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A calorie food counter is a useful tool in achieving your weightloss goals. A calorie is a unit of energy that is often associated with food and dieting. The definition of a calorie is 'the amount of energy, or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit)'. It is in effect the amount of potential energy that a food contains. The body uses this energy to live and breathe, and perform all our daily activities.

Personally I find using a calorie food counter to be a chore. However don't let that put you off, as it is clear that if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. I have listed below ten tips on how to reduce your calorie intake. After reading the tips, click on one of the links for a free calorie food counter!


A bottle of water is the cheapest and most effective appetite suppresent.
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10 Ways to Cut Calories

1. Cut out the ABCs. Alcohol, Bread and Complex Carbs.(Cereals, Legumes and Pasta).

2. An obvious one- keep your cupboards bare. Go shopping on a full stomach, and you are less likely to fill your basket with foods that will pile on the calories.

3. If you feel like snacking reach for water first. It is the cheapest most effective appetite suppressant there is!

4. Concentrate on what you're eating. Do not eat while while watching TV, reading, studying or answering email.

5. Give up one bad eating habit. For example, if cakes are just one of your weaknesses cut them out. The following week, cut out another.

6. Become a label reader. Avoid foods which list sugar or fat as one of the first ingredients as they are higher in calories.

7. Use herbs and spices in place of butter and salt for seasoning vegetables.

8. Use Lettuce Leaves as Sandwich Bread Using lettuce leaves as slices of bread, or pita-like veggie wraps, is one of the best ways to save at least 100 calories per sandwich. Use the larger leaves from the outside of a head of lettuce, using three to four pieces. Lay sandwich filling on the inside, brush with fat free mayonnaise, mustard or another condiment you can afford calorie-wise, and wrap it all up in the lettuce leaves.

9. Eat a cup of frozen grapes instead of an ice cream. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied!

10. Eat an orange and banana instead of your favorite candy bar.









Free Calorie Food Counters



www.fitday.com
Fitday.com has an excellent food calorie counter.It is completely free to join. Track calories, carbs, proteins and vitamins in foods, and journal your progress with exercise, weight loss and goals online. FitDay provides you with the feedback and analysis you need to stay on track towards your diet and fitness goals.

www.weightlossforall.com
Another excellent free calorie food counter. The calorie counter list shows everyday foods with the calorie content in an average portion.

www.calorieking.com
The CalorieKing.com Food Database holds the nutritional information for over 30,000 American generic and brand name foods (including over 230 fast-food chains). There is a wide range of nutrient data and information available including calorie count charts, fat content, fiber content, protein content and much, much more.

www.changingshape.com
Changingshape.com has a handy Calorie Requirements Calculator. How many calories should you eat to maintain or change your weight? Try this calculator to find out!

Mike's Calorie And Fat Gram Chart For 1000 Foods
One of the Internet's best one stop resources for diet, nutrition and health information.

www.prevention.com
Are your workouts burning off as many calories as you want? Maybe they're burning off more than you think! To find out exactly how many calories you're using while exercising or doing everyday things, use Prevention.com's Calorie Counter.




Free Fast Food Calorie Counters



www.fatcalories.com
Fatcalories.com have listed on the calorie food counter nutritional and calories information from various fast food restaurants as a service to help you make smarter choices.







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