Whole vs. Empty Calories

When it comes to calories, it is important to remember that not all calories are the same. The calories that come from whole, fresh fruits and vegetables (whole calories) are far superior than calories that come from ultra-processed foods (empty calories). Also, some foods have naturally empty calories like white rice. When faced with a decision, choose foods with the lowest W factor and avoid empty calories.  The only exception is when you are trying to boost the energy in your meal to create balance.

Author: T Ross

I spent the first part of my life playing piano and composing music. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and cognitive science. Then I became a User Interface Engineer for four years. I moved home to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my family and began to freelance. On the side, I created a company called Elemental Nutrition & Wellness that uses interactive resource calculators to give people the tools they need to lose weight and boost nutrition. Now I have my own practice as a holistic nutritionist. I help people meet their weight loss goals by fostering self-motivation. You can reach me at ross@elementalnutritionandwellness.com.

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