2 Tips to Control Daily Calories

2 Tips to Control Daily Calories

2 Tips to Control Daily Calories

Do you know how many calories you ate today? Calorie control is one of the first things you learn when trying to burn fat and lose weight. Too many daily calorie surpluses puts weight on your body.

Calorie Control Tip #1

It’s a good idea to write down what you eat until you have a good handle on how many calories you need.

Keeping track of things helps you see where you have been and what you need to change. Doing things haphazardly will give you haphazard results. This definitely applies to what you eat, how much you eat, why you eat and when you eat. Some of you already journal what you do on a daily basis so just add food to your journaling!

Research has proven that you will have a better chance of succeeding with your meal plan and fat loss if you keep a food journal.

By logging your actual food choices, you are holding yourself accountable throughout the day. You will also be forced to plan your meals better. It will also help protect you from binge eating and emotional eating if you write down why you eat what you eat.

Calorie Control Tip #2

If you will eat protein with every meal, it will help you eat fewer calories during the day. This will help you reach your fat loss and weight loss goals sooner.

It takes your body longer to digest protein, so you will fill fuller for a longer period of time between meals. Protein is also used by your body to repair and rebuild damaged tissues as a result of a tough workout (especially weight training).

Quickly digesting protein shakes work well after a workout. Other daytime and nighttime meals could be comprised of slowly digesting protein (such as lean meats) that will give a constant release of amino acids into your system during the day and overnight. So, when used right, protein will help you build a lean body and help your weight loss/fat loss efforts.

Good sources of protein are:

–Fish, lean chicken (skinless), lean beef, turkey

–Low-fat dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurts; eggs

–Beans, peas, lentils

–Soy protein foods

–Seeds, nuts, natural nut butters

Pack more protein into your healthy, balanced diet! Your body will thank you! 

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