Nutrition • 13.11.2017 • Lunden Souza

The Key to Weight Loss: Food Tracking with Balance

If you want to lose weight and get in shape, you need to eat healthy and move more. We all know this. It all seems so easy in theory, but in practice it can be really hard! Why? Because there are so many smaller steps in between that make these pretty vague statements become reality in a unique person’s life. In this posting, we’re going to talk about healthy eating and what you can do to make sure your dietary changes make sense for you and will actually produce the results you desire.

A man and a woman having breakfast

The first step to weight loss is to decide

First and foremost, you have to decide that you are sick and tired of the way you have been living. This has to be your decision because you have to do the work to reach your goals. Once you have made the decision that you are ready to change your life – nothing can stop you.

Lose twice as much weight with food tracking

According to a study from Kaiser Permanente’s center for health, keeping a food diary can double a person’s weight loss! Have you ever written down every single thing that you eat and drink (yes, liquid calories count!) in a day? It can be extremely eye opening! If you want to lose weight you’ll probably realize that you’re consuming way too many calories, or it could be the case that you’re consuming very little calories from really poor sources and your metabolism is running extremely slow and exhausted – probably similar to the way that you feel.

This is a great first step because you first become aware of your current patterns and you can change step by step. If you just start a brand new diet that is completely different to the way you’ve been eating over the past years, you’re probably not going to stick to it for very long. But if you look at your eating habits now and make micro changes here and there (instead of drastic ones), the results are going to be much more sustainable.

A woman eating a salad

Your food tracking solution

Want to lose double the amount of weight? We have the perfect solution for you – our food tracking app Balance. If you want to lose weight, you can choose the Lose Weight goal when getting started with the app and the appropriate calorie calculation will be given to you. From there, you can easily enter your daily food intake directly in your smartphone and get all relevant infos: calories, protein, carbs, fat and micronutrients.

For our Premium Members, we offer 5 goal-specific plans which, of course, includes one for Weight Loss. With this plan you’ll of course get the amount of calories you should be eating per day but with more specific macronutrient (protein, carb, fat) targets and additional recommendations for eating carbohydrates at the right time. Additionally, you’ll get more details about which foods you should eat, which foods you should stay away from, how much water you should be drinking depending on your daily activity and even a list of 10 healthy must-haves for your pantry. We totally set you up for success!

So, have you decided it’s time for a change? Download the Balance app today and start food tracking your way to weight loss! Losing never felt so good 😉

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Lunden Souza

Lunden Souza is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist & the Runtastic Fitness Coach. This California native started out as an at-home personal trainer in Orange County, California for 5 years, then moved to work at Runtastic headquarters in Austria in March 2014. She inspires Runtastics worldwide with weekly fitness, nutrition and wellness tips via the Runtastic Fitness Channel on YouTube. She loves to do yoga, cook, run in the sun and go for long bike rides listening to her favorite podcasts.
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