The vegan diet is touted for being healthy for the body and the planet, and some of those who have gone vegan report weight loss, glowing skin, and lots of energy. When thinking of a vegan diet, images of fruits and vegetables come to mind easily. You might think of going vegan as being “on a diet”, as you might think you are going to cut your calories.
What calories mean?
When people talk about the calories in food, what do they mean? A calorie is a unit of measurement — but it doesn’t measure weight or length. A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it’s a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it.
Are Calories Bad?
Calories aren’t bad for you. Your body needs calories for energy. But eating too many calories — and not burning enough of them off through activity — can lead to weight gain.
Meal prepping refers to preparing your meals in advance to help save yourself time during the busy week. This can include preparing the individual components of the meal or putting entire meals together in containers. Meal prepping is great for those who want to have nutritious meals throughout the week, but may struggle to find the time during the week.
Whether it’s a pick-me-up during late night studying or simply a sweet tooth before bed, late night snacking is something most of us do. There is a growing stigma around late night snacking and its contribution to weight gain and poor health, but is this really true? We’ve heard that we should focus on what we eat and not when we eat it, but how can we satisfy our cravings without going overboard? Is late night snacking a culprit in weight gain or is it a myth? We will take a closer look at these statements in the post.