Not all calories are metabolized equally, which can have an impact on bodyweight and overall health.
Calories from fructose:
- Lead to higher levels of ghrelin, the appetite increasing hormone.
Calories from refined carbohydrates:
- Elevate blood sugar faster.
- Increase cravings.
Calories from high glycemic foods:
- May lead to overeating & weight gain.
Calories from protein:
- Have been found to have the greatest impact on increasing satiety & reducing appetite.
Choosing your calories from a variety of whole, unprocessed foods rich in fiber, lean protein, & plant-based fats may be the best way to promote health & weight loss.