One of the biggest reasons men and women fail with their diets is lack of education - so here are 4 nutrition tips for fat loss. Fortunately, it doesn't take long to get a decent nutrition education. If you spend two weeks reading and monitoring your diet, you'll be able to spend the rest of your life knowing exactly how much and what to eat.
The first thing you need to do is spend one week recording everything you eat on a website called Fitday.com. I know it sounds tedious, but I'm only asking you to do it for one week. This will show you how many calories you eat every day.
The second thing you need to do is start reading food labels. Of course, eventually you should move your way to a diet that doesn't include many food labels at all - because you should focus on whole, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, and meat.
Third, use Fitday and Google to discover how many calories are in the foods you eat. Here's a quick, approximate list.
1 piece of fruit = 100 calories
1 serving dairy = 100 calories
1 big potato = 150-200 calories plain
22 almonds in an ounce
Beer wine alcohol = 150 cal per unit
Bread = 100 calories
Soon you'll be a walking nutrition encyclopedia.
And the fourth thing you should do is to simply write down how you feel after every meal or after each food you eat, and you'll discover which foods make you tired and which ones give you energy. Very simple, but very powerful!
Diet is the key to fat loss,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
PS - You can't out-train a bad diet!
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