Weight Loss and The Calorie Density of Food

Weight Loss and The Calorie Density of Food


– Hi Aaron King from Fit Clinic. The calorie density of food is important especially if we’re trying
to manage our weight or reduce our body fat because what we find is
different food values or different macro nutrients provide different feelings
of fullness in the stomach and whether we feel satisfied or not. So I’ve prepared a chart here. So this is 500 calories of each portion and typically how they’re
going to feel in the stomach. So as you can see fats don’t provide any real feelings of
fullness for 500 calories but it’s going to provide
a lot of calories, a lot of energy which we don’t want if we’re
trying to maintain our weight. So sauces, oils, things
like that come under this. So that’s why I typically recommend to reduce things like that especially in the weight loss phase. Here I’ve got some processed
carbohydrates, proteins and over here is vegetables. That’s why we often recommend increasing our vegetable intake especially raw or
moderately cooked vegetables because they’re gonna make
us feel fuller for longer while providing a lower calorie load but keeping your nutrients high. It’s important to give us
feelings of satiety and fullness and that often comes from a high amount of vegetables and protein. Now carbohydrates are not the enemy but often we over consume too
much of those in some cases depending upon our activity level. So we often need to match our energy expenditure with our intake and some of the best ways to do that are really bump up our vegetables, keep the protein high as well because they provide feelings of fullness and keep things like
sauces, oils to a minimum and especially in cases
where we don’t need them. So calorie density is important because that’s what’s
gonna keep us feeling full while that calorie load is going to be appropriate for our goal. Thank you.

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