Key to Weight Loss:
Choosing the Right Foods
We are going to start with a quiz. If you’re trying to lose weight, which is a better choice:
You’re probably thinking this is a trick question. After all, raisins are just shriveled up grapes, right?
Well – you’re half right. Raisins are, in fact, made up of grapes. However, that shriveled up part is very important.
Caloric Density is Important:
Calories ÷ Volume
The number of calories in a grape and a raisin are virtually identical. However, how many grapes will fit into a cup versus how many raisins?
There are around 32 grapes in a cup. That’s around 62 calories.
However, around 280 raisins will fit in the same cup!
That’s nearly 450 calories!
Why is Caloric Density Important?
At Restorative Health, we want you to eat enough calories to have the energy you need to feel better, look better and live better. A key to eating is to not feel hungry. The volume of a food is critical to suppressing those pesky hunger pangs.
That’s why we would encourage you to eat foods that are rich in nutrients, and low in caloric density.
Examples of Low Caloric Density Foods
To help you achieve your weight loss goals, we are giving you some foods with low caloric density that might be appropriate.
You can eat oats: oats are packed with protein and fiber. Half a cup of oats will only cost slightly over 150 calories.
Another great choice may be greek yogurt. This is a great option that is loaded with protein and a full cup is only about 150 calories.
If that’s not your style, you might enjoy eggs. A single egg only contains slightly less than 80 calories, and will provide nearly 6 grams of protein.
Consider Caloric Density When
Planning Your Meals
Meal planning is important. A good meal plan can serve as a roadmap for how you’re going to consume your calories throughout your day and week.
By using caloric density as a factor, you’ll be shedding inches before you know it.
Restorative Health Wants to Help You
Feel Better, Look Better, and Live Better.
If you’re ready to get started on your journey, contact Restorative Health today. We are happy to schedule a consultation today. Contact us with any questions and we will do our best to work with you.