Extra Calories Can Add Up!

You may be surprised to find out what’s leading you to mindless munching and weight gain. We’re not always aware of everything we eat, and those extra calories can really add up. Statistics show that people who track calories lose twice as much weight as those who don’t.

This video is about how much sugar a selection of common foods each releases into the bloodstream.


Some Tips

  • You’ll eat more calories if your cereal bowl is filled with smaller flakes than larger ones. So if you have cereals with small pieces, the recommended serving size should be reduced to account for the lower volume.
  • Eating out could lead you to eat more calories, regardless of whether it’s at a full-service restaurant or a fast-food place. Many of us are underestimating the calories we’re eating, especially when we visit fast food restaurants. This is probably due to hidden calories and portion size.
  • If you think a smaller snack won’t satisfy you when you’re feeling hungry, before you take a huge helping of the snack try starting with a smaller one.
  • With main meals, take less initially and then you can allow yourself a small helping of seconds if you need to. This means you will eat fewer calories than if you serve yourself a huge plate to start.