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  • Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better.

  • Simply put, a calorie is the measure of energy that is generated from food.

  • But are all calories created equal?

  • Yes and No.

  • Regardless of your diet, if you were locked up and fed the exact same number of calories, some studies show you'd lose the same amount of weight.

  • However, this isn't how we live.

  • Things like hunger (controlled by hormones), cravings and emotions tend to get in the way.

  • Which leads us to the biggest reason why calories are not all created equal -- foods are not made up of calories alone.

  • They are complex mixtures of fiber and other nutrients.

  • This causes a different effect on the hormones that control hunger and those that direct our bodies to either burn or store fat.

  • So which foods don't tell us to store fat? It's not rocket science.

  • Focus on lean protein, healthy fats and non-processed, unrefined carbohydrates such as vegetables, beans, whole grains and fruit.

  • Simply put, a hundred calories of jelly beans is not equal to 100 calories of natural peanut butter.

  • The peanut butter will not only keep you more satisfied, but it is also more hormone friendly in terms of storing fat.

  • So remember: Be aware of calories but stop counting!

  • Instead focus on the quality of food you are eating, listen to your body and stop when you are satisfied.

  • And, you will feel just a little bit better.

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better.

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Diet Tip: Choose the Right Calories | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

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