Nutrition Facts You Should Know

The thing about calories is that it’s been referred to often in relation to obesity that it’s giving some people some misconception that it’s a bad thing. But the truth is,nutrition-wise, we need calories in our body for us to be able to function well physically and otherwise.

Nutrition-Wise, You Need Calories

Nutrition-Wise, You Need Calories

Nutrition Fact #1: Calories is spelled E-N-E-R-G-Y

So, what exactly are calories? Calories are the energy content that you get from the foods you eat. So, you see, just from that definition alone, you need calories because energy is in everything that you do. You need energy to breathe, you need energy for the demands of your physical activities. You even need energy to circulate your blood and in repairing your cells. Energy is in everything you do.

Nutrition Fact #2: Excess Calories Turn Into Fat (You Burned The Rest)

How is calorie related to your weight? Basically, your body has this so-called metabolism which is the process wherein the calories from your food gets converted into energy.

Your body needs to burn a certain amount of energy to maintain a good size and shape.

When excess calories don’t get burned, they turn into body fat, gets stored in your body and adds to your weight.

What you need to do is spend as much of the calories that you’ve eaten through exercise and other physical activities. What you need to consider, though, is that your metabolism is influenced by your age, gender, habits, body size and all that jazz. Some people would need to move a bit more than others to be able to slim down.

You also need to watch the food you eat because some foods contain more calories than others; some are slower to burn and easier to store as fat.

Nutrition Fact #3: Eating and Exercising Go Together

This is where nutrition comes in because, to put it bluntly, to be able to live and function normally, you need calories. You can’t treat calories like your enemy because it’s not. If you burn too much of the calories than you should or not have any of it, you will weaken.

Have you ever heard of the saying, “everything in moderation?” That goes for food, too. And it doesn’t mean a little of every food only. It’s also applicable in how to take on diets. Make sure that your body is receiving the nutrients it needs. Don’t starve it with some crazy, fad diet that does nothing for you but make you look emaciated then plumps you up like a chicken ready for the roast once you drop it.

Eat the right food and get into an exercise program to burn those extra calories, there’s really no other way to do it. The rest are rubbish.

American kids are starting to learn the good habits in eating. According to statistics, the kids of America are eating much healthily than they did ten years ago.

Here’s a bit published on The New York Times:

Another surprise, researchers said, was the decline in calories coming from fast food among American adults. Those calories fell to 11.3 percent of adults’ total daily intake in 2010, down from 12.8 percent in 2006. The decline was sharpest among 40- to 59-year-olds, said Cynthia L. Ogden, a C.D.C. researcher who oversaw the research, which comprised two studies, one on caloric intake for children and the other on fast-food consumption among adults. For the analysis, called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, people were interviewed in their homes and at mobile examination centers around the country.

Dangerously fit puts high premium in the nutrition of our members. This is why we implement an Optimum Nutrition Plan among those who sign up with us because we want our members to be healthy, not just skinny.

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