Is there an easier way to calculate calories instead of writing everything down on your notepad?
Yes, there is!
Track your intake, set limits, and achieve desired results with Calorie Log!
Forget online calculators, we made it more simple. DoFasting App launched a new feature called Calorie Log. In other words, with just a few clicks you’ll have your calories tracked and marked in your app, meaning – less time to count separately or figuring out what to eat to not overdo the daily intake.
How does it work?
- From the breakfast menu and snacks to lunch or dinner – simply choose the category of meals you want to add to your daily meal plan.
- You’ll see all the fats, carbs, and proteins listed below.
- Add meals and see the scale of calories reaching up to your total daily intake!
Control your intermittent fasting with full force and manually log calories with no exaggerated thinking.
Before you start – there’s something you should know about calorie counting:
Almost every diet or eating pattern includes a recommended calorie intake. Intermittent fasting is no exception. However, very few include the necessary information about what it actually means.
The origins of a calorie
To put it simply, a calorie is a unit or a measurement of energy. Our bodies take it from the meals we eat and use it as fuel for everyday tasks. – from walking to thinking, sleeping, or even creating new ideas with your brain. Even when we think that we’re not using any energy, our body organs are pumping it out every minute.
Unused calories are then stored as fat. Your body needs it, however, when you consume way more calories than your body can burn, it can easily lead to unwanted weight gain.
– There are “good” and “bad” calories. Nuts, berries, veggies, legumes, eggs, etc. – all of these are considered “good” calories and should be the foundation of a healthy diet.
– The “bad” calories usually come from high-sugar food, such as fizzy drinks, bagels, sweets, chocolate bars, burgers, and more. They give you pleasure and make you feel full (for a while), but they don’t provide your body with anything healthy or nutritious. In other words, these are just empty calories.
Counting them is easy when you’re preparing home-cooked meals. Quite often, the whole “math system” is written on the back of the package. If not, then you need to use measuring cups and spoons – simply add up the numbers you get and see what’s the total. But still, often because of lack of time or… lack of counting skills (sorry, some people just have a hard time adding numbers!) – logging calories seems like a hectic task, especially when you have to do it thoroughly with patience every day.
How calories affect weight loss?
To lose weight, you would need to consume fewer calories than you burn each day. That means you should either cut back on the calories you consume or increase your physical activity to burn them off. Cutting back on carbohydrates will also help you to reduce the amount of “bad,” empty calories that your body tends to store.
The foods you choose are just as important. Aim to spread out your carbohydrate intake throughout your day and check if the calories you consume are aligned with your goal. Naturally, your calorie intake can always be adjusted if you suddenly start exercising more, or you feel like your weight isn’t going down even if you follow the diet plan.