Do You Need a Calorie Intake App?

Most people have heard that we burn around 2000-2500 calories a day, but do you know how many calories you eat? Understanding your daily calorie intake will make your weight journey easier to manage.

You’ll understand:

  • What food to eat more of and what food to avoid
  • How much more you need to move a certain day to burn off extra calories
  • Whether your eating habits are balanced or not

Do you need a calorie intake app?

If you’re one of those people who claims to always eat healthy, workout a lot, yet doesn’t lose weight (and have no medical conditions behind it), chances are you’re in big need of a calorie intake app. Healthy food can be calorie dense and zero calorie food can be unhealthy – it doesn’t always go hand in hand. The trick here is portion control and to prioritization of the foods you’re eating.

Calorie intake example

A typically healthy breakfast consisting of greek yoghurt, walnuts, raspberries, and honey can vary widely in calories depending on your portion.

Let’s say you put one cup of greek yogurt in a bowl, top it with a handful of walnuts, half a cup of raspberries and a teaspoon of honey. That will make an excellent breakfast consisting of 342 kcal, 10g protein, 21g carbs, and 24g fat.

But what happens if you accidentally serve yourself one and a half cups of greek yogurt (which can often happen when pouring it over into a bowl), misinterpret what a handful really is and grab as many walnuts as you can in one hand, and pour honey without measuring? Then you easily hit a 627 kcal breakfast which was not at all what you intended. Measuring and tracking food with a calorie intake calculator app is a great way to be in control of your weight loss.

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