Should You Play the Numbers Game?
When it comes to weight, there are lots of numbers you can play. Calorie
counting is one of the most common. The average man needs
2,5000 to 3,000 calories per day. For women, the range is
1,800 to 2,300. If you decrease your daily calorie intake
by about 500, you're likely to lose about a pound a week.
stop there. People count grams of fat and carbohydrates. They
measure their BMI. They measure their waist and hips. If they
belong to Weight Watchers, they might be measuring points.
If they have diabetes, they may measure their food in exchanges.
these tactics work well for people. If they're working well
for you then stick with them. But sometimes the numbers can
be overwhelming, and before you know it, you're doing a lot
of counting without really knowing why.
most important is your health. Genetics plays an important
role in body shape. We can't all be willowy thin, but if being
overweight is affecting your health, it's time to do something