What does it take to lose weight?
Tired of fad diets? Tired of miracle pills? You already know the truth:
A truly balanced diet is based around REAL FOODS!
To lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories than your body uses. Calories are the amount of energy in the food you eat. Some foods have more calories than others. For example, foods that are high in fat and sugar are also high in calories. If you eat more calories than your body uses, the extra calories will be stored as body excess fat.
Some foods are referred to as “empty calories” because they add lots of calories to your diet without providing much nutritional benefit. An example is sugar-sweetened drinks, such as fruit juice, fruit drinks, regular soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened or flavored milk and sweetened iced tea. These drinks can add lots of sugar and calories to your diet.
Do You know your Diet Grade?
Understanding more than just the macro nutrients is important for weight loss and your health. Micro nutrients play a vital role as well for your overall health. Nutritional requirements vary due to age, gender, weight, goals, and more. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science brings together reports from thousands of researchers from around the world to define standards of nutrition for individuals at various life stages.