Updated: Oct 31
I want to talk to you about calorie counting
And if you are someone who is starting this or thinking of starting
Please make sure you read this
Calorie Counting Is A Theory
This is the biggest problem when people 'set their calories'
There so many equations to work out your calories and the truth is... they are all theory
There is no way for anyone to know exactly;
How many calories you burn
How quickly your body can digest chicken
How many calories are in each piece of food
How quickly you recover
What your stress state is
I could list you over 50 variable which make up what you would need to know in order to get the right amount of calories too
Calories Are Based On The Average Person, Not The Individual
This causes more of a problem
What is the average person?
Age, Sex, Activity, Sleep, Stress, Muscle Mass, Fat Stores...
A list of over 50 variables could be set
Ill stop at 3 points to not overwhelm..
Calorie Counting Puts The Blame On You And Not Your Personal Trainer
If you are working with a personal trainer and they set you calories
And you don't follow this
They will say something like...
'All you have to do is track your food and eat what you like...'
Meaning they are putting the blame on you
When in truth their job is to coach you
Calorie counting does work
But not for most people
In order for you to do this properly it will take you 30 days MINIMUM to work out what you need
And in order for you to do this
You CAN'T go in to calorie deficit straight away
So when trainers do this to you... It is wrong
You must first establish what your maintenance is
And then work from there
Why Our Clients Do Not Calorie Count And Still Lose Weight
We do not calorie count
Instead we focus on health
Because if you do this then weight loss is easy
For our clients who decide they want to calorie count down the road
We can do this...
Because we have coached them each week through our weekly nutritional coaching calls so have an idea of how much food they consume
So we can confidently set their levels
If You Only Read One Bit
Focus On The Basics For A Successful Weight Loss Plan
When trying to lose weight the best thing to do is go back to basics
People generally make the mistake of trying to make too many changes at once and this can be an overwhelm
Which is another reason calorie counting make not work for you
Having to weigh, monitor and scan your foods might not fit in to your day and can cause more unnecessary stress
Instead look at what you know
Single Ingredient Foods
3 Litres of Water
Slowly introduce these over the weeks to create sustainable habits
And then you will be in a position to have a weight loss program that is
Built Around You
Sustainable For You
That is the key to a successful weight loss plan