#1 Rule - Track your food intake!!
Many people ask me if I could give them one piece of advice about how to lose weight with regards to their diet. - I cannot emphasize enough - about the importance of logging your food intake. How do you know what to change if you do not know what you are eating; of course you need to burn more calories than you take in, but so many people underestimate the amount of calories they are taking in. Many people will eat a handful of M & M's and not really count it as a food they ate that day, but if you have to log it, you will see how all those little things really do add up.
A recent study published in the "American Journal of Preventative Medicine" found that dieters who tracked their food intake in a "food diary"- lost twice as much weight - as those who didn't track their food at all.
We can create a meal plan for you or just help you figure out how many grams of each macro you should be eating and what is considered healthy food.
We use a scientific approach to dieting where you track your intake of protein, carbohydrates, and fat (macronutrients). Based on your goal and metabolism, you’ll have a target amount of macronutrients to eat each day. As long as you consistently hit these target “macros,” you’ll transform your body! This way you can work in an occasional food that you crave or can go out and eat dinner with your friends and family without feeling guilty. This prevents binge eating and helps you have the ability to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
To track our food we use www.myfitnesspal.com.