Molokai Fitness: Calorie Intake

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By Ayda Ersoy

Do you know what’s more important — how many calories you take, or how much nutritional food you are eating each day?

Actually if you start to listen to your body, it will tell you the answer. Your body will tell you which food is good for you and which is not. Think about it: if you eat junk food or processed food, your body has to work so hard to digest it that after you eat you’ll feel low energy, sleepy and bloated.

Are you giving enough attention to what you’re eating? When you eat healthy, fresh, real food, you’ll feel much higher energy. You’ll feel much lighter. Maybe you’ll feel like playing outside with your kids or doing some exercise.

Let’s say you’re eating 2000 calories per day, but this doesn’t mean that you’re getting enough nutrition. That’s why it is so important that you’re aware of what you are eating and when you are eating.

Food is your energy! It’s like the gas you put in your car — if you put bad quality fuel in your car, then it will start having serious problems and probably break down. But good quality gas will keep it working perfectly. Try to eat frequently – maybe every 2.5 to 3 hours. This will help you avoid eating too much at one time.

Check your daily food intake, and make sure you read all the labels correctly. If you don’t understand the ingredients, or it doesn’t say what’s inside, then don’t eat it! Eat real food — there’s so much of it on Molokai. Everywhere you look there’s delicious, fresh food. Live the healthy life that you deserve!


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