Counting calories sounds like a chore, right?

But ask yourself this quick question:

Do you want to get lean in 4 months or 4 years?

We’re guessing you don’t want to drag out the process over 4 long years! You probably have a holiday, a wedding or another special event coming up so you can’t delay.

So you want results and you want them as fast as possible — we all do!

Well, there is only one guaranteed way to get results fast and that way involves counting calories.

If you want to find out why, check out the video below:

How to Count Calories

So now you understand why you need to count calories, let’s look at exactly how to count calories.

Before you start, we recommend you get yourself a calorie counting app for your smartphone. We use MyFitnessPal which helps make the process as hassle-free as possible.

Once you’ve installed the app, here are our top tips to get you started:

1. Calories first

Calories are the number one thing when it comes to tracking your nutrition. Focus on getting these right before you start to worry about macronutrient ratios.

2. Track before you eat

Before you start making a meal, enter the ingredients into your app or scan the barcodes on your food packaging.

3. Don’t overdo it

Check that the total calories of your meal make sense – if your total caloric intake for the day should be 2000 calories, don’t eat 1500 calories for breakfast!

4. Don’t worry too much

Aim to get your total daily calories within 100kcal of your target. If you are slightly under or over, don’t worry it’s not going to make a difference in the long run.

5. Practice makes perfect

If you don’t get it bang on from the start, don’t worry! The more you do this the easier it will become.

So How Many Calories Should I Eat?

This is where things get a little bit complicated — everyone is different so your calorie targets need to be specifically tailored to you!

On top of this, your metabolism changes as you lose fat and build muscle, which means you will need to change your calorie targets every week to keep getting results.

Our training and nutrition plans give you new calorie and macronutrient targets every single week, and these targets are tailored to you.

If you want to learn more about our plans, just click the button below:

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