Doctors have shown that eating too many calories leads to weight gain, and decreasing calorie consumption can lead to weight loss. But, did you know that you might be sabotaging your weight loss efforts by drastically cutting calories?
Cutting Calories Can Kill Your Metabolism
If you aren’t getting enough calories to support optimal health, then warning signals start to go off in your body. The message is sent to the brain suggesting that it is a time of famine, and then the brain sends signals to the rest of the body to conserve energy as much as possible. The result is that the metabolism begins to slow down in order to conserve energy, and it becomes much harder for you to lose weight.
The easiest way to lose weight is by boosting your metabolism so that your body can burn calories at a faster rate. It is important that you are eating consistently and getting enough food at each meal, which sends the message that there is no famine and your metabolism can use as much energy as needed.
Is Calorie Counting Effective?
Calorie counting can be exhausting, and it can be difficult to figure out accurate calorie consumption if you don’t religiously track your meals and snacks. Remember that every bite can add up, so you must keep track of every bite of food in order to get an accurate picture of how many calories you are eating each day.
You might start out with good intentions, but find that it is too tedious to record everything that you eat throughout the day. Your life is busy enough without the worry of writing down every piece of food that enters into your mouth! Most people have a hard time sticking with a calorie counting diet for longer than a few days.
Instead of stressing over a calorie counting program, you might consider an easier alternative: working with a weight loss coach. The advantage to a weight loss coaching service is that you will be provided a detailed plan catered to your individual needs. For more information, contact me to see how you can achieve your weight loss goals: (951) 219-2304