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Check out this great video of what 200 calories looks like. It does a nice job at explaining that a calorie is not always just a calorie and reinforces how confusing this all is!
On the one hand do not eat too many calories…but if you are eating foods that are high in fiber (vegetables, fruit and whole grains) you do not need to worry about the calories as much…and you also need to know what macronutrients those calories provide (protein, carbs or fat)….they did not even discuss where the food comes from (locally sourced, seasonal, pesticides and GMOS present?) – I mean it is a lot to deal with! Jeez.
How do you know if you are making the right decisions when it comes to calories? What is an easy way to know you are eating well?
I do not know really know the answer…reassuring isn’t it? Again – jeez!
That being said, here is what I do know.
So, how many calories do you need? Maybe that is the wrong question to ask… I do know that if you take some time to be truly aware of the foods you eat and the patterns around your eating, you will figure out what is the best way to eat – for you. Take some time to notice how it all works for you.
Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD, serves as the Regional Registered Dietitian of The San Francisco Bay Club. As the nutrition expert and dietician for Western Athletic Clubs, she thrives on helping people live healthier, stronger, more confident lives. With an extensive education in nutrition, Jae has been featured as an expert in Shape Magazine, Better Homes & Garden and more. Her background is in sports nutrition, weight loss counseling and disease management. She is also a personal trainer and yoga and Pilates instructor. Jae earned a master’s degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and completed her dietetic internship at UCSF Medical Center.