The primary reason that you gain weight and fat is due to consistent daily calorie surpluses. You cannot consistently eat more calories than you burn and still burn fat and lose weight.

And, you can’t blame weight gain on a “slow metabolism.” Even if you speed up your metabolism with muscle mass gain, consistent daily calorie surpluses will cause you to gain weight.

Don’t believe the weight loss infomercials that say you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight.

Burn fat, lose weight and then manage your weight and body fat over the long-term. If you can do those 3 things, you have it figured out. Body weight maintenance can be a problem for many people.

Try to comply with your meal plan 90% of the time. MyNetDiary’s Food and Exercise Tracker will help hold you accountable during the day.

MyNetDiary is a comprehensive food diary and calorie counter with online and mobile app services. According to U.S. News “Best Diet” Rankings, using MyNetDiary can make the most of any popular diet plan because it all comes down to knowing what people eat and how many calories they burn.

“The power of MyNetDiary’s detailed food and exercise tracking service is its ability to document precisely what we eat, how many calories we burn and even when we eat,” explains Katherine Isacks, Registered Dietitian with MyNetDiary, “and people can track calories on-the-go with MyNetDiary’s mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.”

As the U.S. News recently released its top 25 diets, based on being relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart diseases, MyNetDiary serves as a tool that can effectively assist anyone on these diets to make them extremely effective.

For instance, the top-ranking diet, according to U.S. News, is the DASH Diet. Originally developed to fight high blood pressure, it emphasizes eating foods high in potassium, calcium, protein and fiber, while cutting back on sodium. MyNetDiary members can track all these nutrients easily by logging meals and snacks. MyNetDiary allows for tracking over 40 different macro and micro-nutrients.

Other diets, especially ones that use point system, benefit from using MyNetDiary in conjunction because it can “translate” the simplistic point systems into actual nutritional values people can understand.

Over time, dieters will see a correlation between points, calories and particular macro-nutrients, which will equip them to make better food choices without the need to count points at all.

“MyNetDiary teaches people to be able to look over a Nutrition Facts label on any food package and determine if it’s a healthy choice,” says Isacks. “While points will help people make choices based upon calories, they are not as helpful when you’re standing in the grocery aisle trying to choose between two types of breakfast cereals. However, knowing how to decipher calories, fat, carbs and other nutrients on the spot can help you make the right choice. But for those who do like the simplicity of points, MyNetDiary offers a ‘Food Score,’ which provides an easy to read numerical +/- score for determining a food’s healthfulness.”

About MyNetDiary

Launched in 2007 and with now over 1.5 million members, MyNetDiary is a comprehensive, modern online and mobile weight loss service that helps members lose weight safely through calorie tracking while following American Dietetic Association guidelines. MyNetDiary offers free and paid subscriptions that include personalized analyses of calorie and nutrient needs, assistance with target weight goals, access to personalized progress charts and a state-of-the-art Diabetes tracking service. MyNetDiary offers Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Samsung bada apps for instant mobile tracking and has been featured in *USA Today*, *NPR Morning Edition*, *Health Magazine*, *Chicago Tribune, Mac|Life* and on Lifetime Network, NBC-TV and FOX 5 in DC.

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES at Her Fitness Hut

Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist
Certified Nutrition Coach and Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes that helps you to achieve better long-term health, which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.
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