Is it a good idea to count calories?

Why do you count calories? Counting calories is usually a sign that you’re going down the wrong road of managing your weight.

When you focus on the calories you consume, as a way to manage your weight, it’s obsessive and time consuming.

I have yet to meet a woman with a good self-image, that calorie counts.

Calorie-counting takes away every bit of happiness from eating, and turns it into this depressing, counting game, that you have to do,  every single day.

The chances are you know that chipper food is bad, chocolate is bad, crisps are bad. You don’t need to know the calories in them, for you to know what the story is with them. So you’ve a choice to make.  You can either eat them as a treat occasionally, not eat them at all, or eat them and agonise over the calories in them.

Eating junk food is going to make you gain weight. If you consistently eat bad food that doesn’t serve you, it’s only going to re-enforce bad habits. Your body is going to rely on sugar for energy. You’re going to continue to have sugar slumps and energy dips.

Can you imagine if you didn’t count calories? How much extra time you’d have to focus on important stuff.

What if you just ate healthy, 6 days per week. You ate food you enjoyed, that was really good for you. You focused on the positive. How tasty and nutritious each meal was.  How good you feel, now that you’re fueling your body right. And wouldn’t your weekly treat night be so much more enjoyable? Rather than calorie count, you could just enjoy the bad stuff, let your hair down, and get it out of your system.

If you’re stuck in a cycle of weight gain, and weight loss, it may be time to re-think your approach and try a new, more effective way to fit great into your clothes, while still feeling good, Jessica #feelgood #thefeelgoodcoach


About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!

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