This week’s: UNDERSTANDING ENERGY INTAKE comparison POTATOES Here’s what you c…
This week’s: UNDERSTANDING ENERGY INTAKE comparison 👉🏼 POTATOES 🥔 Here’s what you can expect your potatoes to cost you in calories! The bottom line: Understand Energy Intake 👉🏼 Not all food is created equally despite how similar it may look on the surface. Potatoes for example, vary in intake based on their type and mostly the way they are prepared. Here’s some of the reasons that food appearing similar can vary: ⚠️ Cooking methods ⚠️ Types and brands ⚠️ Additives like butter, milk and oil. Be conscious and aware of the intake of the preparation method of the food you consume, particularly if you’re looking to progress with fat loss. Ultimately to lose body fat you need to be in a calorie deficit of which potatoes can easily fit this equation – you can intact have your potato and eat it too! When aiming to be calorie wise when it comes to choosing potatoes opt for the lower caloric option such as steamed potato or the variation without any cooking additives. Where you do consume a higher calorie and higher fat potato like chips you should ensure your other food choices throughout the day compensate for this by being high protein, high fiber and nutrient dense.