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Two Eggs is NOT a Meal

IF YOU'RE HUNGRY READ ON...

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Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

Are you someone who is constantly trying to lose weight by relying on low-calorie snacks and drinks? 

Do you find yourself feeling hungry and unsatisfied even after consuming these items? 

If so, it's time to re-evaluate your approach to weight loss.

Many people believe that in order to lose weight, they need to consume as few calories as possible. This often leads to a reliance on low-calorie snacks and drinks, which may provide a temporary feeling of fullness but do little to fuel the body or promote weight loss in the long run.

One example of this is yogurt cups that are only 80 calories. While this may seem like a healthy option, it is important to recognize that this is not a complete meal. Eating only an 80-calorie yogurt cup for breakfast, lunch, or dinner will not provide the nutrients and energy needed to sustain the body throughout the day. This can lead to intense cravings and binging on unhealthy snacks later in the day.

In fact, many foods that are commonly thought of as "healthy" and "low-calorie" are actually not sufficient for fueling the body or promoting weight loss. Some examples include diet soda, Crystal Light, Lean Cuisines, coffee, protein shakes, and protein bars.

Rather than focusing solely on consuming low-calorie items, it is important to prioritize fueling the body with nutrient-dense meals and snacks. This means consuming meals that are upwards of 400-600 calories and snacks around 200-300 calories. By doing so, you can help boost your metabolism and promote weight loss.

It is also important to focus on balancing your plate with a variety of healthy foods. This can include lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. By prioritizing nutrient-dense foods, you can help fuel your body and achieve your weight loss goals in a sustainable way.

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