Choosing the right foods will accelerate you’re results from the gym tremendously! This specifically goes over the foods that I eat, and can quickly get you on the right path to successfully meet your bodies needs and reach your goals.
To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. And the opposite goes for gaining weight. However, so many people believe that if they want to look better, they should just eat as little as possible. This is not true! Getting enough nutrients from foods every day is so important and should not be drastically cut back.
A healthy active individual who wants to burn fat should be eating about 2,000 calories a day (unless they’re trying to gain weight). This provides their body with the energy it needs to perform every day functions while keeping your metabolism going. It also keeps your weight loss at a healthy rate and lowers the risk of yoyo dieting (losing weight just to put it right back on plus some). If you cut out too many calories, your metabolism will slow down, and your body will retain as much fat as it can since you’ve restricted too many nutrients that your body needs for energy.
It takes 3,500 calories to lose or gain a pound. So if you want to lose weight, you should be burning 500 more calories per day than you consume. That adds up to 3,500 calories per week or 1 pound. It is also obviously a simple change and not too drastic. Same goes for gaining weight. So if you’re goal is to gain weight, consume 500 calories more than you burn per day to gain a pound per week. See, it’s actually pretty simple.
Now to see positive results, you should be getting these calories from healthy, nutrient dense foods. In the video posted below, I show a large variety of what I like to eat on a daily basis to help my body burn fat and build muscle. They are broken down into 3 main categories, which are the macronutrients that make up calories:
My diet consists of mostly carbohydrates, then proteins, then fats. However, the daily amounts change based on my goals at the time.
Each of these macronutrients have their spicific roles and are all very important in our diet. By getting the right amounts of each from the right sources or food choices, you can quickly see amazing results towards your weight and health goals!