Middle age spread and smart diet choices
Every year brings more opportunities to learn how to make smart choices in our lives.
One smart choice is understanding the importance of calories.
While calorie restriction with optimal nutrition is an exciting program for increased health and longevity, even modest calorie counting can have important benefits.
A new study followed 192 middle-aged women for three years, tracking their lifestyle habits, including their diet choices.
Results showed that women who did not reduce their calories were 138% more likely to gain almost 7 pounds or more (Tucker, L, American Journal Health Promotion, January 2009).
How do you succeed in calorie reduction?
Just count the calories--it's all in the numbers.
For example, increasing low calorie fruits and low calorie vegetables is a highly recommended habit and is a great substitute behavior. An apple is lower in calories than a piece of cake with frosting.
Great benefits with no calorie cost.
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