1: Forget calorie counters: Sometimes it’s useful to get an idea of around how much you’re eating, or have a general concept of what foods are higher or lower in calorie; but overall, I don’t recommend students “count” calories on a daily basis. Counting calories creates an idea that eating, in general (aka taking in calories), is bad…which is FALSE. We need calories to exercise, focus in class, and you know, EXIST?!
2. Forget gimmicky names: aka “skinny” brownies, “fat-burning” salad, or “detox” juice. These are lies. They’re trying to get you to click on their post. Eating one food or one particular recipe is not markedly improving anyone’s health or drastically change your weight in a way that’s maintainable or healthy.
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