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Calories are essential for human health. The key is consuming the right amount. Everything you eat and drink has a calorie count, and every calorie goes toward your body’s energy expenditure.

Using a calorie counter to track your daily calorie intake keeps you accountable. When you monitor behavior related to calorie counting, you’ll learn what works best for your lifestyle, and you can modify how you respond in a mindful way.

If you want to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. This happens when you consume fewer calories than you burn. The opposite happens when you gain weight. A calorie surplus is when you consume more calories than you burn.

 

It helps to keep track of the data so that necessary adjustments can be made.

Losing one pound of fat per week (1100 kcal/kg) requires a daily calorie deficit of 500 calories. When it comes to gaining muscle, the opposite is true. You’re not going to be flawless. Your memory is prone to errors and suffers from a recency bias. tracking calories can help you to see how much you’re actually eating.

You need to know how well you adhered each week while looking at your data to see whether your macros need to be altered. Your macro targets may be good, but the problem is that you haven’t been sticking to them, and it’s easy to forget without the data. I’ll teach you more about Macros as we go further into the course.

 

Also, by tracking things as a percentage of calorie totals hit each week, you get the opportunity to compensate for any mistakes made earlier in the week on later days.

Having targets to work toward, a structured plan and set numbers would provide you with a clear roadmap to your goal as long as you stick to them.

Regardless of gender, this is the order that things count:

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