You know how skinny people seem to eat so much more and never gain weight? Here’s an eye-opener for you.
Here is a food comparison so you can see how much more healthy food you would have to eat to consume the same amount of calories you eat with an unhealthy diet.
How about lunch?
Whopper w/ Cheese 850
Med. Coke 210
Total Calories 1430
Turkey sandwich with cheese,
Lettuce, tomato, and mayo on wheat 364
Nacho Cheese Doritos 140
Lemonade (8oz) 90
Total Calories 594
Cut out the mayo, and you’ll cut another 100 calories. Or make sure to use a light mayo. Have some fruit instead of the chips and you’ll cut another 75 – 100 calories and gotten 3 servings of fruits and vegetables. So lets say your smart lunch is now running about 464 calories. And you’ll be running circles around your not so smart comrades.
Imagine how much work it is for your body to process the 710 calories that come from FAT in the Whopper meal. Is it any wonder you’re falling asleep at 2:00 in the afternoon?
Plus, using the smart choices, you’ve only taken in 759 calories for the day. If you are on the recommended weight loss calorie count of 1500 calories, you still have another 741 calories to go. You can still have chocolate and a good dinner. I think everyone should eat chocolate every day. We would have a much happier world.
Don’t be tempted to fall into the trap of not eating enough. Eat until you’re full. You’ll be less tempted to snack on “bad” things.
Plus you’ll have more energy to stay active and burn even more calories. Isn’t this fun? Once you get better at making smarter choices, you will never have to count calories ever again!
Make smarter food choices every day –