Three important things that helped me to plan my healthy diet and lose weight
Eating the right type of foods was one of the toughest things for me.
For several months, I used to lift and eat whatever food I could get.
Because I wanted to lose weight and build muscle, I thought the more food I ate, the more muscle I built.
Since I was working out, my body was supposed to turn the food into muscle, right?
I never cared about my cholesterol; I simply ate because I was working out.
Then I realized how misguided I was after getting my diet in check.
In order to eat healthily and lose weight, I had to do a little planning.
But how exactly did I plan for a healthy diet?
Nowadays, the internet is full of prescribed diet plans, which are also very efficient but only for a while.
Most of the diet plans found online don’t adequately address personal workout schedules, eating styles, and even exercise preferences.
After realizing that weightlifting was more than simply lifting heavy weights and pushing myself to exceed my limits in the gym – I knew it’s high time I had to extend the same efforts to the kitchen too.
Without having a proper diet, I noticed poor recovery between sessions, which also harmed my muscle mass, energy levels, and strength.
Below are three essential things that helped me to plan my healthy diet & loss weight
1- understanding the total calories & macronutrients that my body needs including carbs, protein & fat and apply calorie deficit
Time and time again, most people ask about how many calories I eat in a day.
There’s no set answer to this question.
What I can say is, everyone’s dietary needs are different, not to mention that they change daily.
Understanding the total number of calories and macronutrients my body needs helps me to determine how much calories I need in a day.
This includes how many carbs, proteins, fats and vitamins am supposed to include in my diet.
Under-fueling causes my muscles to break down instead of growing, and that’s the opposite of my weightlifting targets.
When you’re not giving your body enough calories, it sees it as a famine.
This makes it to hold onto fat reserves instead of burning them.
2- define my diet goals (weight loss)
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to improve your athletic performance or lose weight, one needs proper diet goals.
When it comes to dieting, I started with setting my nutrition goals.
Setting dietary goals is vital because my diets shapes my health and wellbeing.
Moreover, defining my diet goals helps in speeding up my weightless journey.
Defining my diet goals and keeping track of my progress helps me to notice how far I’ve come, and how much I have achieved.
Having diet goals also acts as a guide to whether I should continue with my diet or whether I need to make dietary adjustments.
3- planning $ managing my meals using myfitness pal mobile application
MyFitnessPal is among the best meal planning apps on the market.
It has a website and a mobile app that connects me to the biggest database of foods that I can easily look up what I eat and record it in the app.
At the end of the day, this app gives me insightful feedback that I can use to help attain my dieting and weight loss goals.
It also helps me to make changes to my diet by providing detailed nutritional information.
These three thing help me to know whether my diet is on point.
Whenever I feel weaker or struggling for energy, I know I am probably not having enough food.
I also ensure that I adjust my serving sizes to fit my current goals and body weight.
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