“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?”
~Luke 14:28

Foods that are high in fat and sugar taste great but the calories add up quickly and can easily have you taking in more calories than your body can burn.

Examples:

  • Ribeye steak
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fried foods
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Chips

Indulging in too much of these types of foods too often results in slow and steady or fast and furious weight gain depending on how much and how often you are overeating.

You see, whenever you eat more calories than your body burns in a day, your body stores that excess as fat. For example, let’s assume that to maintain your current weight you need to be eating about 1,700 calories a day but you consistently eat 2,200 a day. In about a week, you will gain a pound. If that keeps happening week after week, it will not take long to pack on the pounds. If you are like me, much of that weight will show up in your mid-section. Yikes!

Reflection point:
What food(s) are you indulging in too often?

Until next time,
Coach Tam