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Count Your Calories

Updated on March 6, 2012

Wanna lose weight? Then try this! Simply record the calories that you eat. There are many books and things that you can find to tell you how many calories you should be eating a day, depending on your weight, height, age, etc. Even the Biggest Loser game for the Wii lets you enter your information and then comes up with a number for you. You can then make a chart (similar or not the one above) and figure out how many calories you should be eating per meal. You need to have breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, and another snack. Also, there's a separate row for drinks. Then there's a column for each day of the week. One example might be 275 for breakfast and lunch, 350 for dinner, 150 for each snack, and 300 for drinks during the day. This equals 1500. You'll probably be allowed more than this, but that's an example.

Read the back of the nutrition label on food items to find out how many calories are in each serving. That's another thing; be careful to make sure you only eat the amount of the serving, or multiply the calories by the amount of servings eaten. For example, if an item is 100 calories for 1 serving and you have 2 servings, it would be 200 calories, not the 100. Just be sure to calculate everything accordingly.

It's really simple to do. Just look at the label, and quick record it on your chart. You can make any type of chart you wish. You can right down just the calories you ate for that meal, or even include what meal it was so you can use that for future reference. You can also record the amount of servings you ate, the amount of fat, or any other piece of information from the nutrition facts on the label.

It's also important to exercise as well while you're doing this. Sure you can lose weight by cutting back on eating and counting your calories, but it helps if you're exercising too. It helps you to lose weight and stay healthy.

If you're thinking about losing weight, I'd recommend counting your calories!


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      8 years ago from London

      Great calorie countinh hub!


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