I know a lot of you out there are calorie counters, but what exactly is a "calorie"?
A calorie is the amount of energy it takes to raise a gram of water one degree centigrade. And yes, I did remember that definition >:D
Okay, great; What's that supposed to mean?
Eating calories doesn't make you gain weight. In fact, calories are just sources of energy that are vital for your body.
Remember, if you want to lose weight, you have to exert more calories than you take in.
If you want to gain weight, do the opposite. Take in more calories than you exert.
If you want to maintain your current weight, take in the same amount of calories in which you exert.
Have an open mind when you're eating; Yes, that diet pepsi may only have one calorie, but how much GOOD does it do for your health? And yes, that avocado may have 300 calories, but it does a lot more good for your health than that pepsi.
Remember, quality over quantity;
It doesn't matter WHAT you eat, it matters how much of it you eat.
That avocado is filled with vital vitamins and minerals.
Food isn't there to make you gain weight; It's there to keep your body fueled at all times. If you're worried about weight gain, just remember to work those calories off. Also remember that it takes calories to digest foods, and you also burn calories naturally by breathing, blinking, moving your fingers and more basic bodily functions.
Good Luck and Stay Healthy!