Counting Calories Again To Lose Weight?

It is that dreadful morning again when you look in the mirror and see that your clothes are fitting tighter than normal.  A quick recount of yesterday caloric consumption says your down from 2,000 calories per day to 1,500 per day and that 500 calorie reduction has to result in weight loss, right?  You protest that you should be loosing 1 to 2 pounds per week, not gaining weight.  Well, actually this is not exactly true.  Understand the ugly truth why focusing on strict calorie reduction does not lead to weight loss. 

The Secret to Controlling Fat Burning Hormones

Diets focused strictly on counting calories lead to a starvation diet where the goal is to use self-discipline to skip meals and reduce food consumption.  Instead of significant weight loss, you experience significant energy loss because your body is not accustomed to being without calories for so long.  Without a reasonable daily caloric consumption, you will feel weak and miserable, potentially experience headaches, and be constantly hungry.  These effects are direct results from your body adjusting to burning fewer calories per day.

The worst part about starvation diets is that the small amount of weight loss comes from the reduction of water weight, and not real fat loss.  Remember that any "water weight" lost during the diet will be gained back immediately when you stop dieting and start eating normally again.

After experience two weeks of misery, most starvation dieter's stop seeing the scale go down and more.  They hit the "weight loss plateau." All the water weight that can be reduced is out and their body has completed the adjustment to the new caloric intake level.

Now you know why you have always failed when trying the starvation diet.  It is just not possible to lose weight by this dieting method.  The truth is that serious, long term weight loss can never be achieved by a starvation diet.

Serious weight loss can only be achieved by giving you body the right type of calories at the correct times each day.  Your body is actually like a big engine that needs all three types of calories (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) to some degree.  To begin losing weight quickly, change your eating habits to consume the correct portions of protein, carbs, and fat so that maintain your energy level while reducing your weight.  To find out more, learn about Fat Loss 4 Idiots and stop starving yourself by counting calories.

If you've enjoyed reading this post then please subscribe to my full text RSS feed.

Digg It!DZone It!StumbleUponTechnoratiRedditDel.icio.usNewsVineFurlBlinkList


May 24. 2010 20:59

how to lose 10 pounds in 1 week

Happened to wonder over here from related site and thought I would check things out. Really like what I see so now I'm following you. Look forward to reading your some of your posts later on.

how to lose 10 pounds in 1 week United States

May 25. 2010 23:51

Catarina Chicas

Howdy there,Terrific article dude! i'm Fed up with using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you thereLaughing.
PS:Have you thought about putting video to the blog posts to keep the readers more interested?I think it works.Best wishes, Catarina Chicas

Catarina Chicas United States

May 26. 2010 21:48

Luisa Artzer

I right wanted to say with the purpose of I loved your forward and I found your fat loss in very usful. I come up with been tiresome to lose substance above the previous 12 months and I come up with seen little vary pronto the I come up with read your blog forward It has inspired me not to provide up. Thanks intended for the significant forward and keep rearrangement.

Luisa Artzer United States

June 7. 2010 12:17

mowers and more

I simply adore your blog, Its wonderful to learn not all people is just posting a bunch of garbage now a days!

mowers and more United States

June 10. 2010 15:51

organic clothings

I like your blog, Its great to observe not all people is just posting a mess of rubbish these days!

organic clothings United States

June 14. 2010 22:00

flash website

Hey I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. You have good views, Keep up the good informative info Smile Just a quick question though. Are you making enough money from blogging?

flash website United States

June 15. 2010 07:13

Dave Mcfarren

Hi, I really appreciated your time in sharing this information. I think you have a great style of writing and I have bookmarked you to come back for your next articles. Great job, I enjoyed the read. Thanks ( :
Detox, Diet and live longer!

Dave Mcfarren United States

June 15. 2010 17:30

Karly Granbois

Please help me get the word out. With all of the recent disasters, the Red Cross needs everyone's support. Please visit and volunteer or donate.

Karly Granbois United States

June 17. 2010 09:29

Merit Fitness Treadmill

Awesome post, I’m a huge believer in commenting on blogs and forums to assist the blog creators know that  they have created something of worth to the cyberspace!

Merit Fitness Treadmill United States

June 21. 2010 03:47

Lavonne Rader

Did epila laser hair removal work good for you? Which hair did it remove?

