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Diet Planner – Plan your own Diet

There’s a saying that goes “you are what you eat”. It doesn’t really mean it that way literally, but if you think about it and try recalling the kinds of food that you regularly take, the saying is somehow accurate: People who live healthy lifestyles tend to eat healthy, while people, who don’t, eat just about anything as long as it’s edible.

 

Many people repeat “A calorie is a calorie is a calorie”. It’s both true and not true. Calorie counting is a powerful technique, specially, if your goal is to loose some weight. But calorie counting alone will not help you much. When you try to loose weight, you consume less energy (calories) to force your body to burn already stored energy (fat). But what you have to realise is that your body still needs to receive all necessary micronutrients to function properly.

 

By being on weight loss diet you put your body into stress mode. This is quite bad for your body, but the benefits of not being overweight is even bigger, as long as you’re on a reasonable diet plan. To summorize all the above – our goal, goal of the Personal Diet Planner, is to help you to get where you want to be with your health, your weight, and your life.

 

THE KEY TOOLS YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR DIET PLAN:

Food Finder Tool

Diet Planner’s Food Finder Tool allows you to search from approximately 8000 food entries. And since the data is derived from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, you get a guarantee that they are accurate and reliable.

Recommended Daily Values Calculator

Personal Diet Planner goes beyond average calorie counting and provides a calculation of the nutrient intake that is suitable to your own unique needs, as determined by the personal profile you provide.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

This tool allows you to measure your Body Mass Index (BMI) or the measure of your weight relative to your height.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator

This Diet Planner’s tool gives you an accurate calculation of the calorie intake that is suitable to you. It takes into account your activity level, your age, your sex, your weight and your height for an accurate calculation. The tool sets your daily diet goals and is very effictive when combined with calorie counting teqnique.

For most people eating healthy is hard. But actually, developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing as many people imagine. There are three main principles that will help with your healthy diet.

  • The first principle of is simply to eat a wide variety of foods. This is important because different foods make different nutritional contributions.
  • Secondly, fruitsvegetablesgrains, and legumes – foods high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, and free of cholesterol – should make up the bulk of the calories you consume. The rest should come from low-fat dairy productslean meat and poultry, and fish.
  • Thirdly, you should also try to maintain a balance between calorie intake and calorie expenditure – that is, don’t eat more food than your body can utilize. Otherwise, you will gain weight. The more active you are, therefore, the more you can eat and still maintain this balance. Use calorie counting teqnique to keep track of consumed calories.

Without the Diet Planner‘s scientific approach to food, you may be depriving yourself of food, only to find out that your efforts are useless. For example – did you know that a tablespoon of peanut butter contains just about the same amount of calories as a bowl full of broccolli? Or that 100 grams of fried beef liver contains more than 8-10 times the recommended amount of Vitamin A? Or that overdose of Vitamin A can be fatal?

 

WHY COUNT CALORIES?

 

A calorie counter is a way to count your daily caloric intake using our Food Finder tool.

Put simply in dietary terms, a calorie is a unit of energy used by the body to perform metabolic functions. In a nutritional sense, calories come from the foods we ingest. When our bodies break down and digest this food, it uses the energy stored in the food (calories) to perform the daily functions necessary for life. Such functions include everything we do – breathing, walking, exercising, digesting, basically any energy-requiring function that we engage in.

You may be familiar with the “calories in versus calories out” idea. This idea states that:

  • In order to lose weight, you must consume less calories than you burn, and
  • In order to gain weight, you must consume more calories than you burn

Do you see now why it is important to keep track of your caloric intake in order to be successful? If you fail to do this, you will have no way of knowing if you are eating too much or too little.

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