February 27, 2014
Ahhhhh the calorie debate. It's a tricky one. With obesity on the rise all over North America I can kinda understand why our government wants to pass a new law that would require food service premises to post calories on menus. Here's the catch. All calories are not created equal. Let's take a Hostess Twinkie (or let's not). It's 150 calories. It's full of things I can't even begin to pronounce [auto barf], chemicals, actually come to think of it, it's all manufactured crap. BUT....let's instead take one medium peach, drizzled with one tablespoon of beautiful raw organic honey, and sprinkled with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and chopped cashews. Guess what? 150 calories. So, calories are important on a broad scope (ie. eating 5000 calories a day ain't great, which by the way you can only do when you eat processed food) but it will always come down to what's IN your calorie. So make things easy on yourself. Focus on eating whole, unprocessed, chemical free clean food that is nutrient dense, body-happy and actually have the power to heal and throw out those calorie counters. They're not needed here.