Calorie Counting (Collins Need to Know?)

Calorie Counting (Collins Need to Know?)

Language: English

Pages: 192


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

No matter what kind of diet you follow, you will have to consume fewer calories than you burn off. Easy to say and more difficult to do, so this book covers the theory, the planning and living with a low-calorie diet, complete with recipes and detailed information on the nutritional values of many foods.

Fed up or left hungry by fad diets? This book really is the best method for weight loss. Controlling calories is the key to long-term success, because you have to consume fewer calories than you burn off before your body will shed some of its fat stores.

This book includes expert tips and advice on balancing your calorie intake to suit your lifestyle and your weight loss needs. There are also comprehensive and authoritative tables for calorie intake and expenditure.

Plus: finding your ideal weight; simple menus and delicious low-calorie recipes; nutritional value of food; how to control portion sizes; calorie-burning activities, including exercises for the desk-boud; treats to keep you motivated.



















rucksack or backpack bearing your diet in mind – so no energy bars or Kendal Mint Cake. Instead take some unsalted nuts, dried fruit and a couple of apples or a banana – and don’t forget to include a bottle of water. Walking, of course, can be done anywhere, doesn’t necessarily call for special equipment, doesn’t have to involve paying joining fees or membership, and is quite safe. It’s also very popular, so if you want to join a group, it’s easy enough to find one. In the UK, walking is the

so visit your local tourist information centre and pick up leaflets. If you’re treating yourself to a city break abroad, then amble around the place you’re visiting; you’ll get a much better impression of it than you would if you just used public transport between tourist attractions. If you’re uncertain about routes, then take a guided walking tour and retrace it later, exploring the enticing side streets that your tour guide bypassed. Once you get into it, you can extend your walking and try

habits, like the chocolate craving or late-afternoon crisp urges. Once you know your danger points you can work round them, so make a mental note of any you’ve developed. Black grapes are delicious frozen. Wash them, shake them dry and pop small bunches in the freezer. Doctors sometimes use calipers to assess body fat - a more technical version of the informal ‘pinch an inch’ test. Starting out Weigh yourself first thing in the morning, after you go to the loo and before you have breakfast.

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