NFPT Live: Calorie Counting is an Inaccurate Science – Ep 56

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Calorie counting works for some people but not for everyone. There are reasons why counting leaves many clients disappointed when they are trying to meet health goals. Counting has its place and time. Join us as we circle fully around this topic.

In this episode we talked about:

  • Fasting overnight as a natural calorie reducer (3:00)
  • Calorie counting is an awareness tool (4:00)
  • Fake food can’t be counted (5:00)
  • Try the 80/20 rule (6:30)
  • Quality vs. Quantity and avoiding counting obsession (8:00)
  • Establish a solid foundation (10:30)
  • Cultivating awareness and mindfulness around food and cravings (12:00)
  • Candy Corn Confession!!! (13:00)
  • Negative calories (14:40)
  • Does eating cake in the closet count!?!? (16:00)
  • Caloric comparisons – the math doesn’t add up (18:45)
  • Get back to the basics (20:00)

NFPT Live Episode 56



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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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