‘Calories’ must be the most commonly used word by people who are trying to lose weight or make lifestyle changes! And why shouldn’t it be? Counting calories makes the whole dieting business a tad easier. It is simple math isn’t it ? Eat that last piece of left over cake > Check your calorie counting app for the calories in that piece of cake > Decide to walk extra next morning. Account settled !
Partying tonight ? No problem. Run a few extra kms on your treadmill in the morning and earn the right to eat an entire pizza!
It is hard to not keep up with calorie counting rage these days. We are surrounded with tons of apps that track the calories eaten and calories expelled, we instinctively look at nutrition labels for calories in packaged foods and there is an information overload about how you need to just keep a check of the calorie content of food. But don’t be a blind sheep and join the bandwagon mindlessly.
Let me break the news for you: Calorie in and calorie out method won’t give you the rightful claim to eat whatever you love in excessive quantity and still think of losing weight!