Should I be Calorie Counting and is it Beneficial?

Waste of time?

Calorie counting, it can take over your life, enjoyment of food but if we do it correctly, we’ll lose weight and gain muscle right? We’re going to have a look at all the pros and cons that come with calorie counting and work out just how accurate our figures are if this is something that we already do.

Personally we couldn’t think of anything less attractive then weighing our food and counting the calories that each food contains but that’s us. Lets talk about the things we need to think about when looking at calories. We’ll paint a nice picture for you and tell a cracking story to go with it (okay, a mediocre story) to keep you reading along with us. You sit down at a restaurant and open the menu, you’re trying to stay as healthy as possible but the meals popping off the page scream heart attack. Once turning the page you find a nice range of meals that are relatively healthy….it even says so in the menu, so you select a nice steak that comes in at lets say 800kcal. This will be perfect (you think to yourself) and it will leave you just enough room for a small desert if you feel like it! Okay, we need to put the breaks on this story for just a second. Whilst 700kcal will help you fall within your calorie allowance for the day, can you think of anything that may be a reason for the meal to come out and be any more than 700kcal? Here’s a small list of reasons below.

Livestock: What was the cow being fed? Age of the cow Size the cow

Transport: How long was the cow being transported? How long was it in the freezer?