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Why Calorie Counting Just Does Not Work

Aug 14, 2008
It may, at first glance, seem to make sense. Counting the number of calories you eat in a day might seem like it would help you to lose weight. But limiting the total number of calories eaten per day is not the best way to lose weight. There are a few reasons why and I'm sure, once you read these reasons, you'll agree that calorie counting just does not work for weight loss!

Don't get me wrong, it might work for some people, for example, people who have all the time in the world to prepare their own food, to shop for an hour getting groceries. If you're like most people, you don't have that kind of time. Even if you're not in an office all day long, do you really have that extra time? Probably not. So it stands to reason that calorie counting is really not for everyone. It's tedious, time consuming and a total waste of time for most people.

But that's not the reason why calorie counting doesn't work. That's just what happens when you try to apply calorie counting to real life. Life gets in the way!

The quality of calories plays a large role in your total calorie intake. For example, low calorie foods do not contain calories of good quality. It's pretty much garbage, empty calories combined with a whole bunch of chemicals to make you full. Calories are sources of energy for your body so just as you would upgrade to the best of the best, the top of the line in something, you should also be eating the best of the best to provide your body with the best source of energy as well as nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. Low calorie foods are the farthest thing from the top of the line anything! They have very little, if any nutrients, and are a horrible source of real energy. Sure, you may feel a quick boost but on those foods, it's gone in a flash!

Hidden calories will get you! So many foods have hidden calories that to try and stay under a certain number in today's world is nearly impossible unless you prepare EVERY meal for yourself. Think about it, do you really prepare each and every meal you eat in a day? I mean sure, some people do. But in the morning, how about that cup of coffee? Did you make it straight out of the coffee can? Or did you pour it after someone else made it? Or did you buy it at a coffee shop? Or how about the bagel or muffin you bought for breakfast? There are so many foods that have a ton of calories that you wouldn't necessarily assume would. Not only that but if you tend to eat out, how often do you ever see a restaurant list the number of calories in each of its meal offerings? I know I've never seen that!

If you're serious about losing weight, and I mean actual body fat (not just water weight), then calorie counting will not work for you. The real key is to eat healthy, wholesome fresh foods, such as fruits, vegetables and high quality meats. When you eat healthy, your body will be energized with great calories and nutrients. Even if you don't exercise, this is a significantly better way to lose weight than with any silly fad diet available today. Exercising will catapult your success though. Once you eat healthy and exercise, losing weight will come easily!
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James Wong lost over 40lbs. just by using The Secret 2 Fat Loss. You too could lose weight as easily as he did. Find out how to get six pack abs fast. You can burn fat without counting calories at www.TheSecret2FatLoss.com
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