There are countless websites, books, social media, and etc. that pertains to dieting and exercising. Which is the best, most accurate information? Honestly, it is mainly based on mathematics. A friend of mine would constantly reiterate that to me. I would listen, and then feel stressed about not losing weight fast enough and turn to alternative ways to get the weight off faster. BOOM, the weight comes back. He was right o.O
Regardless of how you eat (carnivore, omnivore, vegetarian, and etc.), it all comes back to the math. Out vs. In. Luckily, Google offers countless mathematic equations that can be auto-filled for you to enter your own personal information.
Ex. Of the Mathematical Weight Loss Equations
For Women between the ages 18-29:
(14.8 x kg body wt.)+487 then you will multiply by (1.4) if you are sedentary, (1.6) active or (1.8) for vigorously active. * I want to point out that this is in KG. You will need to find your weight in lbs.*
This will provide you with your daily energy requirements based on your bodies needs. In order to lose weight, you will need to cut out 500 calories from your calorie expenditure. Below is an example of a chart of measurement used to determine your health. Most people use the BMI (body mass index) charts. Waist circumference charts are just as effective.
Under weight: <64 cm (women)
Normal: 64-80 cm (women)
Overweight: 80-88 cm (women)
Obese: >88 cm (women)
These are samples to help you determine which category you may fall in. So you can take the appropriate action to get healthy or get to where you want to be. HEALTHY WAY, PLEASE! Same goes for counting macros, as well as counting calories burned during training sessions. Burn more than you consume = weight loss.
Our bodies naturally burn about 1000 calories or more in order to live, think, and perform daily tasks. So, don’t eat 500 calories and burn 1000, thinking that is healthy. That would be disorder territory. Refer to the Macro counting blog to enter your personal info into the “Those Macros Tho” link. It will take you to a useful calculator to break down the carbs, protein, fiber, and fats that you should consume tailored to your goals.
Facts for Reference:
1. Women should consume 25 g of fiber a day.
2. Labels are not necessarily accurate. (Read the ingredients on everything you buy, esp. for hidden sugar!!)
3. If you cannot spell it, say it, don’t eat it.
4. More than 10 ingredients usually means it is processed. (Don’t eat it)
5. Adults between the ages 18-64 need 150 min. of moderate activity or 75 min. of vigorous activity, including two strength training sessions a week.
6. You must stay hydrated! 8 glasses a day 🍻
I can go on and on, but I think that this is useful, basic information that you can start applying now to become healthy the right way.
Take care of yourself, and for goodness sake, DO THE MATH! hehe. ✎ +-*/ ✐📊