How many calories should you eat to lose weight?

Answering this question is what the weight loss calculator is all about! Here’s how to use it effectively to figure out the best calorie limit for your goals. Remember, although it may be tempting to eat 20 calories a day and reach your goal next week, it’s neither healthy nor sustainable. What’s the point of losing the weight super quickly if you pile it straight back on again? It’s pointless, depressing, and downright dangerous. So, what’s a good number to aim for? The recommended daily calorie intake for average women is 2000 calories to maintain your weight and 1500 to … Continue reading

Calories and Macronutrients – does it matter what type of calories you eat?

Does the type of food you eat matter when you’re counting calories? To a certain extent, calories are king. If you burn more than you consume, you will lose weight. However, it’s not completely straightforward – the type of food that you eat does matter, and eating certain kinds of food whilst avoiding others can be a hugely powerful tactic if you’re trying to lose weight.   Calories A calorie is just a unit of energy – the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1kg of water by 1ºC, to be exact. That’s it – it’s just … Continue reading

3 tips to maintain weight loss after counting calories

For many people, losing weight is the easy part – it’s keeping it off that’s the problem! Transitioning from counting calories every day to weight maintenance mode can be a struggle – after all, who wants to keep track of their calorie intake ever day for the rest of their lives? But if you stop counting calories, won’t the weight just creep back on? Here are some useful strategies for maintaining your weight loss after counting calories. 1 – Lose the weight slowly and healthily in the first place! If you crash diet and restrict your calories too much, keeping the … Continue reading

6 easy ways to burn more calories every day – without exercise or dieting!

Caffeine burns calories

Who wants to spend half their life in the gym just to enjoy the occasional bowl of ice cream? Although exercise is awesome and has lots of health benefits, if you’re trying to lose weight it’s not a deciding factor – you’d have to run for an hour to cancel out that pizza! But never fear – if you’re lazy like me, there are some super easy ways to burn more calories every day, without hitting the gym. 1 – Drink tea and coffee. Caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by between 3 and 11 percent – and best of … Continue reading

Should you lose weight by counting calories? Pros and cons of calorie counting explained.

People have been losing weight by counting calories since the turn of the 20th century – but of the many different ways to diet, is calorie counting right for you? Here are some pros and cons of the method to help you decide. PRO It really works. For many people, calculating how many calories they need to consume to lose weight at a certain rate, then sticking to that number like glue, is the only way they’ve been able to reach their weight loss goals. CON Calories aren’t everything – you still need to be aware of the quality of … Continue reading

4 hacks to stick to your diet when the going gets tough.

How to resist temptation when cutting calories

Are you longing for pizza or ice cream? Craving cake, cookies or camembert? Sticking to your calorie limits can be really tough when you’re hungry and your favourite food is calling to you, especially if you’ve been good all week – one bite won’t hurt, right? While it’s true that a little bit of what you fancy doesn’t hurt, if you find yourself exceeding your daily calories on a regular basis, it’s probably doing you more harm than good. But how to resist temptation? 1 – Put it off. Promise yourself that if you still want that muffin in an hour, … Continue reading

4 ways to reduce calories without going hungry

Struggling to stick to your daily calorie limit? Battling hunger pains and longing for a big meal? Here are some super easy ways to reduce your calorie intake and make your diet more sustainable, without sacrificing satisfaction. Make these tips habit and you’ll find eating fewer calories becomes second nature! 1 – Swap your drinks for healthier alternatives. If you’re used to sipping on soda or sugary juice, replace these with sparkling water, hot or iced tea, or coffee. If you drink a lot if soda thsi could save you hundreds of calories per day If you miss the taste, try … Continue reading

4 Common Myths About Calorie Counting

When is a calorie not a calorie? If I eat too few will I enter ‘starvation mode’? Are all calories burned the same? There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about weight loss – here are the top four explained. 1 – Calories in, calories out, that’s all there is to it. Although we’re all subject to the laws of thermodynamics, calories are not the whole story. It’s true that you gain weight when you consume more calories than you burn, and lose weight when your burn more calories than you consume – but different foods affect your body differently, and your body … Continue reading