I must confess that despite the fact that I follow a very nutritious and balanced diet, weight
loss is always on my mind.
And I know that I am not alone.
Among my friends and family members, losing a few–or a lot of pounds–is a very common goal.
And it’s one of the hardest things to do!
Over the years, I have learned a few important things, the hard way.
When you are trying to lose weight, knowledge makes all of the difference in the world.
By that I mean, do you really know how many calories you are putting into your mouth?
If you want to lose weight rapidly, it helps to calculate the amount of calories you are eating each day.
In addition, it is important to be precise and detailed when it comes to tracking your caloric intake.
You need to make sure that you are using actual amounts rather than guessing at what you think the
Calories vary significantly across food types.
Of course, for food that is high in sugar and fat, for example, peanut butter, one would presume the
calories to be high.
However, how much peanut butter can you expect to get for say 200 calories?
Considering the quantity you get for a certain level of calories, certainly puts the nutritional value
of the food into perspective.
The infographic below compares 200 calories of different food types and drinks.
For example, for 200 calories you can expect to get 588 grams broccoli or 51 grams of gummy bears.
There is obviously a huge difference there in terms of quantity.
Of course, this says something about the quality of the food too.
Having knowledge like this will definitely make you look at certain foods in a different way.
In addition, this graphic illustrates:
*the daily calorie intake from countries around the world
*how you can burn 200 calories
*some very interesting facts and figures about calories
For example, did you know that on average, exercise machines overestimate calories burned by 19 percent?
Eat This or Eat That? You Decide!
Losing weight can seem like a difficult task, but when you have the knowledge to back up
your decisions, it can make the journey a lot easier.
It all boils down to making the best choices!
Educating yourself on the right ways to achieve your weight loss goals can prevent you from
doing something that may harm you or sabotage your efforts.
Awareness can give you an extra edge in losing the weight that you want.
It pays to keep a good calorie count guide or app handy for quick and easy reference.
Doing your homework may take some effort, but it will be time well spent.
Eating in a healthy way at work or home can be easy when you have the information you need
to choose proper food alternatives and control portion sizes.
Keeping the right foods and snacks readily available can make losing weight a less tedious endeavor!
Avoid the sabotage created by fattening breakfast pastries, vending machines, fast-food lunches and even
the inactivity some jobs may seem to force you into.
And be sure to get your co-workers and family members to help by supporting your new eating habits, and
maybe they will join you!
Now see for yourself what 200 calories really looks like in the insightful infographic below
so you can decide whether to “Eat This or Eat That?”
Infographic Source: http://www.evoke.ie/category/health/
So what do think about this?
Do you count calories? How is that working for you?
Share your thoughts and experiences with us?