Fast-food options wherever you look. Startlingly expansive portion sizes. Given these and other aspects of our current dietary culture, it’s no surprise that we’re consuming more calories than ever before. And with this increase in caloric intake—as well as the lack of physical activity to counterbalance it—come problems such as high blood pressure and unwanted weight gain.
But all it takes to avoid these problems, and to potentially improve your diet, is to understand calories: what they are, how our bodies use them, and how to manage them in the foods we eat and the activities we perform.
Watch this video lecture to explore the science behind calories and get expert advice on lifelong strategies for managing weight.
It’s All about the Calories is delivered by Professor Roberta H. Anding. Dr. Anding is a clinical dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital