These days’ people have become conscious of weight, looks, and overall health. On one hand, it is good but on the other hand, it will not help you if you are not aware of the right keywords and terminology.

Some people think that all that matters when it comes to losing weight is calorie intake and calorie output. But it’s more than that, let’s first learn about simple facts.

What is a calorie?

 In common language, it is the amount of energy you gain from eating, drinking and energy used for various physical activities. For example, eating one banana gives you almost 100 calories and a slice of white bread gives you 79 calories.

Calories are important to be healthy but it is more important to know how to keep a balance between intake and burning of calories.

What are empty calories?

Calories from foods which are high in energy but low in nutrition are called Empty calories. For example- Sugary drinks, sodas, ice-creams etc.

How much calories are needed?

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Different people have different calorie requirements depending on their weight, physical activities, age etc. Everybody has different calorie requirements depending on overall health too. For example, an average man needs 2500-2700 kcal a day and an average woman needs 2000-2200 kcal a day.

It is right that a person needs to burn more calories than the intake to lose weight but our body does not work like this. There are any other factors going on in our body which are much more complex.

By following small simple steps, we can keep weight under control rather than counting our calories every time we eat something.

For example, cutting carbs like sugary drinks, food items containing processed sugars, avoiding too much bakery products and products containing Maida (processed flour).

Eating more protein like milk and milk products, pulses, eggs etc.

Last but not least, try abandoning processed foods for real and unprocessed foods.

Nutrition can be complicated but eating healthy is simple! Try it!