Calorie counting is a technique I firmly believe in to help effectively achieve weight loss. There is a great deal to say in its favor. Moreover, any of us who have strictly followed a diet that tracked every single food in this way knows that yes, weight is lost when using it. However, that one measure is not the only factor worth considering when it comes to effective weight management, particularly over the long term. We’ve all known this for a while, but now science is catching up to our instincts.
Bree and I have reached the point in our weight loss competition when we’re both pretty sure that we are ready to announce the results. This is a bit sooner than we’d expected, but that’s for good reason. It’s a reason I hadn’t banked on, and it is one that will give Bree bragging rights for far longer than I’d like…but here it is.
In my blog last week, I talked about how I experienced some lock down weight gain and how I wanted to give my workout more energy in several ways. This week, I’m talking more on the subject of the pounds I gained and what I’m doing about it on the whole other than focusing on my workouts.
I think a weight loss plateau is one of the most frustrating things we can face when we’re trying to cut the extra pounds. It’s damaging to the feeling that you’re getting anywhere or that our efforts are worthwhile. After all, if I’m stepping on the scale week after week, only to see the exact same number despite my best fat burning efforts, I’m going to get frustrated. I’m going to question what I’m doing. Getting to understand why this happens and what I should do about it has made a huge difference to achieving my goals.