Fitness Is Not About Being Better Than Someone Else… It’s About Being Better Than You Used Be
Counting CALORIES every day increases your chance of weight-loss success. It may seem overwhelming at first, but it helps you identify the situation that triggers you to overeat and determine whether you are meeting your calorie goal and your nutritional needs.
One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to plan ahead for the day; packing your lunch and snacks. It lets you take charge of the calories you consume. I know most of you track your calories via an app or journal.
Now, it’s time to take your step further. Start LABELLING YOUR FOOD with the NUMBER of calories it contains and the TIME you should eat them. This visually tracking technique is a perfect way to stick to a healthy meal plan. Simply CALCULATE the overall meal for your particular meal or snack and label it with time.
For example, if you planning to have Yogurt, Blueberries, and Granola in the morning, calculate the total calories i.e. 120 + 42 + 120 = 282. Now label it with 282 Calories, 8 AM (or as per time of your breakfast). Do the same for every meals and snack.
In the beginning, it might be time-consuming for you. Once you identify your favorite low-calorie snack and lunch ideas, you can rotate throughout the week, costing you just a few extra minutes. Moreover, on Sunday, you can Label those snacks and meals ahead which you think can stay all week long, like Fruits, Nuts, etc. Else to get rid of rush in the morning, pack your food the night before.
It might require a bit of extra effort initially, but as the pounds start to burn off, you’ll be motivated to continue.