Diet and Calories
Guidelines for Diet and Calories
High-Calorie and Low-Calorie Diet Foods
A healthy weight loss diet is a balanced diet which includes foods from all food groups. From a calorie viewpoint, it should include both low-calorie foods, like fruits and vegetables; medium-calorie foods, like lean meat, lower-fat dairy, whole wheat bread, pasta and rice; and high-calorie foods like oily fish and vegetable oils.
Reduce Your Intake of Empty Calorie Foods
Foods which contain calories but few (if any) nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals, are called 'empty-calorie' foods. Common examples of empty calorie foods are: regular carbonated drinks, colas, and highly refined sugary foods like sweets, candy and so on.
Aim for 30 percent of Calories from Fat
Most mainstream nutritionists advise that you should aim to eat about 30 percent of your total calories from fats or oils. If you are at risk from raised cholesterol, heart experts advise between 20-30 percent calories from fat.
Choose Low-Glycemic-Index Carb Calories
Low-GI carbs are preferable to high-GI carbs. This is because low-GI carbs take longer to digest, keep blood sugar levels more stable and maintain a feeling of fullness for longer.
Choose Fat-Calories from Vegetable Fats
All fats contain the same amount of calories, but some fat-calories are healthier. In general, most of your fat-calories should come from vegetable rather than animal fats, as the latter typically contains saturated fat which is associated with increased risk of heart disease.
Food Calories and Exercise Calories Determine Weight Loss
Clinical diet studies continue to show that weight loss is not possible unless the number of calories taken in is LESS than the number of calories burned. In this sense, calories and calorie-intake are a vital element in weight control.
For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Foods
Dietary Calories In Types of Foods
Calories in Alcohol - Calories in Bacon/Pork - Calories in Bagels - Calories in Beans - Calories in Beef - Calories in Beer - Calories in Bread - Calories in Breakfast Bars - Calories in Breakfast Cereal - Calories in Butter - Calories in Cakes - Calories in Candy - Calories in Cheese - Calories in Chicken - Calories in Coffee/Creamers - Calories in Condiments - Calories in Cookies - Calories in Croissants - Calories in Deli Meat - Calories in Donuts - Calories in Dressings - Calories in Eggs - Calories in Fast Food - Calories in Fats/Cooking Oils - Calories in Fish/Seafood - Calories in Frozen Entrees - Calories in Fruit - Calories in Game Meat - Calories in Herbs/Spices - Calories in Ice Cream - Calories in Jelly/Jam - Calories in Juice - Calories in Lamb - Calories in Mexican Food - Calories in Muffins - Calories in Milk/Yogurt - Calories in Noodles - Calories in Nuts - Calories in Pancakes - Calories in Pasta - Calories in Pies - Calories in Pizza - Calories in Popcorn - Calories in Potatoes - Calories in Pretzels - Calories in Rice - Calories in Sauces - Calories in Snacks - Calories in Soft Drinks - Calories in Soup - Calories in Soy Food - Calories in Sugar - Calories in Toppings - Calories in Turkey - Calories in Veal - Calories in Vegetables - Calories in Whole Grains - Calories in Wine
Definition of Calorie - Definition of Kilocalories (kcals) - Definition of Kilojoules - Calorie Needs to Maintain Weight - Calorie Needs for Children - Calorie Needs for Teenagers - Calorie Intake per Day - Calorie Intake and Age - Calorie Intake and Expenditure - Energy Burned by Exercise - Calories and Exercise - Fat Calories - Calories in One Pound of Body Fat - Calories in Gram Carbs - Calories in Gram Protein - Calories and Water - Exercise: How Many Calories to Burn - Energy in Food
Dieting and Weight Management
Calorie Controlled Weight Loss Diet - Diet Calories Advice - Diet Nutrition - Empty Calorie Foods - Guide to Calories in Food - Low Calorie Diets - Low Calorie Recipes - Calories and Carbohydrates - Fat Replacers - Calorie Free Sweeteners - Food Labels - Negative Calorie Diet - Calorie-Counting to Lose Weight - Basal Metabolic Rate - Calories Needed to Lose Weight - How to Reduce Calories - Low Calorie Foods and Weight Loss - How to Reduce Fat Calories - Weight Loss and Calories - Weight Loss Diets
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