A: “I think that like most misconceptions, there’s just not enough information that they’ve been able to get their hands on. I think that education is power, especially when it comes to health and your body.
“What you have to realize though is that most people are undereating. Most people I work with that have lots of weight to lose are restricting food all day long and then crushing like 2,000 calories in a sitting. Or they’re just restricting and living at 1200 calories a day, so calorically, they’ve gotten into this relationship with calories as bad or negative.
“A calorie is a unit of measurement, right? We measure going to and fuel, and I think when people start to understand how much fuel their body needs to be energized not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to have a physical job. You could be a nurse. You could be a doctor; you can be a teacher. You’re on your feet. You can be a mom staying at home. It’s all very physical, and you don't realize the energy you need to recover.
“Then the other component is often your body doesn’t trust you. You’re not giving your body enough fuel to burn, so it tends to hoard fat thinking, ‘Oh, I’ve got to self preserve here. I’ve got to take care of myself because I don’t know when Jen’s going to feed me again.'
“The short-winded answer is that you’d be shocked by how good your body feels when you give it enough food and feed it enough energy. To me, the C1 bar size I like because I eat it throughout the day. I don’t eat it in one sitting. It becomes my snack, or it becomes my actual breakfast. If you look at any lunch, dinner, breakfast, you’re looking at easily 500-600 calories, so the bar presents a little under that.”