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Healthy Calories to Lose Weight

Healthy calories? Let's get one thing straight – these are NOT contradictory terms. Although you need to cut calories to lose weight, calories are not bad. At least "healthy calories" are not bad.

Whether you count calories to lose weight or not, this is important. There are good healthy calories and bad unhealthy calories. As a matter of fact, research actually shows that eating healthy calories is more important to your health and fitness than it is for you to lose weight.

You can actually be overweight or even obese and, if you're eating healthy calories, you could still be a lot healthier than someone at a so-called "healthy" weight eating unhealthy calories!

Benefits of Healthy Calories to Lose Weight

In order to stay alive, you need a certain number of calories every day. How many calories? The magic number is usually thought to be a minimum somewhere between 800 and 1000 calories. And the most recent scientific studies indicate that low calorie diets contribute to better health.

But you also need good nutrition in order to be healthy. This is where healthy calories come in.

Naturally, foods have different amounts of calories. Some, such as rich pastries, have lots of unhealthy calories; while others, like dark green leafy vegetables, have a few healthy calories.

Approximately 3500 calories equals a pound. That means if you learn to substitute foods low in healthy calories for the foods you're currently eating that are high in unhealthy calories – to the tune of 500 calories less a day – you can lose about a pound a week and be healthier than ever.

Eating foods low in healthy calories to lose weight has also been shown to lead to permanent healthy weight loss. So you can get healthier, lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

Here are recommendations for losing weight with healthy calories from the healthy food list:Choosing health supplements that are high in nutrition and low in healthy calories makes perfect sense. My highest recommendations can be found at the fish oil and feel better web sites.

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