…eat healthy for life and avoid the fad diets.

January 2, 2006

{How to Eat Healthy for Life – WikiHow } – “Decide how many calories your body needs to function each day.

This number can vary wildly depending on your metabolism and how physically active you are. If you’re the kind of person who puts on 10 pounds just smelling a slice of pizza, then your daily caloric intake should stay around 2000 calories for men, and 1500 calories for women. Your body mass also plays a part in this. More calories are suitable for naturally bigger people, and less for smaller people. If you’re the kind of person that can eat anything you want without putting on a pound, or you’re physically active, you may want to increase your daily caloric intake to 3000-4000 calories, a little less for women. Also consider the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you need to function.”

Good wiki article for this time of year. I’m looking at eating better, mainly for health and energy reasons. Went to Harry’s in Atlanta yesterday and I was reminded about how much I love fruit and organic yummies. We put so much “junk” in our bodies, and I’m not talking about fast food, just the chemicals we allow in our food. Eating healthly, not really dieting, seems to be the better way to go.