One tip that will help you drop weight fast!

One tip that will help you drop weight fast!

One tip that will help you drop weight fast...........

Write down what you eat!

Keeping a food diary is one of the most effective weight loss strategies.

Why is it so effective?

1)   Writing down everything you eat makes you conscious of everything you actually consume. Like that handful of nuts or those 5 grapes, it takes all your snacks into account.

2)   If your goal is weight loss, you are not going to want to write down unhealthy things in your diary. Which in turn makes you less likely to eat them, but you’ll be pretty excited about writing down that salad.

The best part is that it helps give you a clear picture of the only thing that matters when it comes to weight loss.

And What is that?

Calories In VS. Calories Out:

The fact of the matter is, that when it comes to losing weight the nutritional value of your food is not that significant.   If the goal is purely physique, it’s simply a numbers game.

Disclaimer: being at a nutrient deficiency can cause a host of problems, and the biggest problem it can cause in terms of losing weight is hunger. Additionally there are more effective fat loss diets than simply counting calories such as the ketogenic diet.

The point is that if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight:

Calories in > Calories out

 

If you burn more calories than you eat, you lose weight:

Calories in<Calories out

And then of course if:

 

Calories in = Calories out

Weight remains the same

Now I want to reiterate that I don’t advise throwing the nutrient density of your food in the garage, but in theory you could.

Counting calories is not an activity that I enjoy doing but the practice of it for a few weeks is a great way to get an understanding of what you are eating.

The first time I started counting calories I thought I was eating a normal amount for someone my size. I was 5'8 and 155lbs, but as it turns out I was eating close to 3,000 calories a day. When I cut that down to 2,000 calories a day, I dropped to 148lbs in 5 days. Currently, I hang out around 2,300 calories per day and my weight pretty much stays around 152lbs.  

Why am I telling you this?

1) Because no matter what you’ve heard: Counting calories works! And if you’ve never tried it before I recommend giving it a go, it will change your perspective.

2) If you choose to add the practice of counting calories to your food diary, you can amplify your results!

Good Luck!

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