Empty calories refers to foods that contain low or no nutritional value but have high amounts of calories. Calories that can result in inches adding to your waistline and that do nothing to benefit your body.
Empty calorie foods provide plenty of energy but do very little to support health and in some cases will even rob your body of essential nutrients that may already be in short supply in your diet. One common problem with these foods is that they can taste great but will have minimal effect for satisfying hunger – and a lot of the time will stimulate it even further so you end up eating even more of them.
If your aim is to maintain a healthy, toned body with healthy body fat levels then a high priority should be to avoid empty calorie foods. Instead focus on foods that are nutritionally dense containing high natural levels of health boosting proteins, good fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.