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Helpful Calories in a Banana

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When dieting, some people find it imperative to follow a plan or systems so that they can ensure their success.  One of the stepping stones in this system is eating foods that are lower in calories than other foods. The calories in a banana are much less than those in a fast food. For instance, instead of ordering a pizza, you can make your own pizza that will be significantly lower in calories, and also lots of fun to make!  When purchasing foods with labels that claim “low calories,” be sure to read the nutrition facts as well, because most foods can be lower in calories due to a reduction of serving size, which is misleading to consumers.  Instead of eating fatty meats, look up some protein shake recipes.

Generally speaking, low calorie foods are more natural, with less preservatives, artificial flavors, and additives.  Anything that is put into a food alters the food, and so when looking for low calories snacks, don’t go for chips, even if they are advertised as “low calorie,” but go for something like sunflower seeds, because you don’t have to eat half of the bag to feel satisfied, and therefore you will save calories in the end.  If you buy low calorie advertised cereal, but eat two bowls, you are eating the same amount of calories as your normal cereal, so why not just buy the cereal you would like to eat and monitor your eating.

When going out make sure to drink lowest calorie alcohocl since you will ingest a huge amount of calories otherwise.

The message here is that low-calorie foods are not all that they are advertised to be, and it is better to eat smart and save you the calories, than to just jump on the low calorie band wagon.

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