Advice on calorie counting?

3 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
4 Posts
Jan 26, 2014 4:01am
via iOS
I started working out to try and get back in shape (after having a baby) about a month and a half ago, however I also started calorie counting about two weeks ago to help get the weight off faster. I feel like I have seen slightly better results since I began calorie counting, but lately I've had many of my friends tell me it's either unhealthy, pointless, or counter productive. Does anyone have any advice on whether or not it's beneficial or any tips about it?
Image_thumb
19 Posts
Jan 26, 2014 4:15am
via Android

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 :)

26 Jan
That's the app I've been using! Glad to hear it recommended! Thank you
26 Jan
I like using my fitness pal. It also has a bar code scanner and it's super easy yo use. I like that it keeps track of your carbs, fat, and protein :-) it keeps me on track
Fullsizeoutput_9c0_thumb
665 Posts
Jan 26, 2014 10:15am
via iOS
Calorie counting is a fool proof way to loose weight! You can't go wrong! The people that are giving negative adviceً Are the ones that never tried it.. Trust me it works.
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,181 topics, 38,202 posts

Motivation & Support

8,528 topics, 41,865 posts

App Updates

5 topics, 30 posts

Ask the Pros

702 topics, 1,792 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,872 topics, 12,162 posts

Trainer Tools

3 topics, 13 posts

Featured Training Programs

Total HIIT

Total HIIT

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Kettlebell: Stabilize

Kettlebell: Stabilize

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Tough Torso

Tough Torso

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 10 mins  
Core  
Ring in Spring

Ring in Spring

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 6 mins  
Chest   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Rings
Leg Blaster

Leg Blaster

Intense Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Lower Body  
All About Balance

All About Balance

Casual Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Legs  
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Wall
Muscle Into Spring

Muscle Into Spring

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell