Americans are obsessed with diet and exercise and yet, most adults in the country are overweight or obese. There are differing opinions about the cause but people that control their calories, stay active and choose natural products over processed foods will have an easier time maintaining their weight. Anyone that wants to be at a healthy weight will have to learn some basic facts.
Track Calorie Totals
Every calorie matters and many people underestimate how many they consume. A plain bagel has about 250 calories and covering it with a teaspoon of butter will add 34 more. The average, active woman needs only about 2,000 calories a day to maintain her weight. Research calorie totals and track all the food consumed in a food diary before a diet begins to see how many calories are taken in each day.
Understand Proper Weight
Height, weight and frame size are used to …