The amount of calories you should eat is … … the right amount and variety needed to maintain a healthy, energetic balance, both from day to day as well as weekly & monthly, which varies depending on the demands of your life.
Tag Archives: calories
A calorie is a unit of measure, and it’s relatively objective, when compared to say, how you feel about apples. And it is important to have such units of measure, so that we can objectively measure, assess, and discuss certain things. However, there is a bunch of grey subjectivity when it comes to calories. SoContinue reading “Calorie Counting”
Beginning To Workout?
If you increase your activity level significantly, then you are, in a way, changing your diet. That’s because caloric output is the other side of the coin of eating food, or, caloric input. Food is energy, which you use, not only to live, but also, to play. More practically speaking: If you add one hourContinue reading “Beginning To Workout?”
The Long Haul
Here’s a great quote from Precision Nutrition with regards to counting calories: “Importantly, although we suggest simple methods for measuring food portions along with tracking energy intake, it doesn’t mean ‘anything goes’ or that measuring isn’t useful. Rather, it means that we’ve found that a streamlined, lower-effort process works tremendously well and offers enough precisionContinue reading “The Long Haul”
It takes a lot of effort to count your calories, thus, if you intend to do so for a few days (or more), you should have a good reason why. If you’re simply curious to know how many calories you eat in one day, that’s more than good enough. But to do so with noContinue reading “Calorie Information”
Do You ‘Need’ To Count Your Calories?
It’s very hard to count your calories. Sure, some people might find it easier than others. Sure, I’ve done it before, several different ways: using pen & paper, using apps. Sure, perhaps you’re so dedicated and driven to the process that you can stick with it rigorously for a very long time; a few months,Continue reading “Do You ‘Need’ To Count Your Calories?”
It’s not the case that eating more calories (food) means gaining more weight. ‘Calories In : Calories Out’, otherwise known as the ‘Energy Balance’ question, is valid in theory, but, in practice you must examine: Which calories are going In? When you put in ‘Good’ calories rather than ‘Bad’ ones, your body will thrive.
How might you get fuller by eating the same amount of food, and lose weight? One weight is to play with the calorie density of your food. By eating more foods which are less calorie dense, your body won’t have to burn as many calories … but you can still feel full. For example, celery,Continue reading “Calorie Density”