Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Counting Calories.....Do I Have To???

Counting calories seems like such a pain, but it plays a vital role in reaching your weight loss goal. It is really important to get a general idea of what you are consuming and making small tweaks when needed. Truthfully you may be quite shocked at how many calories you are eating, even when you are making healthy choices. Just because you are subbing an apple with peanut butter for a bag of chips, doesn't mean that you are staying below the limit. Plus, studies have shown that people who self monitor their food intake are a lot more prone to eat smaller proportion sizes and make healthier food choices.

There are tons of super simple logs online to help you easily track your progress and give you a big picture of what you are taking in. It only takes a few minutes too. I highly recommend doing this for 4-6 weeks (not the rest of your life!) or until you have a good grasp of what you can and can not have in a day.

You need to first find out what your calorie limit is in order to reach your goal. Again there are plenty of sites for finding out this information quickly, but this one was quite simple. All you need to do is enter your age, weight, height, activity level, goal weight and time limit.

Health Weight Forum

From there you can get your recommended intake and use this information for your calorie tracking.

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