Dieting is a solution which everyone takes up to lose a few pounds and maintain a healthy and a fit body. In a calorie counting diet you actually need to eat less calories than you burn out. Though this concept sounds easy but it is not as easy as it sounds. Managing your food consumption in terms of calories and balancing it with your calorie burnout can be trickier than you can imagine.
Let us look into the details of calorie counting and what tricks do you need to learn to lose weight quickly.
What are calories?
Calories are basically used to measure energy in a substance, be it food or be it your body. In terms of science a calorie can be called as the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 degree Celsius.
Calorie is the energy count you expend and intake all day while eating, breathing, walking and talking and in almost everything you do.
If you take extra calories than you expend then those extra calories get accumulated as fat in your body. And eating without counting calories can cause weight gain.
Why should you count calories?
No matter how much people tell you that calorie counts do not matter and it is a time waste but don’t let yourself fall into that trap.
Taking excessive calories than your body needs to produce energy can harm your body in more ways than you can fathom.
How many calories must be consumed in a day?
Calories must be consumed less than they are being expended. A deficit calorie consumption must be maintained. In order to maintain weight you need to keep count of your calories. You must have heard the fact that you need 2000 calories per day but to be honest it totally depends on your height, weight, age and gender. It also depends on your day to day activities.
To go on a calorie count diet –
- You need to calculate how many calories does your body need to maintain and keep your weight in check every day.
- You must check the calories you actually are taking in each day and compare it with the calories your body needs. You can use any app to keep count of your calorie consumption.
- You must also keep count of all the calories that you are expending per day. If you have taken in more calories than needed then you must instantly increase your activity for each day.
You need to remember about the common types of food along with the calorie content in them.
What are the things that you must eat?
You must eat what satisfies or fulfils your calorie target on a daily basis. Most easy way to reduce your calorie consumption is to eat food that has a low fat content as well as a low sugar content.
There are specific amount of calories that you must take for your breakfast, lunch and dinner according to your calorie needs of the day.
Dieting with calorie counting can be tricky but if done right then it can be very beneficial and effective.