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November 6, 2009
Calorie Restriction Works!
What can I say. Monitoring my calories has become second nature. I am now able to manage my weight hardly thinking about it.
Now I know when I over do it that I might slip up a notch. I also know I will easily adjust my calorie intake over the next 48-72 hours to drop back too my target weight. Controlling my weight is literally in my hands. It is what I choose to eat.
I find it empowering to know the right amount of calories I need to maintain or regain my targeted weight. This is especially refreshing when approaching the Holiday Season
Rather than simply give in to the fact that so many of us add a few pounds over the holidays I now embrace the good times knowing I will manage my way through them to enjoy a few special events but not lose control by splurging every day. And, if I slip, so what. I know that I can readily shed the added weight quickly and decisively.
If you are fighting a weight problem and have not tried calorie restriction I highly recommend it. Forget the fad diets and supplements. Gain control of your weight and your life by taking personal responsibility for what you eat.
Learn the caloric value of foods and you will start intuitively to select satisfying meals that do not add inches to your waste; just years to your life.
To me the benefit of learning calorie calculating techniques is that I am finding maintenance of my target weight almost effortless.