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Ten Tips For Losing Weight

Over the next couple of weeks I will give what I regard as the 10 best tips on weight loss. These tips are based purely on my own experience and what I consider is the reasons why I have lost 15 kilos in around 3 months. Today we start the ball rolling with what I consider the most important tip.


Counting Calories

There is no secret to losing weight, you simply need to eat less and exercise more.

If you don't know the amount of calories that you are consuming on a daily basis, then it is hard to say that you are eating less food overall. It's like somebody saying "well I will cut my food in half, so I should lose weight" but what if they were actually eating so much before that even halving the amount is still too much. They will actually still gain weight, just slower.

Most foods are now labeled with nutritional information, read it and learn how many calories are in the foods you are eating. Buy a little calorie book. Learn how many calories are in everything you consume. If you don't know what you are eating, are not aware how many calories you are consuming you are running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Again I reiterate, You Need To Know How Many Calories You Consume Daily!
We have a kilojoule to calorie converter if the food is labeled in kilojoules, a rough guide is divide the kilojoules by 4 to get calories. (Actual conversion is 4.2 calories in one kilojoule.)

Our bodies need a certain amount of calories each day to keep us living. On average, men need roughly 2500 calories and women need 2200 calories. These figures will maintain a person’s weight, not put more on and not take any off.

To lose weight you must eat fewer calories or exercise more to burn off the calories that you put in. If you want to lose one pound a week or half a kilo, you need to reduce your calorie intake by 500 each day. To lose 2 pounds a week or 1 kilo, reduce calories by 1000.

So there you have my best tip for losing weight. Learn how many calories is in everything you put in your mouth and reduce your daily calorie consumption. It's easier than you think once you make it a habit.


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