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Keep on top of your calorie intake

  • By Charlie Browning
  • Published 01/17/2013

Weight loss is a tricky thing to embark on. In reality it all sounds very simple: burn off more calories than you take in and you will lose weight. That’s basically the long and short of it. There are lots of things out there to help you start your journey, including calorie counters, and it’s important to utilise everything you can to make sure you get results as fast as you can.

One of the main problems with starting a diet, or at least what I found when I attempted it, is trying to change your lifestyle for good, rather than in extreme spurts where extreme weight loss, quickly, is the desired result. You can go down this route, but I promise you as soon, as the weight is off, it will creep its way back on rather quickly because you’ve started an unmanageable lifestyle that you won’t be able to keep.

One of the key things I focused on when I was trying to lose weight was counting calories on a day-to-day basis. One of the great things about most food these days is that pretty much all of it (apart from vegetables, but don’t worry, you can eat as many of them as you like!) is that they all come with the ‘traffic light’ system printed on boxes so you can tot-up what your consuming.

It seems to be pretty common knowledge these days, but just so you know, women should be consuming around 2000 calories and allow around 80g of fat per day, and for men it’s 2500 and 95g. To put that into context, a large donner kebab with all the trimmings is around 1800 calories, so if you’re prone to a heavy night or three during the week and you’re putting on weight, it’s easy to see how easily it can be done!

Train your body to get used to digesting the right amount of food every day and the weight will fall off in no time – and stay off.

About the Author : Charlie Browning is writing about a Calorie counter



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