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Calorie Counting Pros and cons

Counting calories, when closely followed, will produce good results. It achieves the ultimate target of any diet plan, i.e. we consume less calories than we burn. Neither calorie counting nor any other diet will work without achieving that goal.


What are the pros and cons of Calorie Counting?

Calorie Counting Cons:
1- To go this diet you must have a good will power to succeed with it

2- They can be very restrictive concerning the menu of foods we are allowed to eat ( It is not that much restrictive when you are counting 2000 calories/day)

3- Sometimes they may be hard to follow, e.g. when you are eating out learn
(How can you order 500 calories while you eat out)

4- If you are counting a low limit of calories, they may leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied ( Here is the beauty of counting 2000 calories, as it gradually prepare your body to entering a new calorie balance)


Calorie Counting Pros:
1- When you closely count calories, they offer slow but steady results

2- They encourage exercise to…

How Many Calories to Lose Weight

How many calories to cut off your daily calorie intake to lose weight?

If you are 5 feet and 5 inches and weigh 200 lb then you need about 2450 calories every dayto maintain this weight. If you live a sedentary life where there is no room for activity (like having a 9-5 job), then your only means to lose weight is to cut down your daily calorie intake.


If you cut 500 calories every day then your daily intake would be 2000 calories/day, and this is an optimal intake to maintain a reasonable weight on the long run. The answer to the asked question is 500 calories/day, cut 500 calories every day to lose weight.

If you want to know How to cut 100 calories from your breakfast
and How to cut 100 calories from your lunch or dinner
Visit the above links