Wellness Begins With Food!
You don’t have to be afraid of calories during your weight loss journey! In fact, wellness begins with food — the right food. Foods that promote body efficiency and nurture growth, rather than empty calories that lead to obesity. In today’s blog, we’re covering the connection between calories and health, and why calories are not something to be afraid of, but rather, something vital to healthy eating. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to enroll in our Eat Your Way Thin program, contact us today!
Calories Are Energy
Our bodies need calories to survive! Calories represent energy, and without energy, we wouldn’t be able to walk, think, or even pump blood through our bodies. Without consuming calories, we would die. The problem occurs when we eat too many or too few calories, or unhealthy calories, not the calories themselves. We named our program Eat Your Way Thin because calories are an essential part of healthy eating, and the focus shouldn’t be on depriving yourself, but on eating healthier foods.
Avoiding Empty Calories Improves Health
Empty calories are foods that provide energy, but have little nutritional value. Foods that do not contain dietary fiber, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, or vitamins, are all empty calories. Solid fats, which are often added to processed foods, are an example of empty calories. Added sugars found in food and beverages are also empty calories. Drinking alcohol can also add empty calories to your diet.
Healthy Calories Make You Feel Good!
We’ve all overindulged in comfort food only to feel drained or irritable after. Eating good, nutritious food packed with healthy calories can make you feel better, both in the short and long term. Eating healthy keeps your blood sugar level steady, keeping you from the sugar crash. A diet high in fiber and low in saturated fat also boosts your mood, and key nutrients can even influence your levels of serotonin.
Calories Are Linked To Weight Control
While calories are linked to weight gain and obesity, they are vital for your health! When thinking about calories, consider the type of food you are eating and your level of physical activity. Calories are energy, and if you’re burning a lot of them through physical activity, it’s important to fuel your body.
Foodology – Wellness Begins With Food!
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