Good morning world,
Calories are units of food energy which you need for everything you do. The more active you are, the more calories you use. In order to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight, you need to have a good balance between the number of calories you consume and your activity level. Too many calories in your diet can lead to weight gain. If you use more calories than you consume, you will likely lose weight.
- Treat your daily calorie intake like your bank account.
Set a calorie budget. Spend wisely. Watch closely. Treat yourself occasionally.
- Snack within your calorie budget.
Choose healthful snacks, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains most of the time. A higher-calorie or higher-fat snack means that you have to make a trade-off. Don’t add snacks to a healthy diet; include them.
Food packages are home to a wealth of nutrition information. From calories to protein and fat, this information is provided to help you make good choices when it’s time for a meal or a snack. I also found this app that has a plethora of knowledge and allows you to track your daily everything in regards to health! It’s called “MyFitnessPal”, and this is a great tool for you to track your eating and exercise everyday. You can even add supporters to keep you motivated. Great app!
Here are a few links to planners that can help you as well: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi This is a menu tool planner. Can definitely help when you’re someone who plans ahead of time. http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/planner/launchPage.aspx Plan menus with your personalized nutrition goals in mind. They both have the same concept just programmed differently.
Gotta stay healthy people!
Just one of ‘fatboyfavs’