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How to Simplify Calorie Counting

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Calorie counting can often be quite the chore – a rigid practice requiring control, dedication and precision.  Having to track every meal, snack and drink can seem overwhelming and complex. It doesn’t have to be though. Simple tricks can make it an easy and rewarding habit, that will benefit your weight loss or fitness efforts in the long run.

Calorie counting is important because it ensures you know what you consume and how often you eat. It highlights patterns in your diet and helps you to build good habits. Calorie counting doesn’t mean you can’t have cheat snacks or meals, but it ensures you’re aware of the true calorie intake in each treat.

Calorie counting allows you to establish a baseline. From here, you can judge whether it corresponds to the amount of daily exercise and activity you do. This makes it easy to adjust your calorie plan accordingly. Calorie counting provides the consistent data to determine what’s best for your body and for your fitness plan.

Calorie counting doesn’t have to be the strenuous task it’s often made out as. Here are a few simple tricks to make it an easy, quick and even enjoyable activity:

  1. Use an App This one’s a given. Apps are great as they’re so easily accessible (because who doesn’t have their phone on them all the time?) Apps like MyFitnessPal also keep a backlog of all your data. This means you can identify long-term patterns and trends. Many apps also multitask so you can track activities, calories and water intake all in the one place.
  2. Eat Consistently This doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing for every meal, every day. There’s no fun in that. But have a repertoire of proven meals and snacks. Most apps let you save meals, making it quick to record if the calories are already counted.
  3. Meal Prep This is probably the best thing you can do when calorie counting. Prepare and freeze your meals in advance. Then you know exactly what you’re eating and how many calories it contains. Plus you can prefill you favourite recipes in your calorie-tracking app. Meal prep is also a great way to control portion sizes. You won’t be tempted to overeat, and again this makes calorie counting simple and easy.

Muscle Coach Supplements recently welcomed Five Point Four into each of our stores. Five Point Four provides prepared meals that are high protein and low in fat, sugar and calories. They’re made only with premium quality ingredients. They also cater to different needs and have weight loss, muscle gain and active options. Five Point Four is great option when you don’t have time to meal prep – it’s easy, healthy, convenient and lists the pre-counted calories. Check out the full range of Five Point Four meals in any Muscle Coach Supplements store.

Calorie counting doesn’t need to be a strict and rigid exercise. It’s all about being more familiar with the patterns in your diet. This helps you build effective and sustainable dietary habits that will maximise your fitness efforts.

Author Katy Roubin Muscle Coach Marketing Intern.

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