Friday, September 5, 2014

How Many Calories You Should Eat Per Day For Losing Weight

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Are you willing to lose some weight, but you think that your diet plan is actually not working? Don’t worry; Calorie Counting will surely make it easier for you to lose those extra pounds during your diet. The mechanism of Calorie Counting is very easy.
If you are willing to lose weight, you must eat less food than what your body actually needs in order to burn energy and repair cells. This is because if you eat excess food, it may get stored as fat. But if you are counting calories, you can allow yourself to lose some weight along with fulfilling the need of your nutritional requirements. It is very important that you know the calorie content of whatever food you are eating. 

The table given below would help you determine how many calories are present in fats, proteins, carbohydrates and in alcohol:

Proteins- 4 Calories per gram

Fats- 9 Calories per gram

Carbohydrates- 4 Calories per gram

Alcohol- 7 Calories per gram

Just like the list given above, you need to know the calorie of everything you consume. Most these nutritious foods consist of a very complex mixture of these basic components, so it is very important that you look for the nutrient chart which comes with almost with every food you consume. 

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Now comes the Calorie Counting part. You must be wondering how many grams of food you should eat and what is the right amount of Calories that should go inside your body?

In general, to maintain a weight of 145 pounds, you must eat at least 1,884 calories. 

Now, 15% of 1,884 = 282 calories. 

This means if you reduce 282 calories per day, then you will be able to reduce only 1 pound every 12days or 2 pounds in a month, in the beginning. Slowly as your body weight would decrease, the rate of weight loss of your body would also decrease.

Note: Just walking for half an hour reduces 150 calories.

You can seek information about minerals, calories, and fatty acids, fiber and vitamins, etc from the USDA National Nutrient Database. It is very good and trusted resource if you wish to track your calorie data manually. But one thing which you should keep in your mind is, while counting calories and going on diet is that you should keep a proper record of what amount o f food you are eating; else you will end up in acquiring Eating Disorders. 

Now you might be wondering, what is an Eating Disorder?

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So to tell you all, Eating Disorder is a condition which is defined by abnormal eating habits. It may be either due to excessive food intake or insufficient consumption of right food. Symptoms of Eating disorders may include self-induce vomiting, usage of diuretics, enemas and laxatives. Even if you have an extreme food restriction then you may get obsessed with losing weight and you may stop eating food.

No wonder weight management is very important, but it should not be done on the risk of your health. It is very important to eat healthy and in appropriate amount and time. It may be possible that when you start following any diet plans and do Calorie Counting, you may feel hungrier. But that is just a part of it. Few weeks later, you will become habitual of following the chart and count calories of whatever you will eat. 

One thing more, just by reducing the amount of calories intake from your meal would surely help in your weight loss but if you work-out daily for just half an hour, you will be able to reap more benefits from your new regime. 
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