Counting Your Way to Losing Weight Safely

5 Jun

Weighing-Scales-For individuals who would like to lose weight, sticking to a weight loss plan is essential. An effective planincludes the food that you consume as well as physical activity that help burn those extra fats. Aside from a food plan and an exercise regimen, your discipline and commitment will help you achieve the weight you have always desired.

To effectively lose weight without having to go for expensive surgeries or short of starving yourself to death, committing to a weight loss plan can help in shedding off extra fats and making unhealthy food choices.This weight loss plan should also include an exercise routine to further quicken the process of losing those extra pounds.

A visit to a nutritionist or dietitian can help you with the accurate calorie intake you should have to lose weight but still have the energy for your day to day activities. Remember,  cutting down on food intake should never be your weight loss plan.

The Importance of Calorie Counting

Each food item a person takes has a certain number of calories. Every day, the advised number of calories for men and women respectively are 2,000kcal and 1,500kcal. When on a diet, subtracting a hundred to three hundred calories can help in the typical weight loss regimen.

Counting the calorie intake of a person can help in determining whether he or she is getting just enough or going beyond the daily recommended calorie intake. Exceeding the recommended calorie intake may lead to unnecessary fats and sugars in the body which, in turn, lead to weightgain.

To be successful, a person’s total intake of calories should be less than the amount that he or she is able to burn with daily activities. Initially, it may seem hard to do, but after practice and awareness of how much calories usual food items have in contrast to the number of calories that exercising burns, it will be much simpler.

Weight Loss Plan

A weight loss plan consists of two basic things – a planned diet and physical activity. For individuals with hectic lifestyles, sticking to a diet plan can be tricky, but it just takes a little getting used to. As a simple guideline, remember the following suggestions when planning for a healthy and weight-loss oriented meal:

  • Snacks – Instead of eating chips, fries, or crackers, have a bite of your favorite fruit instead. A pear, an apple, banana, orange, or any other similar-sized fruit can also help in giving a person his or her daily needed portions of fruits. Fiber-rich fruits like figs, apricots, pineapples, prunes, and even whole-grain bread or oatmeal are good sources of dietary fiber which help flush away fats.
  • Lunch – Why not try to have a healthy salad filled with greens and some light cheeses? Sticking to lean meats that are rich in proteins but don’t have much fat help in keeping a person leaner as well.
  • Dinner – Depending on how much calorie you have already eaten during the day, one can decide to skip dinner or have just a small portion. Food portioning also helps in having an effective weight loss plan. Instead of having rice or mashed potatoes, go back to snacking on fruits or reheat that wholesome muffin.

When one couples these healthy foods with exercise and becomes more aware with the calorie intake they have on a daily basis, losing weight can be more efficient. Always check out the nutritional information on food packs and count the calories.

There are available online resources for calorie counting as well as food plans which can help dieters find easy food picks. Once you have an almost reflex reaction to counting calories every time you see food, burning off those unwanted fats together with regular exercise can yield the results you have always been dreaming of.


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