Are you struggling to lose weight? Is this directly related to what and how much you eat?

If you’re ready to take action, there’s no better time than now to start counting calories. By doing so, you’ll gain a better understanding of what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and the impact each bite has on your weight and overall level of health.

Even if you’ve never counted calories in the past, getting started is every bit as simple as it sounds. As long as you have the desire and dedication, you can get started in no time. Here are three tips to follow:

1. Know Your Body

In short, you must understand your optimal daily caloric intake for weight loss. While many people use 2,000 calories as a jumping off point, this doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.

Talk to your doctor and nutritionist about your optimal daily caloric intake. Once you know this number, you can count calories to ensure that you don’t exceed it.

2. Keep a Journal

This doesn’t have to be anything advanced. It’s simply meant to help you track how many calories you consume, as well as the manner in which you’re doing so.

You can also use your journal to track your progress, take notes on things you should and shouldn’t be doing, and to motivate yourself.

Tip: at the end of each day, week, and month, review your journal with an eye toward your progress and what you attribute it to. This can help you adjust your plan for better results in the future.

3. Plan Meals in Advance

One of the biggest challenges of counting calories is doing so when you don’t know what you’ll eat over the course of a day.

You may not be able to plan every bite of food in advance, but do your best so you’ll have a clear idea of what you’ll consume in the hours to come. By doing so, it’s easier to stay below your recommended daily caloric intake.

Final Thoughts

With these three tips on counting calories, it won’t be long before you know exactly how many calories you’re consuming each and every day. Making Estero Country Club part of your exercise routine can aid in making better decisions in regards to your health, diet, and physical fitness.

Challenge yourself to a game of tennis with your friends, play 18 holes on one of the best golf courses in Fort Myers, or retreat to our new Precor Fitness Studio and newly remodeled fitness facilities. Enjoy an unforgettable and healthy time at Estero Country Club.