Calories are actually good for us as long as they come in the right form. We need calories to give us energy, which allows us to exercise and of course, we get a great health benefit from that. So try not to waste calories on sweet fizzy drinks and try not to fill up on cakes, biscuits and crisps because these will, of course, add on weight without any health benefit what so ever. But DO feel free to eat a good portion of a healthy, balanced meal, and if you do it right, snacking will become a thing of the past anyway.
My philosophy about food is very simple. Food is the only thing that can give us our health. Other things can take it away like drinking too much and smoking. But food is what makes us what we are. The food we eat affects our energy levels, our sleep patterns. It affects how happy we feel and how well we cope with things and, it also affects the way we look, our hair and our skin.
So, remember, you don’t have to be an expert chef to give yourself and your family good health – you maybe just need a few new ideas and a gentle nudge in the right direction. Ensure you get your calories from the right kinds of food. Not only will this help you feel great and look great – just think of all the fun activities you can do to burn off these good calories!
Article by Sally Bee - home cook and author of ‘Have your cake and eat it too’.
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