Nutrition Basics

There are some things you should know. These are the basics.

Eat! Yes it seems simple, but eating during the day, regular meals, will help increase your metabolism! Do not skip meals!!!!

3500 calories = 1 pound
An extra 500 calories consumed per day for 7 days could lead to a one pound weight gain per week.

1 gram carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram protein = 4 calories
1 gram fat = 9 calories
1 gram alcohol = 7 calories (approximately 30 grams in a one ounce shot glass)

4 grams sugar = 1 teaspoon sugar
An average soda contains 25-30 grams sugar. Drinking a can of soda is the same as eating 7 teaspoons of sugar.
5 grams fat = 1 teaspoon butter
An average Hamburger has 40 grams of fat. Eating a Burger is the same as eating 8 teaspoons of butter…. WOW that is a lot of fat!
2000mg sodium = 1 teaspoon salt

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