5 Reasons to Count Calories to Lose Weight
As I said on Thursday, counting calories is the best way to lose weight.
You can lose weight, and might have personally done so by following Weight Watchers, Atkins, Raw Food diet, etc., but for most people, the general public, maybe a student, a 20-something independent, or a mom or dad with a job, mortgage, and 2.54 kids, the best way to lose weight is by counting calories.
Here are five reasons why counting calories works:
Counting calories is the easiest “method” to learn.
Counting calories means making sure the amount of calories you eat in any given day is less than what you need by about 500 calories for most folks.
Now, someone go ahead and explain Weight Watchers in two sentences. I’m not saying that Weight Watchers (which is very simple), or Atkins is necessarily difficult, it’s just not as easy as counting calories.
Rich or poor, counting calories is possible.
It doesn’t cost a penny to know or to implement the concept of counting calories. On the other hand, the basic Nutrisystem plan for men (28 pre-packed meals) costs $329.95 — a month. That’s nuts!
I lost nearly 150 pounds counting calories.
I’m a walking, talking billboard for counting calories. I recommend it!
Counting calories is practical and sustainable for a lifetime.
What happens when the meeting stop? What happens when you stop buying the pre-packaged meals, meal plans, etc? With most diet scams programs you’re taught how to spend money or how to eat select types of food. This is hard and expensive to do day in, day out for the rest of your life.
Counting calories is a lifestyle, it’s not a fad.
Allows you to enjoy your favorite foods and still lose weight.
While it’s true that all calories are not created equal and there’s more to be concerned about than just calories, if you want to have a couple of slices of pizza one night, or birthday cake at your daughter’s birthday party, you can do so “responsibly” and still say you’re living a healthy lifestyle.
And you can have your cake and lose weight too.
What are your reasons for counting calories? And if you’re trying to lose weight (or have lost weight) another way, what are your reasons?