Count those calories
So you want to remove some of that junk from your trunk, banish the bingo wings and stop the daily wrestling match with your jeans! well, the simple answer to achieving this is COUNT THOSE CALORIES.
I am not going to lie and say its fun counting calories because it’s not but neither is looking at ourselves in the mirror or avoiding any reflective glass and seeing that person looking back at us.
It’s also not fun knowing people have an opinion about us based on how we look so counting a few numbers from food seems a lot more fun.
How Fat Am I?
This is a good question as there are different types of Fat and the fat was talking about is the subcutaneous type and only you can really answer this question.
To determine how fat you are and what type of fat you have, your going to need a good set of digital scales that well tell you about visceral fat and body fat% or your just going to be guessing as your muscles make up a good portion of your weight, and we like muscles there our friends when it comes to busting fat.
Another thing I would like you to avoid being caught up on is the BMI scale, this is not going to help you mentally or physically.
A heavyweight boxer is obese according to this scale, does he look like he has bingo wings or needs to lose a few inches?
What is a calorie?
Without boring you by providing all the scientific information about what a calorie is, simply put it’s a unit of energy for our bodies to function everything needs energy from your blood to your brain.
Our bodies are constantly burning calories even when we sleep and men need roughly 2500 and woman 2200.
The way food is broken down into calories is like this-
- 1 gram of fats= 9 calories
- 1 gram of protein = 4 calories
- 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories
Now it’s easy to see why FATS have become the enemy in the fight to lose inches however you do need some fats as there essential to our health and survival.
These are the calories we want to leave out or cut down on to guarantee a slender body but what exactly are these so-called empty calories?
Empty calories are virtually free from any nutritional benefits such as dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and important amino acid.
They mainly come from two sources….. solid fats & added sugars, I challenge you to pick up any packeted food or drink from your local supermarket and check the contents.
Nearly everything has added sugars in and solid fats that don’t need to be in there, you only have to look at how bad young children’s teeth are to figure out how much sugar is in products nowadays .
- Solid Fats – these are defined as solid at room temperature and commonly found from animal products
- Added sugar – refers to added sugars in food and drink on top of sugar naturally found in the product
So why do food producers add so much sugar and fat?
simply put. it BOOSTS sales and to add enjoyment to their food and there certainly contributing to the global pandemic of obesity.
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Technology and inch loss
We now got a good basic understanding of what calories are and how they are worked out, we just need something to document how many were putting in to get to grips with the love handles.
Luckily for us we live in an age of science and technology that can count those calories for us, the hard work is done with apps and accessories.
Two of my favourite, my fitness pal and fit-bit, the great thing about these are the simplicity of them, they do all the counting for you and all the working out! no paper and pen needed and if you have a smartphone makes it even more simple.
All the tools are there to count those calories we just need to embrace technology and open our eyes and think about what foods we consume
Start by making small steps, firstly try weighing yourself with a good set of scales to grasp a benchmark
Next small step should be looking at what you put in your basket and let tools such as apps and accessories do the hard work by counting those calories
You will start losing weight and feeling a whole letter better and healthy I know you can easily lose two pounds a week just by using these neat tricks its science its proven and you can DO IT
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