How Dense Are Your Calories?

A calorie is a calorie, but certain foods pack a ton of calories into small portions. One of the best ways to improve fat loss is to select foods that have high nutrient content and low caloric density.

What is caloric density?

Caloric density is the number of calories contained in a given volume of food. As an example, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter pack in roughly 188 calories. But the same two tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk have roughly 4 calories.  

When it comes to meal planning for weight loss, think about the caloric density of your food and how satiated you will feel after eating it. High fat and low nutrition foods are usually where you run into issues of overeating.

Swapping out calories

Simple food swaps are a great way to stave off hunger, keep your calories low, and keep your nutrient profile high.

Though salmon is packed with nutrients, eating 6 ounces every day can add a ton of calories. A 6 ounce serving of salmon comes with 354 calories. To spare the...

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