Make calorie counting easy
29 November 2012
We all know that counting calories is the one of the best ways to lose weight (and stay slim), but it can be difficult to work out exactly how many calories are in the foods we eat everyday.
A calorie counter is one of the most accurate ways to keep an eye on just how many calories you're consuming. By working out how many calories you're eating then entering this information honestly in to a food diary, you'll be able to see which foods are pushing up your calorie intake, then adjust them accordingly.
The guideline daily amount of calories for women is 2000 each day, however the amount of calories you actually need depends on many factors, including weight, height, goal weight and how much exercise you take. Those who regularly go to the gym - or are on their feet all day - will usually need to consume more calories than those who have a desk job, for example. If you're trying to lose weight - and are unsure as to how many calories you should be aiming for - ask your GP.
To make calorie counting much easier, we've compiled a list of foods most people eat everyday - and those hard-to-resist treats too. See how your plate adds up now by clicking through...
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