It may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean it is calorie free!

Insight of the day: It may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean it is calorie free!

Some recent substitutions clients have asked me about are; agave nectar in place of sugar, olive oil in place of butter, coconut oil in place of vegetable oil.

Although the properties of these food items may be better for our health, they still contain calories. They are not a free food (free food means calorie free). Agave is not a free food it has calories from sugar, coconut oil is not a free food it has calories from fat. You should not use these items endlessly… follow your portion size guidelines.

So what’s the point, you may wonder? This is great that people are trying new things to improve their health and food choices. The point here is that it still contains calories. Overeating of calories in general leads to weight gain.

Still have questions? Email me.

Read more on these topics here:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-truth-about-agave

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/coconut-oil-and-health

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