So…what should you eat and how should it be broken down? To maintain a healthy weight your diet should consist of 40% complex carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 20% monounsaturated fat.
Okay…so today’s weight loss tip is the calculator below. Don’t go to all the trouble of logging your food and drink without doing something with the information. There are so many tools to help you, like the website below in the previous post. Blessings
Yesterday I promised a formula for calculating what you should eat. This formula is based on your height and weight, age and gender. So, I will show you mine:
Calorie Calculator – Macro nutrients
- Ideal Calorie Needs
- Macro-Nutrient Ratios
- Muscle Gain Calculator
- Pregnancy Calories
- Breastfeeding Calories
- Calories in Food
- Body Fat Calculator
- Calories Burned
- Ideal Body Weight
- Target Heart Rate
- Waist to Hip Ratio
- Unit Conversion
Accurately calculate your ratios of carbohydrate, protein, and fat for a given daily Calorie amount. Select from a number of common diet ratios (such as low fat, low carb, or Zone diet). Results show exact number of Calorie and grams required for each nutrient.
|CARB, PROTEIN, FAT CALCULATOR|
|(what should my calories be?)|
|Common Diet Ratios:||Moderate Moderate II Zone Diet (40-30-30) Low Fat Low Carb Very Low Carb (Ketogenic)|
|Meals per day:||Three Four Five Six|
|RESULTS – AMOUNT OF NUTRIENT REQUIRED|
Are you still keeping your food log on Fitday or Sparkpeople? Why? Do you know? First because it’s important to realize exactly how much you are consuming. So, don’t just write down what you consumed. Go back and look it over. Look for triggers, time of day, portions that are too large, an abundance of sugar, an abundance of fat. You’re also writing down what you consume because…you need a balance of carbs, protein, and fat every day. Check in tomorrow and I’ll show you how to figure out the numbers for your own metabolism.
This morning’s weigh in finally showed movement on the scale. I’m down to 154lbs. Remember to weigh yourself every day (on the same scale at the same time of day).
Okay…today’s weight loss tip comes from YOU! What do you like more than eating???
Anything decent is game. You can answer that one OR this one: I what you rather be doing than exercising?
A couple of weeks ago, I went to dinner with a friend and coworker. The conversation turned to weight loss and counting calories. My friend wondered how many ounces his prime rib steak was. He thought it was about 6 ounces. He was shocked to hear from our waiter that it was actually a 10 ounces slab of meat!
The moral is, if you don’t weigh your food and measure your portions, you’re quite likely eating way more than you think. Are you still writing down the foods and beverages you consume? No? There are aps for that! Blessings.