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empty calories

Food that has little or no nutritional value. For example, Snacking on beer and potato chips makes for a lot of empty calories. [1960s]
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As campaigners call for a clear traffic-light system of nutritional labelling, we find 50 more innocent-looking dishes with even more calories than that Big Mac.
From then on, part of every meal--equivalent to about half the calories that each woman had eaten per meal during the first week--was compulsory.
14 1oz smoked salmon (about one slice) on two wheat crackers, 48 calories
SAINT: The Laughing Cow Extra Light triangles (18g), 20 calories.
We found that if people eat a first course of a broth-based soup or a large salad that's low in calorie density, they eat fewer calories than if they'd had no first course at all.
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TIPS FOR MAKING A TASTY SWITCH BREAKFAST SWAP: A 250ml bottle strawberry and banana smoothie (133 calories) for 10 medium strawberries (120g) (32 calories) SAVING: 101 calories SWAP: A bacon sandwich made up of two slices bread, two rashers of grilled streaky bacon (356 calories) for a poached egg on toast with butter (250 calories) SAVING: 106 calories SWAP: One 50g serving of muesli with 150ml semi-skimmed milk (293 calories) for one slice of wholemeal toast with 10g butter and 15g honey (193 calories).
1 portion of chocolate log (30g) = 101 calories, 3g fat
Although most studies have targeted soft drinks, any beverage with calories makes a deposit in your fat cells.
Carbohydrates that are less nutritious include processed foods such as cakes, cookies, and muffins along with soft drinks and candy; they're full of "empty" calories.
To lose body fat, you should aim to expend 500 to 800 calories a day.
ALL CALORIES AREN'T ALIKE Although most health guides recommend that we eat less fat, people have a hard time complying.
Since the 1970s, farmers in the United States have produced the equivalent of 500 additional calories per person every day; Americans pack away about 200 of those; the other 300--mostly in the form of surplus corn--get dumped on overseas markets or turned into ethanol, a gasoline additive.
Naysoya Nayonaise can be replaced with any vegan spread providing 25-50 calories, or it can be omitted.
person performing 30 minutes of the activity, sorted from most calories burned to least.