No need to count calories!
Imagine, summers approaching and you start thinking about all the delicious foods you’ve eaten over the winter period and the plump belly that’s slowly formed over time leaving you looking 3 months pregnant, or ready to give birth (depending on how much you like food, and if you’re like me well let’s just say I’m like a baby in a candy store).
So, you decide to sign up to a gym and attack that extra fat. Thing is you don’t really have a clue about dieting and don’t have the money to pay for a personal coach to create a personalized diet program for you.
So, you’re hitting the gym hardcore (or not) and you start out great, hitting the gym every other day and eating salads (basically starving yourself). After a few weeks you’ve lost a far amount of weight but are tired and fed up of eating the same thing day in day out, so are thinking of giving up. The thought of counting calories is depressing, and to be honest you can’t be bothered (normal excuse is “I don’t have time for that” or “that’s too complicated”).
Well, We all know the basics, eat more calories than you burn, and you gain weight. Eat fewer calories than you burn, and you lose weight.
Thing is, counting calories isn’t that simple, and if you’re anything like me, math is not my strong point. Even if it was, that wouldn’t help, wanna know why?
Fact – Calorie counts on food labels and within food databases are more than often as much as 25% off. So, that just leaves it impossible to calculate calories, right?
Fact – Calorie expenditure estimates using tables and cardio equipment readouts are also as much as 25% off. So, calculating “calories out” is hard to measure accurately.
Apart from that, it’s just plane and simply annoying to weigh, measure, and count all your food. Especially when I know an easier more convenient way of doing it.
So, I recommend using hand-size portion estimating and here’s how it works:
- Your palm determines your protein portions.
- Your fist determines your veggie portions (green veggie).
- Your cupped hand determines your carb portions.
- Your thumb determines your fat portions.
By using this system your calories are counted for you, and not only that but your macronutrients and lined up too, without having to do any fancy kitchen math.
Plus, your hands are portable—they go wherever you go, making portion-sizing very convenient.
In addition, your hands are generally scaled to your size—the bigger you are, the bigger your hands, the more food you need and the more food you get. And vice versa.
Finally, it’s much easier to listen to your body and its hunger and appetite cues without OCD-like reliance on calorie math.
I recommend eating 3 main meals and 2 – 3 snacks during a day, this will help fuel your metabolism and manage your weight. Limit you snacks to fruit, vegetables, or even a small portion of nuts. Keep meals / snacks 3- 4 hours apart. Drink plenty of water.
Contact me by leaving a message below and i’ll be happy to provide you with more tips and advice on weight management. If you would like a personalised diet program or fitness routine then don’t hesitate to leave a message and ill get back to you in the shortest dely.