Debunking the Counting Calories Myth with JJ Virgin – #330

Why All Calories Are Not Created Equal & Low-Carb Swaps for Your Favorite Comfort Foods

In today's podcast episode, JJ busts the myth that all calories are created equal! Listen as JJ reveals new scientific research showing that it's the source of your calories that has the biggest impact on your metabolism, including how a low-carb diet packs a powerful punch.  JJ also explains how to gradually transition off of high-sugar impact foods without the misery that going cold turkey can create. And she shares her top healthy swaps for all your favorite comfort foods like pizza, pasta, and mashed potatoes!

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Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. Your body isn’t a bank account, it’s a chemistry lab. While calories count, where they come from matters the most!

2. A study done by Dr. David Ludwig found that participants following a low-carbohydrate diet burned more calories per day than those following a diet higher in carbs. That’s more proof to back up what JJ’s been saying all along: all calories aren’t created equal!

3. JJ shares her top hacks to lower your carbs! Get low-sugar impact swaps for all your favorite comfort foods, including pizza, pasta, and mashed potatoes.

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:00] The inspiration behind today’s episode

[2:46] Listener shout-out

[4:12] Your body isn’t a bank account, it’s a chemistry lab.

[5:04] Breaking down Dr. David Ludwig’s study on low-carb diets

[7:15] The type of calories you’re eating affects the number of calories you’re burning.

[8:16] Start by swapping high-sugar impact foods for medium-sugar impact foods

[9:20] The importance of metabolic flexibility

[10:37] The Sugar Impact Diet helps you figure out the right amount and types of carbs for you.

[11:28] Easy ways to lower your carbs

[12:23] Low-carb pizza crust options

[13:20] Replace regular flour with coconut or almond flour

[14:08] Healthy pasta hacks

[16:01] Low-sugar impact substitutes for tortillas

[16:16] Yummy, low-carb alternatives for mashed potatoes

[16:53] Kale chips can satisfy your cravings for a salty snack.

[17:45] How to reduce the amount of carbs in your favorite breakfast foods

[18:40] The goal is to be a fat burner.

[19:53] The true cause of weight gain isn’t calories, it’s food intolerance. Discover the sneaky 7 foods most likely to cause food intolerance in The Virgin Diet!

[20:54] Listener’s question: How do I know how many carbs I should be eating?

Mentioned in this episode:

Sugar Impact Diet

Podcast with the founder of Miracle Noodle

JJ Virgin Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Protein Shake

Metabolic Digestive Balance

JJ Virgin 7-Day Stop, Drop & Swap Challenge

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