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We all know how weight loss works. Less bad food + more exercise. It’s pretty straightforward.

But not always. Exactly how much should you be eating? Should you exercise every day? Which foods are best?

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1 – It tells you how much you need to eat

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If you google ‘How much should I eat every day?’, you’ll usually find the same information: recommended calories for women, 2000, recommended calories for men, 2500. But these numbers aren’t the same for everyone. They’re based on people of a certain, age, weight, and height. They aren’t based on you.

Lifesum allows you to tailor these numbers to you.You state your age, height, and weight, along with your goal weight, and not only does it help you set a healthy goal weight, it tells you exactly what you need to eat to achieve it. It’s the dream!

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2 – It tells you what to eat

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There are 250 calories in the following amounts of food: one watermelon (yes, the whole thing), 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 chocolate truffles, and 2 chicken fillets. How can the same number of calories can be represented in foods that are so different?

All calories are not created equal. 1 gram of carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 1 gram of protein all contain different numbers of calories. This is why weight loss isn’t just about eating less, it’s about eating less of the bad stuff and more of the right stuff. Here’s how Lifesum helps with that: It doesn’t just tell you ‘Eat 500 less calories today’, it tells you, ‘Eat 500 less calories today, and make the main source of your calories these types of food’. It’s like having a nutritionist!

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3 – It monitors your progress and helps keep you motivated

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Trying to eat better is hard. There are very few of us who really want a salad over a slice of pizza. But it is easier to stay motivated when you see that it’s making a difference. Lifesum is helpful because it shows you how far you’ve come. It puts your eating and exercise habits in helpful charts and graphs, and prompts you to update your weight so you can actually see the weight falling off each week. Now that’s motivation!

4 – It works!

Let’s be real, this is all any of us really care about. Will I lose weight or is it just a pretty app? You will lose weight. One Lifesum user, Marianne did anyway. And we’re not talking a little weight either, we’re talking an incredible 26 pounds!

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Try it yourself!

Download Lifesum today for a healthy and sustainable approach to weight loss that actually works.

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

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