Counting Calories And Still Not Losing Weight? Here's Why

You are counting your calories, snacking right and sticking to your weight loss diet plan and yet when you step on the scale, nothing has changed. Frustrating and disappointing for sure but keep your chin up. One little tweak to your habits and thinking could make all the difference. You know the answer to weight loss is taking in fewer calories than your body needs to sustain its current weight but did you know that only 11% of Americans correctly calculate their ideal calorie intake? That's a lot of people doing it 'wrong.' Most people overestimate, says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That miscalculation is what stands in your way. Think about it. If you think 2000 calories is ideal but 1800 is the real number, you're overshooting by 200 calories and it is those 200 calories that are preventing your weight loss. In order to fix this, you must first find your maximum intake. Try an online calculator like this one. Once you've got your number, set limits on your meals and snacks. For example, if your max intake is 1,800 calories, split it up into three, 500 calorie meals and a 300 calorie snack. See? Once you've got the right number, the rest is easy. Get the number, drop the weight. Source: Women's Health  

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