Do calories count?

If you’re new to fitness and eating healthy calorie counting may seem daunting. Many people will try to avoid it because they don’t take the time to understand it and why it’s important. A big misconception a lot of people have is “I can eat whatever I want as long as I go to the gym afterwards.” Right? Wrong? Unless you know how many calories you’ve consumed how will you know what you’re supposed to be burning? There are 3,500 calories in one single pound of fat. Let’s put that into perspective for you. One Big Mac from McDonald’s is 563 calories alone, add fries and a Coke and you’ve hit 1,120 calories in a single meal. If you want to burn off just that one meal you’d have to walk over 9 miles; that would take you about 6 hours. 6 hours! Is the Mac sauce really worth it? If you’re like me and don’t have the time to just stroll for 6 hours that meal will most likely be converted into fat thus adding to your problem. If you’re wondering “Well, how am I supposed to know how many calories I should be eating?” you’re in luck. Grab… Read More