Why do I need to change the way I eat to effectively manage my weight?

We like to think we are in control of every aspect of our body. The reality is the we control very little of what goes on inside of it. We control things like where we go and what we do. We can control when and what we eat. But we can’t control what happens to the food we eat once it is in our digestive system. Our body breaks down the food into basic nutrients and reacts to those nutrients in predictable, but unchangeable, ways. It’s how our bodies react to carbohydrates that causes many of us to gain weight. Understanding this can help us lose and manage our weight because we can control the amount of carbs we eat. Changing what and when you eat allows you to work with your body to manage your weight instead of fighting against it (like what happens when you use an “eat less/move more” approach).