Why it’s important to manage calories

Everyone assumes that in order to lose weight or gain weight they need a trainer, a diet or whatever the scam is today.  The most important thing in weight management is calorie intake.  If you’re looking to gain weight then you need to intake more calories, if you’re looking to lose weight then the calorie intake should be lower than calories burned.

Counting calories didn’t become a common practice until the 20th century, so some are still skeptical to the idea.  Counting calories (or fat grams) is far easier than actually understanding the complex effects food has on our bodies.

It is also extremely difficult to count calories accurately, nearly nine out of ten Americans have no idea how many calories they actually need.  We tend to miscount how many calories we actually intake.

So where do the other calories come from?  Think about the big meals you have with large portions, or even buffets.  Most people tend to undermine the calorie intake from those face-stuffing sessions.  In one study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that people, no matter what their size, are more likely to be able to accurately guess the number of calories in small meals than in large ones.

The current obesity epidemic is linked to calorie intake.  People assume that its what they are eating instead of how much they are eating which is seriously not the case.  It’s easy to overeat calories and very hard to work them off.

Take advantage of the newly revamped Aviator Athletics program here at Aviator Sports to fight off those extra winter holiday calories.  Aviator Athletics is designed to increase strength, conditioning, power, speed, and endurance as well as develop athletic ability and positioning. We welcome the beginner to advanced or elite athlete. Our Highly trained coaches use the latest in sports science and injury prevention to create a sports performance program specific to your needs.   Let Aviator Athletics be your destination to staying in shape this winter and into 2017 and beyond!!!

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