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Calorie Counting Your Way To 

Rapid Weight Loss

I’ll be brutally honest with you, calorie counting can be a pain, especially at first; however, with that said, it does get easier and less painful over time, thanks our memories. Over time, you'll start memorizing how much calories are in your foods. 

Calorie counting can help you lose weight fast. The reason why is because losing weight is a mathematical thing. Losing one single pound means eliminating approximately 3,500 calories. So in other words, if you cut your calories by 500 calories a day, you will burn one pound a week, or four pounds a month. After just three months, that equates to roughly 12 pounds! See why counting your calories is so effective?

Regardless of whether or not you plan on counting your calories, I highly recommend that you read the article Calculate Your TDEE (aka Total Daily Energy Expenditure).

To find out how many calories are in your foods and beverages your consuming you need a good calorie counter, we recommend you use our very extensive free calorie counter as it has the nutritional content for 10,000 foods, beverages and ingredients, as well as the protein, fat, carbohydrate and other important nutritional content. 

It will really help you understand the science behind weight gain and weight loss, which will be extremely beneficial for you.
Here are some cool benefits to counting calories:
  • forces you to understand the science behind weight gain/loss
  • makes you put more "skin in the game", which will make you want to stick with your fitness plan long-term
  • the rapid results you will see will keep you pumped and motivated
  • it will help you resist the temptation for eating junkie foods, or at least consume them in smaller quantities less often
Counting calories also entails counting the number of calories you burn from both your weight training and cardio sessions. To do that you need a heart rate monitor. I recommend you get a heart rate monitor watch.

In fact, here’s a complete list of what you'll need to get started:
  • Pocket Calorie Guide. To get a general idea of the amount of calories in your beverages and food, check out the charts here in Weight Loss Diet & Nutrition.
  • A Note Pad. To keep tabs on the amount of calories you are providing and burning each day.
  • Food Scale.
  • Heart Rate Monitor.
Before we end this discussion, I piece of advice if you're a beginner and are thinking about taking a weight loss supplement. STOP! There is NO magic pill. Your legs and discipline are the magic pills!

I don’t have anything against weight loss supplements. They can help you burn a few extra calories, but the key to your long-term success is your diet and exercise habits. Once you have these two keys down solid, than you can start looking at supplements for an extra boost.

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