Tips to Correctly Track Your Daily Caloric Intake

Do you find looking up calories extremely dreadful and time-consuming? I do. I have to look at labels, do the math for servings and then add them up. I find myself counting and adjusting portions and converting from the metric system for a most of my day. Besides, not all foods have nutrition labels.

But there is another way. First I want to explain how it gets easier even doing it with calorie counting.

Joanna Soh's dietMost of us eat the same things over and over again. After you have excruciatingly looked up the calories and portion size for your favorite yogurt, (for instance) every day for a week, you will instinctively know that your yogurt for 1/2 cup serving is 145 calories (that's what mine is anyway). You also will know that bananas (if you eat them often) are 105 calories for a medium-sized one. You will know that lean beef is typically 50 calories per ounce and chicken is normally 30 per ounce. You will know how many calories you put in your morning coffee and how much your favorite salad dressing is.

It's not always going to be as hard as it was this week for you. There are things that you will know by heart. There will always be things you have to research, but I'm here to tell you it is so worth it. Learning about the food you eat is really a good investment in your time – but not only that the results from following the undulating protocol here are fantastic.

Now A Few Tips For You

I'm not an MFP user (other than entering my own recipes), but I think you can change the unit of measure for the foods. Like grams to ounces and things like that.

Another thing to consider is to follow the meal plans here. The plans are divided up by the number of calories you want to eat – so like download the 1000 calories meal plan and just eat what they tell you.

Personally I'd rather count the calories.

Yeah, it can be a PITA to calculate and track it all, but after a few weeks you will find yourself only looking up unique things. Some of us actually look at it as a game – to see how much you can get for the least amount of calories when dieting.

I hope you find it gets easier, it really does. Don't discourage yet. The plan really works and when you learn all this stuff about your food and how different foods affect your progress. When you get to maintenance level, you will already know how to manipulate your meals and you will know where to set your tightrope and have excellent nutritional balance for the rest of your life.

It gets easier – we have all gotten frustrated, but it's all worth it. I look forward to following along with your fat loss success story.

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