Question: Is losing weight really only about consuming fewer calories than you’re burning? Isn’t there a role that nutrition plays in weight loss?
Answer: When it
comes down to it – the calories you burn and consume daily determine
your weight. So – if you need to eat 1,500 calories to lose weight it
doesn’t matter what you eat from a pure weight loss standpoint.
However, your food choices affect the way you feel. Certain foods help
you feel full longer which can help you manage your appetite and stick
to your weight loss plan. Some foods may make you feel sluggish and
less inclined to move. From a health standpoint, a diet rich in whole
grains, fruits and vegetables provides more nutrients than a diet with
mostly processed, high fat foods. For weight control, selecting foods
that make you feel satisfied and energized will likely yield the best
results. In any case, weight loss is ultimately determined by calories.