Here is an article about Adrenal Fatigue and Calorie Starvation to make you think a bit. I actually had the opposite experience the writer witnesses. I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue before I started eating my nutrient dense/paleo meals but after changing my diet, as advised by my doctor, I am fine and dandy. I was not getting enough nutrients or fats in my diet but plenty of calories. So, I can’t speak to her conclusion but I definitely agree that we should not become fixated on just nutrients or just calories. The real issue gleamed from her article is food fixation and obsessive restriction which are mental heath issues that can be healed by working with a therapist. I also don’t think that eating fresh organic whole foods (the breakfast plate of veggies, egg and meat she mentioned) and abstaining from processed, compromised or denatured “fake food” is restrictive. It’s common sense. No one would tell a non-smoker to stop restricting nicotine intake as should no one tell someone with a grain or dairy allergy to stop restricting. Maybe I took her message a step to far but I did appreciate the article. For me the lesson at the end of the day is just to make sure you are eating enough food, quality food, balanced food and listen to your body. Though, I don’ t have any plans to count calories anytime soon, I will be looking up a few of my favorite foods to educate myself on calorie content.