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Calorie Count for Weight Loss

Do you wish that you could get the mind behind weight loss and lose weight fast? The good news is that you could really get the right approach behind weight loss by managing your calories through diet and exercise. This logic also helps you understand that how foods add on weight and the simple method for weight loss.

Fruit salad (Cr/freedigital)

Some people doubt the method of calorie count for weight loss because they say how can someone precisely count the calorie intake and how long can we keep counting calories in order to lose weight. Yes counting calories can be a difficult and monotonous task but it actually works or you could make it work for you.

Every food that we eat from potatoes to meats and dairy all food provide calories to the diet. So whatever you are eating you is adding some calories to your diet. Our bodies require only a certain number of calories in a day and for weight loss one has to eat within the daily caloric requirement to lose weight. Also exercising will help you burn the already exiting accumulated calories that have turned into fat in the body. So with a combination of diet and exercise you can effectively manage your calories and lose weight.

Below are different methods to help you count your calories in your diet and help you lose weight.

Cereals: serving size 1 chapatti(bread) or 1/2 cup rice Calories: 70-120 kcal

Vegetables: 80-100g Calories: 70-100 Kcal

Starchy vegetables: medium sized approx 75 g Calories: 70- 120 Kcal

Fruits: 80-100g Calories: 70-100Kcal

Milk: 1 glass approx 250 ml or 50 g paneer(Cottage Cheese) Calories: 150-200 Kcal

Meat: 55 gm or 1 medium egg  Calories: 65-100 g

Sugars: 5 g (1 teaspoon) Calories: 20 kcal

Fats: 5 g Calories: 45

Learning Food Calories: This is difficult in the beginning but you could still manage. Know how many calories are there in a single medium potatoes (70 calories) and same for other food sources, a slice of bread, cheese, glass of milk etc. So this way its easy to know how much calories you are intaking and whats your requirement for the meal. You will get the calorie info across the internet. Also learn how many calories can you burn in a 20 minute session of running, exercise, swimming, walking or any form of physical activity. This will make you understand how much do you need to exercise in order to burn the stored fat in the body. (more…)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Weight Loss Diet Program

Weight Loss is a big concern for many people as too much weight is directly linked to health disorders like diabetes, hypothyroid and heart illness etc. When you are young the weight doesn’t hold us back but as you get older you start realizing how its slowing you down both physically & mentally.  Did you know extra weight makes you look & feel older than you actually are!

Losing weight and getting fit is not about being a size zero. Its simply about managing your food habits and adding some amount of exercise to your daily routine to achieve an ideal body weight as per your body structure. The best way to get started is to either develop a fitness routine for yourself or get professional help to start a weight loss diet program.

Banana Diet (Cr/freedigital)

The most recommended way to get started on a weight loss diet program is to get your self educated. Read on food that are good for your health. But don’t get carried away and start believing everything that you read as true and relevant to you. Always remember most of the information given is very general and not specific to you. Secondly pay attention to your body and see how different healthy options make you feel. Not everything that is healthy will add great benefits to your health, some might suite you more than others. This awareness will also help you chose the right professional help in the long run.

Sometimes its difficult to identify the right combination of diet & exercise to help you get healthier. This shouldn’t discourage you in seeking professional guidance to help you get started by identifying the right diet & exercise combination personalized to your lifestyle and food preferences.

A good Weight Loss plan helps manage your calorie intake through healthy food options that are low in calories but packed with nutrition for better metabolism and weight loss.

Choosing a Weight Loss Diet Program

Choose a program which combines diet program and exercise program for weight loss. Sometimes people get on diet plans for weight loss and expect quick results which is difficult. Regular diet plans are able to only manage the daily calorie intake. But they don’t help you lose the stubborn fat from your problem areas. Exercise is the most effective & quickest way to attack your problem area. Therefore choose a weight loss diet program which includes both exercise and diet.

Sometimes people don’t want any weight loss diet program yet want to lose weight and fall prey to the experimental fad diet available for free online.General Motor Diet plan, No Carbohydrate Diet Plan,Lemon Water Diet plan are some fad diet which people try for weight loss but end up with more problems and less weight loss. The fad diets are not balanced diets and therefore should not be considered when seeking for a good weight loss program.

Lastly look for weight loss programs which are supported by personalized support . Imagine the help and support you would get when someone externally motivates you to follow your weight loss program. Not only that personalized service makes the plan flexible ensuring that you stay on the program longer to derive maximum benefit.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo