Know your numbers

Have you ever wondered how some men or women look like they belong on a fitness magazine cover or how some people around you exercise hours a day, seven days a week and don’t see any improvement? I was once one of those people that exercised hours a day and didn’t see any results, it was really frustrating and discouraging.

The reason why I struggled in the past, along with most people, to meet my fitness goal was my eating habit and not knowing how many macronutrients is required to lose weight, gain weight or to maintain weight. Whether you’re a runner, gym rat, swimmer, you don’t exercise, you’re into crossfit , everyone should know their numbers.

Which numbers am I talking about, your macronutrients of-course. Knowing these numbers is the first step to living a healthy lifestyle and being one step closer to achieving your fitness goal.

The first thing I did was to get a calorie counter app and once the app helped me figure out how many calories, carbs, fats and protein my body required to lose weight, gain weight or to maintain weight, I was able to transform my body in less than a month with exercise.

The amazing part of knowing your numbers is, you don’t even need to exercise to lose weight, gain weight or maintain, since most of the results obtained from a lifestyle change comes from dieting (80% diet and 20% exercise).

If you focus only on the 80% you’ll achieve your fitness goal and if you combine both diet and exercise on a consistent basis then you might land yourself on a fitness magazine cover.

It’s so easy to get this information because we’re in 2017 and everyone seems to have a smart phone or internet access. I use a calorie counter app (MyPlate app) available for free on the AppStore or google to help me calculate my macronutrients and there are tons of them out there for free.

These apps tell you how many calories, protein, fat and carbs you need to lose, gain or maintain weight. Even if you don’t workout, you need to know your numbers because you can change the way you eat and drink which will ultimately lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Knowing your numbers is not just about changing your physical appearance, it will also help you avoid various health issues that may happen as a result of a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. These are the numbers I use to maintain or lose weight determined by the MyPlate App.

  • Calories 2505 – 3000
  • Carbs 50 – 300 grams
  • Protein 225 – 250 grams
  • Fat 50 – 100 grams.


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