Bang for your Calorie Buck

 

Anyone who isn’t a millionaire likes to get the most bang for their hard earned dollars (even most millionaires enjoy a good deal).  I am not blogging about money here, though.  If you are trying to lose weight, it might help for you to think of calories as dollars (every calorie you consume is viewed as a dollar coming out of your pocket).  Okay, but why is this going to help me?

If you have kept up with my previous blogs, you know that if you want to lose weight you have to consume less calories than your body burns.  You probably didn’t even need me to tell you this the first time.  Your body requires a certain amount of vitamins and minerals regardless of how many calories you are consuming.  This means that if you reduce your daily calorie consumption, you are going to have to get more vitamins and minerals for every calorie that you consume. 

Now I want you to use the calorie/dollar analogy.  For every calorie/dollar that you spend, you want to get the most vitamins and minerals for those calories/dollars.  This is important because a vitamin and/or mineral deficiency will at the least cause sub optimal performance (whether physically or mentally).

With Mani’s using organic produce and all natural ingredients, we are helping you the best we know how to achieve this calorie/dollar bargain.  The debate is on going, but some studies have shown vitamin and mineral densities to be higher in organic produce than non-organic produce.  More importantly, consumption of organic ingredients instead of non-organic ingredients will reduce some of those unnatural and possibly toxic chemicals that are used in some 21st century farming. 

If you are interested:  Vitamin and Mineral Chart