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Food Calorie Counter
A calorie is a unit of energy that the body uses to produce energy to perform any kind of physical activity. The calories come from the food we eat, the body breaks the food and uses the energy present in the food to enable the body to be active. Any bodily function requires energy even a sedentary activity like sleeping burns up calories. Most people get concerned about calories only when they realize that they need to lose weight. Counting the calories is considered to be an effective way of monitoring your weight.
After you know how many calories you require to attain your desired weight, you should know how many calories are in the food that you eat. Apart from natural foods, most of the processed foods have nutrition labels and you should learn how to interpret them so that you are aware of the number of calories in these foods. Also as you try to stick to this kind of a diet it is best to maintain a record of all kinds of foods that you will be eating and the amounts. For that you will have to have a list of foods and calories per gram, a food scale and measuring cup, and a calculator to measure the amounts of food and calculate the calories. You may find it a little annoying at first as you constantly need to check up on the calorie content of each ingredient in the dishes you prepare; however, in time you will start to remember the calorie value of each food item. It is important to stay motivated during the early stages of your diet as this is when you are most likely to quit. Treat yourself to a small helping of low fat ice-cream for every day that you stick to your diet in the first two weeks.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|