Where do you get your calories from?

Feb 22, 2022

If you have talked to me personally about nutrition, you know I am a big advocate for food journaling. Although it was years ago, I remember keeping a food journal while I was in grad school. I learned so much about the makeup of food and my relationship with food. It’s the ultimate form of accountability. Fortunately, there are great apps available to help with food journaling.


For many years, it was a common belief that weight loss was as simple as creating a deficit between calories in versus calories out, but research has confirmed that this is not true. There is so much more to food and how our body processes it. Paying close attention to where your calories come from is not only best for your body, but also for you losing weight and keeping it off. For example, 38 veggie straws are equal to 130 calories. It doesn’t sound so bad—right? But what did you get from the 130 calories? Check out the label. Fat, salt, and carbs. Absolutely no nutritional value because they don’t contain vegetables, although the front of the package would make you believe otherwise. So, do you think this is going to keep you full between meals? Probably not, which likely would lead to another snack. So, I would encourage you to start food journaling. It will help you learn about food and your relationship with food!

Tasty recipe instead of veggie straws 😊



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