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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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34. Food accountancy made simple

You can eat them, count them or ignore them, but here’s why knowing your calories from your onions is the key to losing weight.

Many books make calories unnecessarily hard to understand, but the concept is really quite simple. Once you have grasped what calories mean, you have a powerful tool to help you control your weight.

Put simply, calories are just the basic units by which both the energy values of food and the energy needs of the body are measured.

You may be familiar with diets that advocate counting your daily calorie intake. It’s now seen as a rather old-fashioned way to slim, not least because you have to weigh things obsessively and eating anywhere but at home becomes a nightmare. It can also ...

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