Tracking the Calories That You Consume

Losing weight successfully for most of us, is all down to how many calories that we are consuming throughout the day. You might not think your eating that many calories, but you will be shocked at the actual amount that most of us are consuming on an average day. First thing you need to do is get a notepad and pen. If you haven’t got one I suggest you go out and buy one, because it will become an invaluable tool on your weight loss journey.Find additional information at The Skinny Vibes.Image result for weight loss

Now that you’ve got your notebook and pen, all you do is record exactly what you eat on an average day for three full days. This will be a bit of pain but once you get this information you will be glad that you did. Prepare all your meals just like you would on an average day, then once they are prepared you can weigh the food on a set of kitchen scales to determine the calorie content in each meal. You need to be tracking every single calorie and that includes that add tablespoon of butter right down to that tablespoon of sugar.

Once the three days are up you then add up all the numbers you get from each day then divide them by three. You will then have an average daily calorie amount that you are consuming each day. The next step is to work out the amount of calories that you need to consume to maintain your weight. You can quickly calculate this online just do a search for daily calorie calculator and you will find an endless amount of free calculators available to you.

Once you have this number, quickly compare this against your average over the three days and this will answer your question why you can gained weight. To lose this excess weight, you will need to subtract 500 from the amount the calculator gave you and start an exercise program. Continue to track your calories each day and you should start losing weight at the correct rate of around 2 to 3 pounds every week.

John Greenbank has been writing articles for many few years now and after following a healthy sensible diet and exercise program he has managed to lose over 30 pounds so far and keep it off. He also runs a website about womens golf clothing