By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapists, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Check out a great site to check the calories of your foods via Calorie Count here. According to the site, you can use Calorie Count in one of two ways:
Diet Your Way
Calorie Count doesn’t prescribe a particular diet. Eat any foods you want as long as you burn more calories than you consume.
Get Help from Friends
Motivation is very important in dieting! Get support and encouragement from our community to stay on track – permanently!
The Calorie Count Website gives you some basics about nutrition that should help you get started no matter what your approach to dieting and fat loss. Read the following excerpts from the website below.
What are calories?
Calories are the amount of energy that is produced by a given quantity of a food. Calories are supplied by the carbohydrate, protein, fat, and alcohol in food.
Why count calories?
Fact: When you eat more calories than you need, you gain weight. The wild card is determining what you need because there are so many variables. In general, an individual needs only the calories he is able to burn. You can maintain a healthy weight by matching the calories you take in to the calories you burn day-after-day. You lose weight by taking in fewer calories than you burn.
Counting calories is a real eye-opener. Research shows that most people don’t realize how many calories they eat. They don’t see the extra calories that come from large portions and from high fat foods.
As a weight loss method, calorie counting doesn’t give you rules about what, when, and how much to eat. The only recommendation is to have a balanced diet of the foods you prefer within your calorie requirements. Calorie counting induces people to adjust their food choices, portions, and physical activity to reach their calorie goals.
Diet & Nutrition Tools from Calories Count
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