If you want to reduce your body fat, you can't escape the physics of the situation:
Every 3500 calories beyond your basic needs will result in a pound of fat.
So, to reduce fat you must control your calories. This doesn't necessarily mean reducing carbs or reducing fat.
So, if carbs aren't bad and fats aren't bad, how do you reduce calories? Very simply, here's what you need to remember: control portion size. Eat smaller portions. There is no law saying you must completely fill a plate with food and then eat it all. Food portions in France are about twice those in America. Americans eat way too much! Here are three ways to cut back on portion size:
This alone will cut your caloric intake, possibly to where it needs to be. But you should also consider these tips:
Don't worry about the pseudo-science that's out there. A lot of this stuff sounds very convincing, but it's simply somebody's bullsh--.
An example is the elaborate theory where you have to eat foods according to their akalinity or acidity. Your stomach is full of hydrochloric acid and can make more with no problem. Apply common sense here, so you can turn your attention to things that matter. Yes, people do lose weight on such diets--but that's simply because they are more conscious of what they eat and are thus eating less. They are controlling their portions. You can control your portions with the simple tips above, and not engage in some whacky diet that causes nutritional deficiencies.
Here's another calorie site: www.calorie-counter.net.
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