Mountains of books have been written about the best way to lose weight, but, ultimately, there’s only one simple rule you have to follow—burn more calories than you take in. The best way to do that is by counting calories.
All food contains calories, a measure of how much energy it can provide your body. Eat too many, and your body stores the excess energy as fat. Eat too few, and your body starts to lose weight as it compensates for the lack of energy.
When you count calories, you need to eat mindfully. You need to be more aware of your eating habits, choose healthy foods over junk food, and know when you get full.
One of the best ways to track calories is with an app. Several apps can help you track what goes into your body, although some are more helpful than others. Look for one that also contains nutrition facts, a fitness tracker, and a way to gauge your daily and weekly progress.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult. It just requires being aware of what you’re eating and having the willpower to know when to say no. To learn more about counting calories and the best way to do so, continue reading the following infographic.