Keep Track of Your Calories


**Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am not a fitness trainer. Before you start any new fitness program or diet, you may wish to consult a doctor or fitness trainer. The statements below are suggestions only meant to give the audience ideas that they may be able to apply to their own lives.**

I used to be really good at keeping track of my calories - especially when I was younger but as I have gotten older, not as much and since the quarantine.... well, oops.

So, now I am on a journey to get my body back in shape before summer and I know that part of that journey will be keeping track of my calories. Knowing how many calories you should have in a day will require a little research on your part - everyone is different so the amount of calories you will want to consume to lose weight will vary from individual to individual. However, a good place to start is to take a really good look at how many calories you consume in a day and see if there isn't some room to cut back a bit and/or make substitutions with what you eat (or simply cut back on some of your portion sizes).

Some nutritionists will argue that calorie counting is not the best way to lose weight, that some individuals will only consume unhealthy foods with their calories but I feel that most adults know what foods are healthy and that calorie counting really makes people think about what they are eating and drinking without completely depriving themselves of some of their favorite foods (I may be wrong but I think that Weight Watchers kind of works the same way).

I saw this video clip of the Today Show and one woman's journey to losing weight and getting back in shape with the help of keeping track of her calories and I found it very inspiring and hopefully you will as well. If you have time, check out the video below.

Find your inspiration and get started!