FAQ About nutrition

Are fat-free and low-fat foods low in calories?
A: Not always. The foods  that are fat free and low in calories are not “calorie-free.” And, calories do count!
Always read the Nutrition Facts food label to find out the calorie content. Remember, this is the calorie content for one serving of the food item, so be sure and check the serving size. If you eat more than one serving, you’ll be eating more calories than is listed on the food label.

Q: If I eat late at night, will these calories automatically turn into body fat?
A: The time of day isn’t what affects how your body uses calories. It’s the overall number of calories you eat and the calories you burn over the course of 24 hours that affects your weight.

Q: I’ve heard it is more important to worry about carbohydrates than calories. Is this true?
A: By focusing only on carbohydrates, you can still eat too many calories. Also, if you drastically reduce the variety of foods in your diet, you could end up sacrificing vital nutrients and not be able to sustain the diet over time.

Q: Does it matter how many calories I eat as long as I’m maintaining an active lifestyle
A: While physical activity is a vital part of weight control, so is controlling the number of calories you eat. If your caloric consumption and expenditure are not balanced , you will gain weight.

Q. What other factors contribute to overweight and obesity?
A: Besides diet and behavior, environment, and genetic factors may also have an effect in causing people to be overweight and obese.

Q. How can I Cut Calories at Every Meal
You can cut calories by eating foods high in fiber, making better drink choices, avoiding large portion size, and adding more fruits and vegetables to your eating plan.

Q. How much weight do I need to lose
Even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, can produce health benefits as it kick starts your body metabolism and you will lose weight at a rapid rate.