I really don’t understand this need for people that want to become healthier by focusing on numbers and percentages of certain nutrients so much.
Obviously proportions should be thought about, but if bad foods are no longer a part of your diet, there doesn’t need to be such a concern for how much of this or that is eaten.
In other words, if you eat healthy, you don’t need to think about it. The only reason someone needs to think about it so much, is if they still have many bad things in their diet that they need to compensate for.
It’s a numbers game.
Accountants play with the numbers to try and make things work – to see how the budget can afford to do specific things. For accountants, the more money there is available, the easier it is to figure out the budget. If there is not an excess in money, things are harder to figure out.
The more knowledge you have about what kinds of foods are nutritious, and the more motivation you have to quit eating the ones that aren’t, the easier it is to eat healthy. You don’t have to fumble with the numbers.
The more junk you refuse to omit from your diet, the more you have to account for it, compensate for it, and again, fumble with the numbers.
Is there so much mis-information out there that people need to focus on numbers so much that when they look at food, all they see is numbers?
I understand that for some people, thinking analytically about things is just how their brian works. Thinking in numbers, for them, makes them feel more at ease than trying to comprehend the vast information about all the different kinds of foods and nutrients.
I think this is where a lot of people run into trouble and over-complicate things to their detriment. This leads them to obsess about it.
Remember, this discussion is pushing aside all of those training for something, especially serious athletes.
Really it all just comes back to the idea that eating better for health and weight loss is so much simpler than people make it out to be.
A little knowledge goes a long way.
When you go through your day, and you see people that appear to be vibrant and of a healthy weight, do you imagine them sitting around crunching numbers before they eat? No.
Then why do you do it?