The food we eat supplies us with
the energy our bodies need to survive. One way of measuring that
energy is a calorie count. Your body either burns the calories you
eat through physical activity, or it stores those calories as fat
to be used later. The challenge for those wanting to lose weight
is to burn more calories than they eat, but burning calories is
much harder than eating that creampuff or double cheeseburger.
What is the ideal calorie intake per day? That
depends on your gender, weight, and level of physical activity.
The National Institutes of Healths calorie count of between
800 and 1200 for women and 1000 to 1500 for men is a good place
to start. Make sure your calories are coming from each of the basic
Simply reducing your calories from 2000 to 1500
can trim one pound in one week. A few changes in diet (water instead
of soda) and daily exercise combined can add up to additional weight
loss each week.
There are loads for low fat or no-fat products
on the market that can help you cut out calories, but remember that
they still have calories. Sometimes the idea of low fat potato chips
lures people into eating a whole bag. Make wise decisions on how
to consume your allotted daily calories.
really helps on a diet!