I came across this site www.myfitnesspal.com. It’s free to sign up and provides an easy weight loss plan. Just enter your current weight and the weight you would like to be and the site works out long it should take to reach your goal weight, taking into account how many times you expect to exercise every week. I typed in that I would like to lose a stone in weight and I would try and work out for 30 minutes three times a week. The results were that if I managed to do this I would lose 5.0 lbs by the 26th June.
The website includes a free calorie counter. You just search for the food you want to add and the meal you need to add it to and the calorie counter works out how many calories you have consumed during the day. I was surprised, having never bothered with calorie counting before, how many calories I actually consume in a day. Most of my intake seems to consist of cheese and wine, two things I love which I find very hard to cut down on.
Looking at my meals today I have eaten 434 too many calories but because I went to the gym I earn an extra 291 calories. It all seems very complicated but the website makes it easy to manage. Myfitnesspal also includes several handy reports so you can check your progress, see what your fitness is like and check whether you are eating a nutritious diet.