Weight Loss Tip: Choose your calories wisely.

Weight Loss Tip 80 - Choose your calories wiselyWeight Loss Tip 80 - Choose your calories wisely

Become aware of your calories.

Weight Loss Tip 80 - Choose your calories wisely

Weight Loss Tip 80 – Choose your calories wisely

Doughnuts with a Measuring Tape

Doughnuts with a Measuring Tape

You have heard the saying that a calorie is a calorie.  Not all calories are not created equal.  Sugar is an empty calorie.  You may develop consistent cravings for foods with a low nutritional value, that does not mean that you have to fall or the trap of eating them.  Eating empty calories will lead to excess calories and weight gain because these food lack the fiber to keep you full.

The wrong calorie source is like investing in a penny stock or a better know company.  The penny stock may feel better in the short run, but it will likely crash like your blood sugar and leave you only wanting more.  Next, you will find yourself with the rest of the bag of Oreos chowing down.   If you choose better, you will likely end up with less of an investment in the belly fat around your waist.  

Controlling your caloric intake is key to reducing body fat, but it is also vitally important that you know the source of calories you are eating.  I recommend that you eat foods that are high in lean proteins, healthy fats, and fiber, and you’ll feel fuller throughout the day and avoid those nasty cravings that make you more likely to make poor food choices.  This method will help you maintain a lower calorie intake and may lead to weight loss.  

The bottom line: Empty calories will keep hungry for more.  Wisely Choosing your calories source will help avoid being hungry between meals.  

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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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