You Don't Count Calories!
Confusing how much you eat with counting calories is huge. We say..."I didn't eat that much today". But...what you ate was over 4000 calories-usually in drinks, fast foods, and candy-more than your body can burn off in one day.
Counting calories will set you up for success. Here's why:
- Counting calories creates an AWARENESS of portion size and how much you eat.
- Counting calories will persuade you eat less once you realize the cost of eating or drinking the item and if you are really trying to lose weight.
- Counting calories helps you plan out your meals more effectively. Having an idea how many calories are contained in foods can help you make wiser choices. Example: Miracle Whip vs. Miracle Whip Light or Yellow Mustard in place of mayo is even less calories on that turkey sandwich.
To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you must COUNT EVERYTHING! If you don't know how many calories is contained in your meal or snack, rule of thumb: DON'T EAT IT until you do! :)