|The Truth About Food Portions
and Daily Calorie Limits...
Two of the most frequently asked questions from dieters are:
"How big should my food portions be?"
"How many calories should I eat each day in order to lose weight
Many fad diets have attempted to set calorie guidelines which are
based on "bodyweight & height" (and sometimes they factor in
"activity level" also).
Most weight loss counselors operate using these same types of
daily calorie guidelines too.
In other words, most weight loss counselors instruct people to
follow a specific "daily calorie limit" which is based on their weight
& height (and sometimes their activity level is factored in too).
For example, some weight loss counselors may tell you to eat 2,000
calories per day if you weigh a certain amount (and if you describe
yourself as "active").
But this is a RIDICULOUS way to try and lose weight, and we'll
explain why below.
The truth is that it's quite ridiculous to follow a specific calorie
limit each day, since every person has a different metabolism level.
You cannot judge your metabolism by your activity level either,
since there are plenty of people with higher activity levels but who are
overweight nonetheless (due to a slower than normal metabolism).
For example, if you take 2 people who weigh 165 lbs and who have the
same activity level
each day, then there is no guarantee that their metabolisms will be
operating at the same general level. In fact, it's quite
possible that one person's metabolism will be nearly twice as fast
as the other person's metabolism.
Also, there is another reason why following a specific "daily caloric
guideline" is a waste of time.
You see, your body doesn't burn calories on a "per day" basis, your
body burns calories on a "per meal" basis. Your body doesn't
burn calories based on what time the sun rises and sets, it burns
calories throughout the day as you eat them.
This means that following some arbitrary "daily caloric guideline"
is not going to make you any thinner, since you must actually learn
to spread out your daily food across more than 3 meals per day in
order to lose weight fast.
To speed up your metabolism you must eat more often, not less often.
You must eat more than 3 meals per day, and you must not follow some
arbitrary caloric guideline each day. Also, it's quite
easy to figure out how big your food portions need to be when trying
to lose weight, and it has nothing to do with counting calories.
In fact, people who count calories usually fail at weight loss, and
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