On Instagram, Heidi Klum he posted a story that clearly spoke to his followers: “I categorically deny the rumor that is going around and that was reported to me by a friend. I’ve never counted calories and no, it’s not true that I eat 900 calories a day.. This is a completely made up story and it is quite sad because people now believe any kind of fake news.” Besides the fact that Heidi Klum doesn’t use this method to stay in shape, When does it make sense to count the calories you eat? We asked an expert to find out more about this technique, which has been widely used in weight loss programs in the past.
Counting calories: the limits of this approach, according to a nutritionist
Counting calories is not the best strategy for losing weight. As emphasized Dr. Sasha Sorrentino, nutritionist and consultant at the Villa Brasini beauty clinic, “Nowhere is it written that to lose weight you need to count calories, on the contrary. Personally, I do not recommend this method and I will explain why. Not all calories are created equal. For example, a glass of wine has the same calorie content as a handful of almonds, but from a nutritional point of view they have completely different functions and properties, and one cannot replace the other. I would add that too often we view dieting as a punishment, adopting the concept of calorie deprivation.. In fact, dieting should be understood as learning to eat properly, learning the secrets of how to make every meal balanced, healthy and varied. In addition, many people now eat out for lunch or dinner several days a week.which makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to apply calorie calculations in everyday life. It is not so much the caloric content that is important, but the balanced combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in each meal., from breakfast to dinner. Bottom line: There’s no point in obsessing over calories. It’s better to focus on the quality of the products we consume., obviously avoiding exaggeration with portions and likewise avoiding duplication of carbohydrates and proteins in the same meal. This means that if you eat pasta for lunch, you will have to avoid adding bread or potatoes, and if you eat fish, you will have to avoid combining it with meat, eggs or dairy products. Key word: balance.”