Are calories the only thing that matters when making a meal?
No Way! You still want to take in more healthy calories.
Calories can only come from carbohydrates, protein, fats, and alcohol.
- One gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories, as does a gram of protein.
- A gram of fat, meanwhile, equals 9 calories,
- and the same amount of alcohol equals 7 calories.
- So, gram for gram, fat has twice as many calories as carbohydrates or protein.
So what does this mean/ It means that if you eat foods that are higher in carbohydrates and/or protein instead of fat, you can eat more!