Calories and Losing Weight

“Success is defined by my ability to keep going” 

Hey everybody!

People often ask me if calorie counting is effective or not. I say yes. But the answer isn’t that simple. Its more effective if you are willing to stay consistent and map your diet out to make sure you are getting all the proper nutrients required. How often you eat, the amount, what you eat, and the times also play a role.

I’m going to give you a tip here and please never forget.

IF YOU WANT TO LOSE POUNDS:  YOU MUST BURN MORE CALORIES THAN YOU ARE TAKING IN. 

 

This is why so many people stress the importance of working out. Yes you can lose weight without working out. But that’s when you end up with lots of lose and sagging skin. If your goals are to look tight and trim then you want to workout in some sort of capacity. Whether you prefer cardio, plyomotretics, weight training, yoga, pilates, or even some resistance, you are going to want to add working out to your weekly routine. I myself love to run until I get tired and then walk and I repeat this until I complete 3 miles. Getting your heart rate up and then dropping it, is a key in losing weight and raising your metabolism. I also lift weights once or twice a week to switch it up and to keep my abs and arms toned.

As far as diet, in the beginning of your journey; drinks a lot of water, limit your fat and sugar and up your protein, fruits and veggies…you will be fine. And let that soda go!! I know its hard at first but your body will surely thank you later!

xoxoxoxoxoxox-erika