Most people are aware to achieve weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This teeter-totter of calories in versus calories out seems easy in theory, and anything but easy in practice. That’s why it helps to know the facts that you can more easily control the calories that go “in” rather than the calories that go “out.” To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn – that’s just a biological fact. However, your health involves more than calories in versus calories out, as not all calories are created equal.
Calories: Quality Versus Quantity
It goes beyond the quantity of the calories you consume when you’re losing weight. In fact, you should pay closer attention the quality of what you’re eating. Why? Because 100 calories of candy is processed by the body much differently than 100 calories of spinach. Different foods impact the body in different ways. For example, eating those 100 calories of spinach is a better choice than grabbing candy, simply because these foods are rich in fiber and are more filling than foods that are lower in this essential nutrient. Candy, loaded in sugar, is more likely to lead you to overeat later, because it is low in fiber and protein, if it contains any at all.
Different foods, regardless of their calorie count, can affect you in the following ways:
- Help you feel full
- Boost your metabolism
- Impact your metabolism
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As you can see, the old adage “you are what you eat” isn’t far off from the truth. By eating a clean, healthy diet, you can ensure you lose weight more successfully. Of course, physical activity is also extremely important in successful weight loss, but it cannot make up for a poor diet. Because you are in control of what you eat, you have the power to lose weight by making the right food choices.
Enjoy your time in the kitchen and learn to love clean eating. Read our blog next week to read more about easy meal prep tips for the working professional!
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