"HOW MUCH IS THE RECOMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF BETWEEN 2000 AND 1500 CALORIES PER DAY"
I don't seem to understand this, sorry.
Spend 3 days tracking your food to get a handle on your current diet. Then you start looking at ways to make changes. You will realize that a snack of potato chips for 300 calories, plus a lot of fat, should get changed for a snack of an apple for 90 calories and not fat. Or a breakfast of bagel and cream cheese for 400 calories can be turned into an egg white and veggie omelet for 200 calories.
Basically....you need to start at the beginning. You need to start learning to read food labels to see what it is you are eating, and you need to start tracking.
The only other thing I track is sodium.
Unfortunately, there are no foods that burn calories (of a significant amount), sorry.
If your range is 1500-2000 per day, and you consistently stay in your range, every day, you will lose weight. If you consistently stay at the low end of your range (1500) every day, you will lose weight faster. If you add in 30 mins of exercise 5 days a week....you will lose even faster.
Your post is a little confusing. If you look at your food tracker it will also breakdown your daily food intake by fat, protein and you can add in additional things like fiber, sodium, calcium. There aren't necessarily bad foods, but there are food that you shouldn't eat a lot of or eat them everyday. Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Your recommended calorie range is going to be determined by your current weight, your goal weight and you level of daily activity.
I would check sodium and sugar content of the foods you are eating...you may find that consuming too much sodium causes you to retain water weight...try to avoid products that contain large amounts of sodium, such as MSG, baking soda, soy sauce, cured meats, table salt and pickled foods. I ate low carb and lost over 100 lbs and have maintained my weight for over three years now...maybe eat low carb.
Skip processed foods Skip Soda or carbonated drinks which are loaded with calories or salt and contain no vitamins or minerals Skip Refined flour and eat more fiber...fibrous foods are good for diet and keep you full for longer. avoid white bread, white pasta, white rice, white flour and sugar Avoid snacks that have hydrogenated fats, saturated fats, and high salt levels, such as chips Avoid fast foods as they are rich in trans-fats and high calorie content and usually do not provide the body with all minerals and vitamins...eat veggies and fruits that are high in vitamins and minerals, seed and nuts, a healthy diet should include 2 to 3 servings of lean protein each day..stay hydrated as even mild dehydration can stall weight loss...aim for 8 glasses a day.....
Get your Omega 3's lake trout, herring, halibut, sardines, salmon, mackerel and cod, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, walnuts, safflower oil, peanuts and almonds.
If your eating low carb try mussels, oysters, squid, clams, crab meat and shrimp, , tuna, trout, sole, sardines, flounder and herring. Low-carb meat sources include beef, ham, lamb, bacon, pork, veal and venison, Cornish hen, turkey and chicken. Flank steak, eye of round, and top sirloin are extra-lean with less than 4 grams of saturated fat per serving. Just stick with a 3 to 4 ounce portion...protein can keep you full longer and burn more calories during digestion. Pork offers plenty of protein without too much fat, if you know what type to buy. Look for tenderloin, top loin, rib chops, sirloin steak, or shoulder blade steaks.
Portion control is the key.
Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 3/14/2014 (09:21)
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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD BE COUNTING BESIDES CALORIES & CARBS AND HOW MUCH IS THE RECOMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF BETWEEN 2000 AND 1500 CALORIES PER DAYALSO WHAT FOODS BURN CALORIES AND WHAT FOODS ARE BAD FOR YOU
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