Most people have heard about calories and read on the nutrition label how many are in a particular food, but do people really know what a calorie is, how it is used by their body, or how many they should have in a day? Sadly, most do not.
You have probably heard the old adage “A calorie is a calorie”. It suggests a calorie is the same regardless where it comes from. The problem is the adage is all wrong! While all calories are the same in regard to the energy content in each, how the body process each type varies. Here are five things to keep in mind when trying to manage your weight.
If you are trying to lose weight, you may be recommended to drink more. In some cases (water), liquids deliver fewer calories and carbohydrates than solid foods. Unfortunately, some seemingly innocent beverages and other liquids can cause serious fat and weight gain because of the hidden ingredients they deliver. Keep the following tips in mind or you may just be drinking on the pounds.