Calories – The Body’s Fuel
Although eating is a very pleasurable activity, the calories that we eat includes the different kinds of fuel that we need to energize, heal, and repair the body. Therefore, we eat to live.
So, when we eat more fuel than we need, the body is designed in such a way that it stores the excess calories. The extra foods that we eat are conserved and stored in our fat cells. Each time that our fat cells increase in size, our weight increases.
When we eat a little less than our body needs, the body will tap into our storage (fat cells) and use it for energy. As our stored fats are used, weight loss occurs.
We get our calories from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These are called macronutrients because we need these in a relatively large amount when compared with other essential nutrients.
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