Calories Do Count BUT…(part II)

jefitthumb2A calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celcius.

But is a calorie a calorie? what I mean is are all calories created equally… the answer is a very loud  resounding NoooOOOO!!!!

Carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram, while fats have more than twice as much — an entire 9 calories per gram. Alcohol weighs in at 7 calories per gram.

And depending on the time of day that you consume each one or the amounts of one over the other can effect your overall ability to gain or lose weight depending on your goals.

So rather than obsessing about how many calories are in each piece of food, consider the food source and the amount of nutrients it delivers to your body and the time of day that you eat that source.

Keep in mind, your body only uses what it needs and the rest will be stored as FAT : (

Which brings up another point YOUR BODY TYPE.

Different body types have different requirements and this is where it gets tricky…

Diets based on the same amount of calories, but different proportions of fat, protein and carbohydrates, result in different amounts of weight loss depending on your body type

But just to give you an idea of how many calories are in any given food

This link can provide some helpful info on calorie counting…

http://nutritiondata.self.com

still more on this picture stay tuned…

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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