Advice on calorie counting?
I believe that to achieve a goal you need to monitor progress. Loosing weight or getting in better shape involves calorie intake (through food) and output (through exercise). If you know what your intake is, you can match the exercise to make sure you stay on track. The point here is that most people hugely underestimate how many calories they are eating and don't understand why they can't loose weight or even keep gaining weight when they exercise regularly. It's a simple math - if you eat more than you burn - you will keep gaining! If you don't know how many calories you eat, how can you know if your workouts are getting you anywhere? I use an android app "Loose it" to count my calories. It has a bar code scanner, which makes counting easier :)