If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably counted calories. And if you're a woman, you've probably fixated yourself on consuming 1,200 calories per day. (Weird fact: the majority of women I've spoken to about how many calories she thinks she should eat per day says 1,200 for no apparent reason). It seems like women have just "heard" over the years this is the goal number, but I digress....
So, what's wrong with counting calories? Read on.
Here's my straight to the point list on why calorie counting doesn't work:
Here's what you need to know about calorie counting:
It's heartbreaking for me to watch so many people struggle because of the wrong approach.
Self-compassion also plays a HUGE role in fat loss, so be sure to speak kindly to yourself always.
Have questions? Post in the comments and I'll be sure to answer right away.
Lisa Swanson is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified AASDN and PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 35 years experience helping people turn their lives around, she is on a mission to provide relevant and useful knowledge to help women in midlife reach their goals.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.