Trying to lose weight can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. Counting your calories is a great way to not only help you with your weight loss goals but also to educate yourself about the food you are putting into your body. Just realizing how many calories are in the foods you are eating on a daily basis is a start. Learning the calorie information in food helps you to make better decisions and begin to lead a healthier lifestyle. I remember the first day I decided to count my calories.