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Don't Waste Your Time With Calorie Counting Weight Loss

Sep 2, 2008
Forget about the tediousness and boring aspects of calorie counting because that depends on the person using this method. What you should also concentrate on in terms of why calorie counting sucks as a method of losing weight is the actual fact that you won't lose weight this way. How's that, you ask? Well let's count the ways calorie counting doesn't work to help you lose weight!

1. Even if you minimize the number of calories you are eating, if the foods you do eat are not nutritious, talk about self-defeating! For example, say you eat something that is low in calories, something like a low-calorie pretzel pack or something, well it may be great that you're eating minimal calories but pretzels? Those are definitely not nutritious! Or, maybe you're drinking a low-calorie soda. Here's the thing, newsflash, there is no such thing as a healthy soda! The amount of sugar in those things is just horrifying! Forget about losing weight if you drink soda.

2. Calories play hide and go seek all the time! Things that you may not originally think had calories are actually chock full of them. Take for example a common iced coffee drink at a popular coffee establishment. You wouldn't think so but those coffees have a ton of calories in them, nearly half as many calories as what is required daily! Now, daily, for most people is around 1000-1300 calories per day. Half of that is roughly 500-750 calories a pop. All in one drink. Think about that! According to the whole calorie counting thing, you've already spent half of your daily allowed intake. Are you full? At all? I bet not! What a waste of calories! Oh and don't forget, those coffees are full of sugar, another enemy in weight loss!

3. While you're watching the number of calories you're eating, you still have to maintain healthy nutrition! Talk about a task and a half! You need to keep up the levels of protein, carbs and fats that you eat. Can you really bother to count calories while having to keep tabs on your protein, carb and fat intake? An easier way to make sure you get enough protein, carbs and fat is just by eating healthy! For protein, go with meats or even nuts as a snack. Carbs are easy and you can find them in fruits and pastas. As far as fat is concerned, make sure the fats you eat are good for your body as a whole so opt for fish with omega-3 fatty acids and meats or poultry that are cooked in healthy oils such as olive or coconut.

If you're genuinely serious about losing weight, don't bother with calorie counting or any other fad diet. Just stick to the basics and things will go smoothly. The best way to approach this is by looking at your new dietary habits as a lifestyle change. You are going to have to look at food in a different way, as a source of energy and nutrition, eating to live instead living to eat, which is how you got to this point in the first place. So change your lifestyle to a healthy, nutritious one and you'll soon see the weight loss and overall health benefits that you deserve!
About the Author
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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