“Calories in; Calories out.” “As long as it fits your macros!” We’ve all heard these healthy eating mantras. But you know what? These mantras leave out a very important detail: how our body breaks down and reacts to food.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, making sure you invest in good body composition (by eating good, whole foods) is your #1 key to success.

In today’s episode, we talk about why Calories became the focal point of Western diets and what you should really focus on when it comes to building your healthy eating habits.

2:12 – Where Calories and Calorie-based diets originated
4:58 – Why types of Calories matter
12:24 – Studying the gut microbiome and how it relates to obesity
13:47 – Leaky gut
16:17 – How to get a healthier body composition

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Podcast production for this episode by The Podcast Engineer.

Rachel Scheer

Rachel Scheer

Rachel Scheer is a Certified Nutritionist who received her degree from Baylor University in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Rachel has her own private nutrition and counseling practice located in McKinney, Texas. Rachel has helped clients with a wide range of nutritional needs enhance their athletic performance, improve their physical and mental health, and make positive lifelong eating and exercise behavior changes.

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