Calorie Counting to Lose Weight
The Value of Counting Calories for Weight Control
All clinical weight loss studies as well as most nutritionists and dietitians agree that calorie control is essential for weight loss. Above all because losing weight by calorie counting helps to build your knowledge and awareness of the calorie-content of the food you eat.
For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Foods
Calorie Counting Accomodates All Diets and Dieters
In addition, calorie counting is flexible enough for almost any diet, lifestyle and food preference. There are no forbidden foods when you count calories - all foods are allowed - as long as you eat fewer calories than you burn up each day you will lose weight: that's a fact.
Calorie Counting Helps Identify Foods to Avoid
Although all foods are allowed - providing the overall calorie total is under control - some foods are calorie-dense, meaning they pack a lot of calories into a small volume. Candy bars are a perfect example of a calorie-dense or high-density food. Calorie-dense foods may be useful as an energy boost to counteract low blood-sugar levels, but are not ideal for weight loss or for use in a calorie-controlled weight loss diet.
Calorie Counting Helps Track Your Weight
By listing your calorie-intake in a food diary, you can track your weight loss progress and identify your weight loss progress. Such a diary is also a valuable source of information for your doctor or weight counselor.
Calories In Types of Foods