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If you think you’re increasing your knowledge of calorie counting, but your body seems to be disagreeing, here are six things you need to keep remembering before taking another bite:

Colors Count: About half of each meal should be fruits and vegetables. Not only are they low in calories, high in fiber, and filling, but a wide variety of produce provides nutrients that help stave off many diseases.

Read The Labels: What may sound healthy may be junk foods in disguise.

Eat Fiber. Found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains, fiber fills you up fast with fewer calories, and because it takes longer to eat and digest, it keeps you feeling satisfied longer.

Don’t Fear Fat. Read the difference between good and bad fat. 

Watch Your Sugar Intake. You’ll get a sugar high and then low that can send your energy levels on a roller coaster ride, and set the stage for more craving down the line. Your best source of sugar is fresh fruit, which provides vitamins and minerals, along with fiber.

Chec The Ingredients. The ingredients list is usually printed below the Nutrition Facts panel on food labeling. 

Chec The Order Of The Ingredients Listed. Ingredients that are listed first make up a greater percentage of the product, compared with the last ingredient listed.

 

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