Wondering how to calculate weight loss? For those who are already struggling with their weight – dropping pounds or inches, the concept can be overwhelming and frustrating. There is a lot of information available, both in books and online that can be helpful. Weight loss calculators are available and can be found in many places including the Weight loss and Diet Control Association (WCDAA). However, there are some tips to using these tools that should be considered before using them.
A weight-loss percentage is an average percentage, usually a range, of how much your body weigh, typically in pounds, before you goal body fat measurement. The purpose of using a calorie calculator or other weight loss estimate tool is to help you get an idea of how many calories are needed to reach your desired weight, and thus how many calories have been burned. The reason why looking at weight loss by a percentage is helpful is because, for very light individuals, it can be difficult to shed pounds, but as a whole, if they weigh a lot less, then a large amount would also be appropriate.
How to calculate the amount of loss you will experience, by using a diet is to see how many pounds can be lost in a particular week or period by your particular diet plan. Typically, one of the factors considered when creating a diet is the amount of fat that must be lost. Other contributors to weight reduction are carbs, protein and fiber intake. Some of the foods that contribute to weight reduction are dark green vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes (beans), lean meats, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds and herbal dietary supplements.
As far as counting macros is concerned, it is just an easy way to keep track of what you are eating. However, I do not recommend this in the beginning of any diet program, especially one that is losing weight. When you start counting macros you may find yourself tempted to cheat or eat more than you should, because a certain food is easier to obtain and it tastes good. You cannot blame your metabolism for doing its job, after all it has been designed to calculate calories, so why should you change how it works?
Many high-carb foods contain a high amount of simple sugars or refined starches, which can work against your weight loss diets. Therefore, it is wise to look for foods that contain healthy carbohydrates, but are also low on simple sugars or starches. This can be done by shopping online, as there are many websites that offer recipes using foods such as brown rice, quinoa, barley, whole grain bread and even applesauce. Another option may be to make your own low-carb cookies, cakes or pasta by substituting the flour with a low-glycemic index starch, which will help cut down on your cravings. Alternatively, you could make some delicious home made desserts by removing the sugar and increasing the fiber content by adding in fresh produce.
You need to have a routine and stick to it, if you want to succeed at your diet. You should not just “go on a diet” and suddenly throw yourself into it. You should plan out what you are going to eat and when you are going to eat it. Once you have a structured calorie deficit, you are more likely to stay on track and lose the excess weight.
Your weight loss calculator will help you calculate how many calories have been burned through your exercise. If you follow a training program, you may also receive a bmi calculator, which will help you estimate how many calories you have burned through your exercise. If you are very dedicated to losing weight then finding a good training program that offers a range of activities is important, so that you don’t feel like you are making too many changes to your lifestyle.
If you are exercising to achieve your weight loss goals, then you need to eat to support your efforts. Protein is an essential part of a well balanced diet and is required for building muscle and burning fat. You should eat protein before, during and after your workout. If you skip meals, then your body is unable to maintain muscle mass and the excess protein is used as energy. So how much protein do you need, based on your age, height and gender?