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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 offset the metabolic slow down caused by the diet itself


The successful method in reducing weight that works best for any person is the "right" method for them, and counting calories is suitable for many idividuals. It is very important that you keep away from the idea of losing weight "fast", and stick with a plan that keeps the weight on the long run, and counting calories is powerful in that as it allows your body not to get calories that maintain the complained (overweight) balance.

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