Our body needs energy to grow, move and for the repair of body cells, such as our hair, skin and the immune system. We get this energy from food in the form of calories. When we eat fewer calories than the body needs, then we start to lose weight.
Fat contains more than twice the calories in carbohydrates and proteins! Therefore, reducing your fat intake lowers your calories more quickly and will help you to lose weight. In fact, many people cook with lot of oils, salad dressings and eat deep fried food, which all contain lots of calories!
Many studies show that people eat more calories when they eat highly processed food. Using fewer fats, like oils, cheese and butter, and replacing sugary treats with fresh food alternatives will help you to lose weight without having to count your calories.
Top tip: Use less oil and butter when cooking meals and limit the amount of high processed, sugar containing foods!