If you have been reading my blog -- you already know that I HATE, HATE, HATE having to count calories. I have gone most of my life without having to do it -- but I'm learning -- if you want to make CHANGES in your body, you will have to count them. Everyone of us should have a goal with our bodies -- if it's to maintain, loose weight or to gain weight -- you should have a goal that you are shooting for.
|Only if you want to make significant change to your body!|
I just recommended a book called Fit For Life by Bill Phillips -- which I absolutely love. In this book, it's not recommended that you count calories. But I have learned, if you don't count them -- the things that you are putting in your mouth adds up -- and what you thought was nothing -- really is something (does that make sense :-))) It could make the difference in what you are trying to accomplish. So I hate it, but I do realize how beneficial it is.
Soooooooooo with that said, I'm using the MyFitnessPal App that I recommended in my last post. Two Great Fitness Apps for Free http://yo-yoeatingnomore.blogspot.com/2014/02/80-two-great-fitness-apps-for-free.html. I'm finding it easier then I thought because with that App and an IPhone you can scan bar-codes of food right into your listing of foods (cutting down the writing process).
I look at it like this -- we should be reading the ingredients on food labels and making a decision if we are going to eat it or not -- we should be counting calories as well otherwise we could be sabotaging our efforts. After awhile once you are aware of what you are putting in your body -- then you don't have to continue doing it. You will know the calories based on a lot of the foods that you eat. But just do it until you form a habit.
I found some great information about calorie counting that I wanted to share. It's called How to Count Calories (check it out here): http://www.wikihow.com/Count-Calories.
Until next time...