Counting calories is really important?

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2020

When the process of weight loss is initiated, usually, the main action taken is to count the calories of food consumed even if it is healthy or processed food. When a goal for weight loss is established, for example, the brain sends the idea that you need to eat fewer calories to reduce your body weight.

Do you know what calories mean?

A calorie is the amount of energy that foods can provide to the body which will send the energy to each organ perform its functions. This energy is present in every food that adds quality to the meal and body's cells as well as in low nutritional quality food, which does not provide good nutrients to the metabolism.

So, is counting calories beneficial and important for human health? 

It depends on the nutritional strategy. Counting calories strategy can be important for the weight loss process if the amount of food is adjusted to be consumed in a day and if it is according to the goal of each person, the reduction in total calories will lead to a decreased body weight by offering less daily energy intake.

In this case, it can be consumed the same amount of calories with unhealthy foods such as industrialized food as well as eat high nutritional quality foods which will provide benefits to the body.

The ideal is to adjust the amount of food consumed and the quality that is provided by them since the interaction among nutrients in the body will provide and activate the right body functions and generate health benefits.

Another reason why counting calories can be beneficial is that when the strategy is started by somebody who already has a chronic disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and others. Soon, he/she will realize what kind of food can be ingested and the amount of energy the food will provide and which will not damage the body functions.

Still, while counting calories, the individual becomes more aware of the food that is eaten and may adjust the meals based on what was and what will be consumed throughout the day and learn to eat with pleasure, be healthier, and improve the quality of life.

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