Counting Calories vs. Counting Macronutrients

By Coach Artemis

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Recently I was talking to one of my clients about a friend of hers who was doing Weight Watchers for the second time and she asked me, “Should I count calories?” or “How important is it to count calories?”.

In the conversation that we were having, my client, let’s call her Diana, was telling me a story about how she went out to lunch with a friend of hers, let’s call her Jane, who was going through the Weight Watchers Program for the second time.  Jane ordered pizza for lunch because it was less “points” than say a bun-less burger with a side salad.

Diana was telling me that she questioned Jane’s choice because she knew that regardless of “points” that there were healthier and more nutrient dense options available to her on the menu, like a bun-less burger with ¼ avocado and a side salad.

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2 Comments on “Counting Calories vs. Counting Macronutrients

  1. This is a great, succinct, and information dense post. I appreciate that you touched on the psychological effects of calorie counting.

    Also, big ups for the code name Diana, the Roman counterpart to the goddess Artemis. And the Cosby meme.

    TL;DR – This post is great.

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