Originally Posted by reddoorblack
What's the best way to count calories? Do you carry around a little notebook and write everything down or do you plan out your entire day in advance? I'm curious how you all manage this.
The best way to count calories is get yourself motivate very motivated, think about what you eat or going to eat...and think why your doing this, always try to remember that it's for you and your health, rather or not for vanity or just health reasons.
The best way to diet is eat a full course breakfast dinner/supper..with no meals in between or snacks and of course exercise daily...but whos perfect?
meals for breakfast 600 dinner 600 supper 400/600....yeah right, but its possible to eat that way.
try to start your day off with some sort of cardio exercise, get up an extra 30/60 minutes, do your exercise...then have your bath/shower and you shoud not be hungry at this time but do eat something.
Based daily on a 1500 caloire intake say have> /200/300 calories of something for breakfast...then for dinner have you something low in calories, say around 400/500/600 calories...the foods you eat your going to have to know the calories content and count them being precise.
theres many foods out there that you can eat healthy foods that are low in calories,,,(I have a little trouble with meats) being meats are loaded with calories, for supper do the same as you did for dinner 400/500/600 calories depending on your breakfast calorie count? if you choose the later number of 600 for dinner/supper and 300 for breakfast thats pretty precise to your daily set limit of 1500, but if you only eat the middle number or the first number, then that leaves you a little lead way for snacks such as a low fat yoguart/fruits, or even a sugar free jello.
this is probably the reason you need to record all your calories to help you through the day , you will know what you can have or get ready for...it just takes a little common sense to count calories but the time and effort you put into it will be very rewarding just remember its for your health.
I like counting calories because I can have the foods that I want within reason, and keeps my weight down.
The thing bout calorie counting it's eazy you just have to know how to count and how to read/write...then its up to you to be true to yourself.
Figure out or plan ahead for each day and just take it one day at a time
I don't think of calorie counting as ''dieting'' after you count calories for a long time it just comes naturally, you just know what you can have and how much based on the most common foods that you eat. (you remember)
writing them down and what it was you ate that day gives you a little insight and builds your curiousity up, and when you get on them scales and your surprised in your weight loss, thats a very good feeling to say the least.
Eating way to many calories of anything.....well thats the reason were over weight..period.