A Calorie, is a Calorie, is a Calorie? Not true, not all Calories were created Equal

Your daily Calorie Intake influences your energy levels, your health, and even your mood. Different foods may have the same Calorie count but your body reacts differently to each food. The types of food you gain your Calories from are very important. The quality of the calories going in affects the number of calories that is going out and how well your body can use it.

Mostly you can use your common sense when thinking about different foods and their effect on your body. For instance, when you compare 500 calories of broccoli with 500 calories of popcorn, will it have the same influence on your energy levels or health? No, they won’t, but common sense just not always prevails.

Maintaining a healthy body and balanced weight can be difficult if you eat too much of the food containing Calories that are not useful to your body.

Things to consider regarding your Calorie Intake:

A Healthy, Balanced meal will consist of good quality Calories. Balanced will indicate, Lean Protein, Complex Carbohydrates, Unsaturated Fat, and Vegetables and Fruit.

Processed Food and Fast Foods contain hidden calories, added sugar and salt and mostly contain Saturated Fats. It is better to avoid these types of food.

Food that is high in solid fats and added sugar and is easily digested, contains empty calories, they virtually have very little nutritional value with no dietary fibre, minerals or vitamins.

If your daily intake of Calories is in excess of what your body needs it will be stored in the form of body fat. Access Calories can cause weight gain.

To lose weight, you need to lessen your Calorie intake. However, you still need to maintain a healthy balance in your diet, including all of the major food types.

Helping you figure out the relationship and healthy balance between what you eat and your daily activities, you can acquire the services of a professional. A Personal Trainer can help you manage your physical output to be sufficient for your Calorie Intake, and a Dietician or Nutritionist can help you to decide on a healthy, balanced diet, to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.