Empty Calories Will Sabotage Your Diet.
Empty calories provide limited nutritional benefit and often are low in fiber. You want to make your calories count and reduce your drive to splurge. You want to get ample protein, fiber, fat, minerals, and vitamins and let’s face the facts; Twinkies just don’t provide much of anything except fat per serving. Empty carbs make it difficult to be on a low-carb diet and diets lower in carbohydrates are superior to reduced-fat plans because they tend to keep you feeling full longer.
I am not endorsing a high-protein, low-carb lifestyle. I am encouraging you to limit your processed food intake, and the best place to start is with the empty calories found in highly processed foods. Eliminating empty sources of carbohydrates from your diet such candy, cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened drinks, and white bread. The health benefits of this change will slowly add up without going on a high protein diet.
To read more about empty calories, read my prior posting on this topic: Empty Calories.