Calorie Counting

The old saying was, “Eat less, move more”…of course the last person to give me that cute little quip was nearly eating his teeth.

People who either don’t need to lose weight or don’t care if they are overweight are always the ones that are very free with their dietary advice—sigh.

The Truth About Calorie Counting

Calorie counting works and it is why the free software you received works also…that is if you stick to the recommended calories. However, there are pitfalls and traps along the path to your goal weight.

The Best Diet!

It should be noted that the best diet for you may not be calorie counting or it may be a version of calorie counting such a calorie cycling.

The reason a lot of people fail at losing fat forever is because they chose a great diet that just wasn’t great for them. In other words, you need to find a diet plan that fits your tastes, life-style, and schedule. Once you do that it will all fall into place relatively easily.

We Will Help You Find The Perfect Diet

Whether you develop a plan yourself or select a pre-made plan. We will help you find the right diet for you in the coming days. Believe me that you will be amazed once you find the one that fits you.

The idea behind counting calories is the fact that if you eat fewer calories than your body needs to operate it you will force it to convert fat into energy and you will lose body fat.

Calorie Counting Can Be Dangerous

When it comes to eating fewer calories than your body uses each day, there are a couple of dangers you need to be aware of. These dangers come from the way your body makes up its calorie deficits.

Your body needs a certain amount of calories to operate each day and as time passes those needs change—usually they diminish
as you age. When you regularly consume more calories than your body needs it stores these extra calories as fat.

Consequently, your body will burn fat as energy when it doesn’t get enough in food to operate. BUT…that is not the only source your body will use for energy. It will also burn lean muscle tissue—NOT GOOD!

In fact the bodies priorities for fuel is as follows:
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Under normal conditions your body uses carbohydrates from the food you eat as its fuel to operate, but if those calories are not enough it will use your body fat next. This is good for losing weight.

Calorie Deficit Emergency

If you are eating a low calorie diet and you have no extra body fat or you have extra body fat but you are causing your body to burn fat faster than it can convert body fat into energy then your body will metabolize your lean muscle tissues and use them as energy. This can damage important organs such as your heart and diaphragm.

calorie-count-imageThat is why many log-distant runners look like skeletons. They create such sever calorie deficits in their bodies that their bodies literally cannibalize themselves.

Another pitfall to be aware of is plateauing. This is when you are following your calorie count faithfully and suddenly your body quits losing weight. No matter what you do, it just won’t lose any weight. This usually happens because your body has lowered its metabolism because it thinks it is starving. This is really frustrating, but if you just keep doing what you are doing, you will eventually start losing weight again. Of course there are things you can do to kick-start your metabolism and end the nasty diet plateau but we will save that for later.

Types Of Calorie Counting Diets

The traditional way to do a calorie counting diet is to figure out how many calories a day to eat in order to lose weight. That is what The Weight Loss Oracle helps you do. This way works well, but you really need to run the software once or twice a month in ordeer to update it with your new numbers. After all, ideally you do not weigh the same as you did when you started and you need to use the software to recalculate your daily calorie allotment.

Even though this method will work well it is not a fit for everyone. With this method of calorie counting, your body will tend to plateau often. You may even go more than a week without losing weight—bummer!

These plateaus can easily sabotage your efforts and cause you to give up on your diet. But this is not the only method of losing weight with calorie counting. Another method is using calorie cycling.

Calorie Cycling

Calorie cycling is different from traditional calorie counting in that you calculate your total calories for a week at a time rather than a day at a time.

For example, if The Weight Loss Oracle told you your daily calorie limit was 1200 calories. You would simply times that by 7 resulting in 8400 calories. This would be your weekly limit. Now instead of keeping a daily limit you would cycle your calories during the week so that on some days you ate very sparsely and other days you could eat quite a lot. All of these days added together would NOT exceed 8400 calories.

There is a couple of advantages and disadvantages this method has. The advantages is that your body can never really adjust to the ever changing calorie intake so it is much less likely to ever plateau.

The second great advantage this method has is that you can eat many foods that are forbidden on most diets and still lose weight. If you have 2 sparse eating days in a row, this might give you enough room to eat pizza or such.

My friend Jon Benson developed such a plan for himself and this is what he had to say.

Today I went for some New York-style pizza here in Austin, Texas. Do I feel ‘guilty’? No way… in fact tomorrow I will feel LEANER.

What the what?

I had to set up my body for this bit of metabolic trickery of course. You cannot just “eat pizza” and shed the pounds… I wish you could! But my personal System(EODD) for fatloss not only “allows” pizza (and all my other favorite foods)… it DEMANDS that I eat it.

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