Calorie Information

Calories measure energy; both the energy the body needs and the energy in food. The following is a list of the amount of calories per gram for each of the primary sources of calories in the diet:

Protein……………………………….3.9

Carbohydrates……………………..3.9

Fat…………………………………….8.8

Alcohol………………………………7.0

To lose weight, you must eat less calories than your body needs to perform its daily activities. This means that to lose weight you should choose among the following alternatives:

1) Reduce calories.

2) Increase physical activity.

3) Combine a reduction of calories with an increase in physical activity.

Reducing calories can be accomplished by eating less at meals, cutting out between meal snacks or by avoiding alcohol and fat dense foods. Alcohol has no nutritional value so eliminating it from your diet is sensible. Fat can be avoided by substituting low or no fat foods into your diet and by stir frying, broiling, grilling, poaching or microwaving meals rather than frying or baking them.

Additionally, you may want to consider a dietary supplement designed to help you to burn excess fat. There are literally hundreds of them on the market; however very few have proven results. Do not be fooled by wonderful, sizzling sounding names; they are not a measure of effectiveness. One product that has proven it’s effects over a long period of time is GABA. GABA stimulates the body to naturally secrete increased amounts of the fat burning substance Human Growth Hormone. A second product that has been medically proven to reduce weight is Chromium Picolinate. One final product that you may want to consider is L-Ephedrine HCL. This helps to reduce the appetite and to stimulate the metabolism.