Calories In - Calories Out

 

**Disclaimer: The posts about fitness and nutrition are things I am trying but may not work for everyone. Always be sure to consult a health professional before starting any new diet or fitness routine.**

So, the one major thing that I am going to be watching very carefully for the summer (my 10 Week Summer Slim Down Challenge) is keeping track of my calories. I have always been pretty good at tracking my calories and working out but once the pandemic hit and things got a bit stressful, the calorie counting and workouts went out the window and I ended up putting on some unwanted pounds and just not feeling my best.

Everyone's ideal calorie range will differ but if you are able to stay in your range and get some workouts in you should start to see some progress and best of all, just feel better. Counting your calories is helpful since it really makes you pay attention to your portion sizes and really makes you think about what you are eating and drinking without giving up all of the foods you love.

If you are wondering what your ideal calorie range is, probably best to start by figuring out how many calories on average a day you have been consuming and start to cut back. If you do some research you can find sites and videos by doctors and nutritionists to help you find a healthy range. If you are still not sure (because you want to make sure you are getting enough calories and the right kind of nutrition), then you may want to see a professional (nutritionist) to help guide you in the right direction.

You can check out the video below of one mom who lost weight by keeping track of her calories and working out without giving up the foods she loves.