Accurate calorie counting in the daily diet is a painful topic for any person who wants to lose weight fast. Many of us believe in the principle of simple mathematics: I ate less, consumed more, and the difference was taken from the body fat. Is there any sense in such calculations?

   Recent research in the field of dietetics suggests that this is a completely useless occupation. First, the calories contained in different foods are differently absorbed, and secondly, not all dishes are equally useful for a slimming organism. 3 main misconceptions Different types of food in our diet lead to absolutely different results for the body. And the number of calories in this or that dish is absolutely nothing to do with it.

   There are as many as 3 misconceptions, in which everyone for some reason still believes:

   1. The human body "burns" calories. What is calorie? Everyone knows that this is a unit of measurement of heat released by burning 1 g of product in a calorimeter. But it is important to understand that the process of food splitting in the human body is much more complicated and the standard calorie count is absolutely unacceptable. Each of us has a different metabolism, and the hormonal responses to these or other products differ.

   2. All calories received together with food, are "fuel" at physical exertion. People who are a little more into the subject of diets and proper nutrition know perfectly well that the fuel for the body is denitrogen phosphate (ATP). And while you are wasting time, the body can extinguish some of the energy by splitting your muscle fibers and will not even affect the stores of stored fat.

   3. Nutrients are not as important as the amount of calories in a dish. Chasing the decrease in caloric intake, you can deprive the body of vitally important substances - vitamins, amino acids, minerals. In low-calorie dishes they are usually kept very little. A clear example The caloric content of a product depends on its composition. So 1 g of carbohydrates or protein contains 4 kcal, but in 1 g of fat as much as 9 kcal.

   This is the principle of many diets, requiring the reduction of fatty foods and increasing the proportion of protein products in the diet. But, the same nuts, contain up to 56 grams of fat per 100 g of product. At the same time in the daily diet they are important and necessary, of course, in the correct dosage. In contrast, you can put a burger containing about the same number of trans fats, which only harm the body. All calories from fast food are immediately deposited as fatty folds on the abdomen and sides. So it turns out that when calculating the daily 1,300 kcal by which you limit your diet, it is not taken into account, from which they consist - from proteins, useful fats contained in nuts, or dangerous trans fats.

   Interesting experiment

   More recently, the Austrian Research Institute of Dietetics has conducted an interesting experience concerning the role of proper nutrition in the processes of losing weight. Participation in it was accepted by 2 groups of volunteers. They received the same calorie dishes, but from completely different products. Experimentally, it was possible to establish that high-glycemic food often causes overeating. And it affects not only the body, but also the human brain. Such products include white bread, some honey varieties, rice, sugar, chips, chocolate sweets, etc. Over the course of the month, participants in the first group, using exactly such food, had constant changes in blood sugar levels. This led to a constant feeling of hunger and a desire to once again have a snack, which occurred literally an hour after the main meal. What to do and how to choose a suitable diet for yourself?

   Mathematics does not work here, friends! First of all, you need to give up calorie counting and go to a balanced diet. This will be an important step on the road to good health and an ideal figure!