The Importance of Measuring Calories versus Psychological Dieting

After the age of 35, it becomes hard for people to maintain the right weight and this is considered normal as people associate it as an age factor. There are many health conscious people though who take the right diet, eat healthy and exercise but still are left with those last 20 pounds. To avoid this, one must take care of the calorie intake and eating habits rather than what one think psychologically.

For instance, in comparison to a large pack of chips, smaller 100 calorie ones are preferred by those looking to diet but in reality, the larger packs work far well. This is because if they take the smaller packs, people over-eat thinking that they have not taken many calories and this is where things start to go wrong. If smaller packs are used, collecting them once empty is a good idea so that one knows that he/she has taken 100 calories already and does not need more.

Similarly, in comparison to an egg, sausage and cheese sandwich, one would prefer muffins for the breakfast but actually, one muffin would have the same amount of calories as the sandwich and hence, rather than taking lots of muffins, it is better to have one filling sandwich. People take muffins as pure fiber and hence, very healthy but they are actually cupcakes without icing.

The use of oils and sugar that go in the making cancel the effect of fiber. Thus, taking care with calories contained by foods is essential. Using frozen foods is another mistake that people make. These are high in sodium and contain somewhat 1700mg of salt which is equivalent to what one needs for the day. Thus, eating frozen foods once a day means eating equal to what is needed for the whole day. People must prefer buying low-sodium frozen foods but if they are not found, these foods must not be used more than once a week.

Granola bar are often hot favorites of dieters and these are excellent if made with the right ingredients such as whole wheat flower and whole grain. However, the ones mostly found the markets contain fatty ingredients such as chocolate, chocolate chips and white flour etc. Hence, those who love these bars must look for the ones that contain less than 150 calories.

Knowing the diet busters is highly important for all people above the age of 35 as it would lead to having better lives. By taking the right amount of calories, one can maintain the right weight even after 35!

Christiaan Janssens

CRO Akwa Wellness




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