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100 kcals a day…..

Fit tips 1 2011

If you consume 100kcals a day more than your body burns you will gain 10lbs in a year!

As a quick guide, here’s what 100 calories looks like…

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of butter or mayonnaise
  • 30g of cheese – that’s the size of a matchbox
  • 4 teaspoons (20g) of sugar – a can of coke has almost 7 teaspoons (35g)!
  • 2 ginger nut biscuits
  • 9 Pringles
  • 28 red grapes
  • 10 peanut M&M’s
  • 25 baby carrots
  • 1 slice of wholemeal bread
  • ½ glass of red wine
  • 14 almonds
  • 62g of cooked rice
  • 1 medium apple
  • 8 French Fries
  • ¼ of a Gregg’s sausage roll!
  • 16 sticks of celery
  • 50 seedless raisins
  • 60 green beans
  • 100 raspberries
  • 34 pieces of penne pasta
  • 5 mugs of tea with semi skimmed milk, no sugar

As you can see, some foods pack a lot of calories into not a lot of substance so choose carefully!  Skip the 9 Pringles, 1 can of coke & extra slice of bread – you really won’t miss it and you’ll be saving yourself 300 calories, which could help you lose / prevent you from gaining 30 lbs in a year!

Keep up to speed with YOUR FIT TIPS @ BODYCARE, Benfleet



Heard something really true today…

Jillian Michaels, of Biggest Loser fame, said that she believes everything we eat and drink influences our bodies in a fundamental way - “…it either FIGHTS DISEASE or FEEDS IT”.

This pretty much sums up how we feel about the importance of food and the profound effect the quality, quantity and nutritional value of everything we eat and drink has on our bodies.

Spend one day thinking of this every time you have someting to eat or drink…see how much your feeding and how much you’re fighting.


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