Reading the calorie count on those protein bars you eat scares you doesn’t it? You think calories add up and equal FAT don’t you? Burning calories means burning fat.. Take a second now and clear your mind of all your past understandings of calories, FAT and weight gain.
Go ahead and Google the word calorie. At the top of MY Google browser it says 1 calorie equals 4.18400 joules. Now research joules in a new window. A joule is “a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units. The International System of Units, or modern metric system by itself tells you a joule, or a “CALORIE” is a unit of energy. In my book, energy is a good thing. Energy gets you through your sets and reps.
“A joule is equal to the energy transferred (or work done) to an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of its motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N·m).” (Wikipedia)
All I want to inform you of in this week’s post is that you do not need to be scared of “high calorie counts.” You just need to make sure that your physical activity is as proportionate to your calorie intake as possible. The more calories you want to burn, the more physical activity you need to do.