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Calorie Counting To Lose Weight

Updated: Oct 31, 2023


calorie counting to lose weight

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...


Again...


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


Finally


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


Why?


Because if you do this then weight loss is easy


For our clients who decide they want to calorie count down the road


Guess what


We can do this...


Why?


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


You

Do

Not

Need

To

Calorie

Count

To

Lose

Weight


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

  • Fruit

  • Vegetable

  • Activity

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

  1. Built Around You

  2. Sustainable For You

That is the key to a successful weight loss plan

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