10 reasons why we think calorie counting is the most effective way to lose weight:
1. The basic principle of weight loss
We would like to draw your attention to a simple fact. Whatever sport you do, whatever you eat, you will lose weight only if you burn more calories than you eat.This is the basic principle of weight loss, so don't believe in 'miraculous' weight loss ads.
2. The effect of writing down what you eat
Jack F. Hollis PhD
"Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories."
3. It's free
Counting calories and using our website is free. So you don't have to worry whether or not we are trying to sell you something that does not work.
4. It's simple
Calorie counting can be learned quickly. For the first time it can seem difficult, but doing it day after day makes it become simple.The routine helps a lot and it's easy because of lot of repetitions.Our main goal is to make the food-tracking process as quick and simple as possible.
You can't achieve long-term weight loss in a few weeks. It's difficult to stick to your diet, and your initial enthusiasm will fall. The best motivation in order to maintain your diet, is to see your progress each day, and yourself getting closer and closer to your goal. You can see your progress on diagrams and other tools with this website.
6. You can combine it with other methods.
Are you on a different diet, or are taking weight loss pills? No problem. You can count your calories whilst using these methods, and keep track of their effect.
7. It's not what you eat, it's how much
During a 10 week experiment, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition, ate only biscuits, cakes and other high-sugar, fat-laden junk food. He lost 27 pounds just through cutting down the amount of food he ate.
You can get used to calorie counting quickly. You will know by heart which meals are good for you and still have low calories, and those foods that seem to be harmless but in fact can still ruin your diet. Counting calories highlights your dietary mistakes, and shows you how to fix them.
8. Teaching effect
9. Global success
Calorie counting is getting more and more popular in the world. We found out none of the existing softwares are really user friendly and flexible so we created our own.
One of greatest things that can help you in reaching your goal can be being in an active community all with the same goals and purposes. Ask questions and share your problems or experiences on our forum or Facebook site.
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The effect of building muscle.
Every single kilogram of muscle burns up to 100 calories a day. A research recently found that regular muscle exercises increase the metabolism by 15%. The reason is that muscle burns more calories than other body tissues, even during sleep. 3x20 minutes of weighting is enough for muscle growth. You will not only burn more calories, you will look better regardless of your weight.
The importance of physical exercise.
While people burn 33% of their calories by activity, this is only 15% for people who are seated. It can help a lot if you are aware of this fact, it can help you to work at the desk to find the opportunity for more movement (for example, with your fingers, kick your feet, stand up and stretch, swing your head, stand up when you're on the phone, use the stairs, etc. ...) When you start looking, you will find plenty of opportunities for calorie burning.
The effect of aerobic movements.
Research has shown that due to high intensity exercise, your body burns calories even after several hours of exercise on a high flame. This type of exercise is, for example, running, swimming, cycling, aerobics.
Importance of water consumption.
Water causes the stomach to swell in the stomach and generate a sense of satiety. That is why it is important to eat fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables) and to take at least two liters of water a day. We would like to remind you of our page daily water consumption module.
Before you start
is the key!
Make your time psychically prepare for a lifestyle change. For most people, Monday is the most suitable time to start, because it is more closely associated with the daily agenda and is better integrated into life (as opposed to varied, more specific weekends).
- Get a digital scale (see Info / FAQ) Measure your chest, waist and hip size (If you are athletic, you might not lose weight in pounds because you built muscle instead of fat. Although you look much better, it is still good to see the result in inches.
- Make a "before" photo of yourself (from the front and the side). If you lose weight and look at the "after" yourself in the mirror, you will regret not having a "before" picture of you. On the other hand, we admit that on the site we are very eager to publish your spectacular success story. :)