Weight Loss Tip: Count Your Calories

One of the best ways to lose weight is to watch what you eat.  It’s not about how many miles you can run in one day or how many crunches you can do in 2 minutes.  You need to learn how to have portion control.  I am sure that you have heard this a million times but it is the truth.  Buy yourself a journal and start writing down nutrition facts.

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You will start to realize what foods you should eat and which ones you should stay away from.  You will also be able to control your portions better after noticing how many calories are actually in each serving size.  Just because you have a whole packets of vegetables in butter garlic sauce doesn’t mean you are supposed to eat the whole thing.  Take one serving size, write down the calories and nutrition facts, then eat.  Even if that means you have to take your journal with you to a restaurant.  If you really want to make a commitment then you have to be aware of all calories you consume during the day.

If you start to count your calories you will need to make yourself a stopping point for each day.  A lot of women that I know have said that the one plan that they always kept up with was a 2,000 calories a day diet.  Paying close attention to what you eat will help you drop the pounds faster than you think.  After you get all of your bad eating habits cleared up you should start throwing exercise moves in there.

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2 Responses to “Weight Loss Tip: Count Your Calories”
  1. Lauren says:

    I agree! Counting calories was the only thing to ever make me lose weight. And exercizing of course! Also, it all depends on your body type, height, and weight. Eating 2,000 calories a day for me, would actually make me GAIN weight. I need to stay within the 1,200-1,500 range. Do what works for you! Great article!

    • KendraLee says:

      You’re right, Lauren! You do need to find your own range that will help you stay healthy but also shed those pounds off. Some people are petite so you need to do different exercises than someone who is taller. Same with the shape of our body, too.

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