When trying to lose weight, many people turn to counting calories. But does calorie counting really help, or is it just a waste of time and energy?
For some people it might seem time consuming and unnecessary, but for others it provides structure and helps them become aware of their food intake and make better choices. It might not be the right strategy for everyone, but if counting calories suits your lifestyle and goals, it can be a very useful tool in helping you lose weight. Here’s why we think you should give it a shot:
First off, counting calories is easier to do than you think. Apps like the Hydroxycut app help you track your meals through a quick little entry on your phone. Once you get used to doing this while you’re prepping your meal, it’ll become ingrained in your routine.
Unless you measure your calorie intake, you really have no idea how much you’re eating. You could be over- or under-estimating, and both could be stalling your progress and keeping you from reaching your goals. Start looking at the nutrition facts of foods you commonly eat because the numbers might just surprise you! Click here to learn how to understand and use the Nutrition Facts label on your packaged foods.
3. Better choices
Being aware of your habits is the first step toward changing them. Once you’re conscious of your food intake, you’re more likely to make better food choices and you’re less likely to overeat. Also, by identifying high-calorie foods in your diet, you can start swapping them for healthier, lower calorie options. For example, switching from a flavored latte with whole milk to black coffee with fat-free milk can save you over 200 calories!
Some people need structure in their diet, and having a calorie target in mind gives you something to aim for. It’s also a way to gauge if you’re staying on track with your nutrition goals.
Get started on your journey today by tracking your calories as part of a diet plan, exercising regularly and taking Hydroxycut® to give yourself that extra edge.
Average weight loss with C. canephora robusta was 10.95 lbs. in 60 days with a low-calorie diet, and 3.7 lbs. in 8 weeks with a calorie-reduced diet and moderate exercise. View full study here. Read entire label before use.