The Calorie Conundrum with Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva)

Have you ever wondered what a calorie actually is, how it is measured, and what it actually has to do with our biology – let alone our workouts? Well then this episode with Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN is for you.

Monica Reinagel has been helping people create healthier lives for more than 15 years through her Nutrition Diva podcast, books, online coaching programs, and in-person workshops.

As a licensed and board-certified nutritionist, her approach is grounded in science but is also practical and realistic. Monica also co-hosts the Change Academy podcast (with me) and runs the sustainable weight loss program, Weighless (also with me).

In this episode, we dig into:

  • What the heck is a calorie?
  • How do companies measure the calories in food?
  • How do our bodies use the fuel we give them?
  • How is calorie expenditure measured?
  • How accurate are calorie-in counters (like MyFitnessPal)?
  • How accurate are calorie-out counters (like FitBit or Apple Watch)?
  • Is there anything we can learn from tracking calories?
  • What do we miss when we focus too much on calories?
  • What can we do instead of counting calories?
  • What is the best way to fuel your workouts?

3 Replies to “The Calorie Conundrum with Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva)”

  1. I have been wanting to ask Monica for a few days now about whether there is anything I can introduce in my diet that will help assist me to increase my gamma globulin count. I am on Chemo now and have been for about 2 years including some breaks and other stuff. I get results from my bloodwork and notice that they always are highlighting my low gg count. That of course is not good. I do eat well but maybe not the right things to affect that particular count. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks Larry

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