Being successful depends on commitment and paying attention to detail, like the extra 180 calories you get for a dollar from the vending machine at work. Just as knowing the cost of the things you buy makes it possible to balance your budget, knowing the caloric content of the foods you eat makes it possible to balance your diet and meet your goals.
If you want to be successful in weight loss, you must become familiar with the number of calories in the foods you eat in order to understand where the calories, and extra weight, come from. Not knowing the caloric content of the foods you eat is like going shopping in a store that doesn't put price tags on their clothes. Without a gauge to know if something fits into your budget, it's easy to overspend on clothes or calories.
Taking note of how these numbers add up you can easily see why your finances and your scale never seem to balance. Start paying attention to these details, and you may find that your wallet starts getting heavier and you start getting lighter.
Megan Porter, RD