With this easy calorie counting chart you can’t go wrong with finding your ideal calorie intake for weight loss.
With a calorie intake chart you will get a good picture of your current eating habits, plan your calorie intake and also keep control, without having to count calories on a day-to-day basis.
(If you want the printable calorie counter chart to use as a work sheet, click here to read the PDF-file in your browser, or right-click to download it.)
Who has time for that? And how boring.
Yes, each calorie counts and you need to know how many calories you eat and burn, but I want to show you another way of doing it.
This Is the Way to Count Calories
Start by writing down everything you eat for a couple of days. This takes some weighing and measuring and might be a bit tricky. Don’t let this part stop you from reaching your weight loss goal. It is just a temporary phase; you will not be doing it forever, only a few days. But this is where you start taking control of your weight loss and get a picture of the calories needed per day.
Do you know for example, how much 200 calories of carbohydrates is? Or how many calories you get from your mocha latte? This is what you need to find out.
If you feel you don’t have time to be checking everything, take it one meal at a time. How many calories do you get from, for example, your breakfast?
When you know how to check the number of calorie in the food of one meal, it’s easy to proceed with the remaining meals.
When you know how much you eat during a day, or at one meal, you add that information to your chart. Now it’s time to check the caloric content of your food.
The nutritional information on the food labels normally gives you the total caloric content of the food, but you also want to know how that content is divided between fat, carbohydrates and protein. That you will find out with the help of the calorie counting chart.
The information you now have in your calorie tracker is your reference point.
The next step is to start turning your current food choices into ones with the right amount of calories to lose weight. If your current food choices are making you put on weight you can start with the amount of calories you need to maintain your weight to stop the weight gain and then take the next step to start losing weight, whatever feels best for you.
You will be counting calories and using the chart frequently in the beginning of your weight loss, but soon you will get the hang of it and you won’t need it that much.
For exact instructions on how use the chart, go to the Calorie Counting Chart page.
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