A while back I wrote a blog about eating more to weigh less: http://annajonesrd.com/2013/04/20/eat-more-to-weigh-less/ I touched on the importance of trading out calorie dense foods for nutrient dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Today I came across a YouTube video that clearly shows the different ways we can consume 200 calories.
We have two choices. We can either eat small amounts of calorie dense foods that in the long run don’t fill us up for long and are harmful to our bodies OR we can choose more often to eat larger portions of nutrient dense foods packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. Which would you prefer, to eat more and feel better or eat less and not feel so great? The calories we get from nutrient dense foods are more effectively and efficiently utilized by our bodies making us feel better, be in better health, and ultimately reach a healthy weight.
Watch the video and think about what you normally fuel your body with. Are you choosing mostly nutrient dense foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains) or mostly calorie dense foods (pizza, candy, chips, refined white grains, sweetened drinks)? Could you work in more nutrient dense foods each day? Remember it’s about being conscious about your food choices and each day trying to fuel your body for good health.
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