Subway paid a lot of money to air a lot of commercials featuring Jared’s incredible weight loss, purportedly accomplished by eating Subway Sandwiches. The truth is that Subway Sandwiches do not cause weight loss and did not cause Jared’s weight loss. Find out what did and how you can, too.
Weight loss seems so unattainable to us. We’ve tried everything – Slimfast, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Sweatin’ to the Oldies, Pilates, Special K, Alli, Grapefruit, Gyms, Jogging, Yoga, Atkins, South Beach, and on and on. It’s so frustrating to see other people shedding pounds without any apparent effort while you sweat, fret, fear and only shed tears. So how do they do it? How did Jared do it?
It’s actually very simple. It really does come down to calories. You’ve got to burn more calories than you consume, and you’ve got to do it consistently, daily, and persistently. I’m not saying you have to exercise when I say you need to burn calories. Your body burns calories as long as you draw breath, whether you are sleeping, watching TV, or running a marathon. Most people burn a minimum of 650 calories a night just sleeping for 8 hours. Just think about that for a minute – if you slept for 24 hours in a day you would burn over 1800 calories! So here’s the nitty gritty: eat less calories than you burn. Now counting how many calories you eat can be a very demanding and boring thing to do – so boring that most folks can only stand to do it for a couple days or a week at most. It’s also frustrating trying to figure out how many calories was in that key lime pie or your usual cup of coffee. Here’s the great news for weight conscious people in this technological age, “There’s an app for that!“
Blackberry has a great FREE app that addresses the problem with aplomb. It’s called “Calorie Counter”, by FatSecret. No, I don’t get any money from Blackberry or FatSecret, although if you are an exec from Blackberry or FatSecret and want to give me some money – contact me and I’ll be glad to help. This app will help you keep track of calories burned by sleeping, resting, driving, desk work, sitting, standing, walking, running…whatever. Want to enter what you ate? You can search by typing in a word or two or just pick from the list of restaurants, brands, supermarket products, foods, etc. It’s super easy. It lets you enter your weight as often as you’d like and keeps a pretty graph to show you your progress. It remembers things you’ve eaten before for breakfast and gives you a list of your favorite breakfast foods so you don’t have to find Quaker Natural Oats the hard way every time. The app is very easy to use and highly personalizable to your tastes and habits. You don’t go anywhere without your phone anymore, so it’s not like having to “remember” to bring your food journal – it’s always there at the touch of a button.