Lavonne Rader United States

June 22. 2010 03:00

Javier Brightwell

A brief note to say hi to you and to share my ideas on your blog. Oh and also to cheer on PORTUGAL for WORLD CUP 2010!! GO PORTUGAL!!

Javier Brightwell United States

June 29. 2010 03:19


Iklan baris gratis?? Silahkan pasang sepuasnya tanpa bayar

iklan United States

June 29. 2010 10:04


I found this site via Bing and I’m really glad about the info you include in your posts. Btw your sites really broken using IE3

clothing United States

July 9. 2010 05:20

Murano chandeliers

Watch the best movies online here

Murano chandeliers United States

July 14. 2010 06:58

baby sippy cups

How's it hanging, Just wanted to let you know that this post rocks.Please keep up the superb work.  Your's truly,        Jessica Stevens

baby sippy cups United States

August 12. 2010 01:26

American Bancard

I wanted to sign up to your RSS feed but it seems to be broken.  I'll come back tomorrow.

American Bancard United States

August 21. 2010 07:39

Weight Loss Sample

Great post! I'm just starting out in community management/marketing media and trying to learn how to do it well - resources like this article are incredibly helpful. As our company is based in the US, it?s all a bit new to us. The example above is something that I worry about as well, how to show your own genuine enthusiasm and share the fact that your product is useful in that case

Weight Loss Sample United States

August 24. 2010 10:45


<a href="">builders bournemouth</a>

steve United States

August 29. 2010 10:06

Phyllis Grinkley

Hey hey, just letting you know if you need 2 purchase the brand new gran turismo 5 game is offering the lastest offers. Head to Do not miss out on your chance 2 buy this beast of a game on ps3.

Phyllis Grinkley United States

September 6. 2010 11:26

Find Local Gyms

Wow. This is an awesome blog.It’s important that you count the number of calories you’re eating each day so you won’t overeat and put on fat. To count calories all you need to do is simply look at the Nutritional Facts food label on the back of any food product.
The only 2 things you need to be concerned about when counting calories is the serving size and calories per serving.  Thanks for the wonderful share !! ö

Find Local Gyms United Kingdom

September 8. 2010 00:14

Ukraine Dating

Good article. There's a lot of good information here, though I did want to let you know something - I am running Mac OS X with the current beta of Firefox, and the look and feel of your blog is kind of flaky for me. I can understand the articles, but the navigation doesn't work so well.

Ukraine Dating United States

September 14. 2010 01:18

hair bows for sale

Thanks for sharing this. I've been digging around Google trying to find posts on this topic and came across you. I would like to subscribe.

hair bows for sale United States

September 14. 2010 22:34

cash for gold toronto

Great stuff, very imformative.

cash for gold toronto United States

September 20. 2010 14:15

Shandra Amidon

I love this blog. I just happened to stumble uopn this post and boy am I glad I did. Keep up the good work.

Shandra Amidon United States

September 20. 2010 18:12

Elisha Albee

It's nice to see that at least a few people in this world have the same views as me. If we all would just let the unimportant things alone and concentrate on treating each other with love and respect, The world would be so much better. Please visit my blog. It's open to everyone and there's no registration required. I'd love to hear from you all.

Elisha Albee United States

September 25. 2010 16:03

Tora Gharing

reading your post i came up with an idea, that they should have ratings for blogs i would give you a strong 5 outa 5

Tora Gharing United States

September 27. 2010 02:15


Have I missed out on joining in on this ?
I agree with the idea but dont understand your conclusion.
Take the middle section , how does that play out?

Streamalicious United States

September 28. 2010 09:28

Fidget House

Hi, you wrote a comment that I'd like to use in article on my web site. Would you agree for this? It's very important for me. I will sign that's yours words of course.

Fidget House United States

October 7. 2010 00:04

squirting orgasm mastery

I can not take part now in discussion - it is very occupied. I will be free - I will necessarily write that I think.

squirting orgasm mastery United States

October 18. 2010 01:53

Mikel Teyler

It's not even funny the number of things that we do that are in total opposition to our best interests.

Mikel Teyler United States

October 27. 2010 13:20

Herbert Kobylinski

I honestly enjoyed this post. We (as a community), appreciate it. I own a related blog on this topic. Do you mind if I link to this article on my internet site?

Herbert Kobylinski United States

October 29. 2010 14:31

Beata Richan

I am just so thrilled I would just like to tell everybody I'm pregnant

Beata Richan United States