that every time we eat food, we’re putting ourselves in this net gain of calories. You know what I’m saying? So we do have to factor in so many different things. For example, Glucagon.

Let me give you an example here. If you need 3000 calories just to maintain your weight every day, if that’s roughly what you figured your BMR is, that’s 21,000 calories over the course of a single week that you would be consuming to maintain the same weight. Okay, well let’s make things really simple. If you go one day where you fast, okay, that’s going to be roughly a 3000 calorie deficit. That’s almost a pound a week right there.

Calories in, calories out cannot be determined by a 24 hour man-made artificial period of time. Look at it through a wider lens and you’ll suddenly look at life through a wider lens and I promise you, you won’t be confined to this narrow-minded thinking that is making you miserable. I’ll see you in the next video.

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