The principle behind weight loss is simple: you either have to burn more or eat fewer calories. A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it’s a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it.
Calories aren’t bad for you. Your body needs calories for energy. If you eat more calories than you need, the body changes extra calories to fat. Too much fat can lead to being overweight and other health problems.
In general, a moderately active 19- to a 30-year-old woman needs 2,000 to 2,200 calories a day, whereas a man in the same category needs 2,600 to 2,800. A 31- to a 50-year-old woman at the same activity level needs 2,000 calories and a man needs 2,400 to 2,600 calories a day. A woman older than 50 needs 1,800 and a man older than 50 needs 2,200 to 2,400 calories.
Examples of vegetables with fewer calories:
Apples, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Lemons, Lettuce, Onions, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon.
Examples of everyday foods with higher calories:
Meats, Fish, Avocados, Daily foods(milk), Sweet potatoes, Whole Grains (Brown Rice), Eggs, Bananas, Nuts, Mangoes, Olive oil, Peanut Butter, Sausages