Counting Your Macros

Fat loss is a common goal for many women.  Most people realize they must change their eating habits, but what does that really mean?

Let’s start with the calorie.  Think of the calorie as a simple measure of heat energy. Like fuel, food releases energy when it’s burned. The calorie is also thought as the amount of energy stored in your body as fat and carbohydrates. If you’re inactive, your body fat just sits in storage until you need it.

Burning fat is releasing calories from your energy storage and using them as fuel to complete activities.Remember this: If you burn more calories than you consume, your body must withdraw stored fuel for energy to make up for the deficit and you will lose weight.

Getting leaner requires the discipline and willpower to control your calories at all times. Even if you eat healthy, if you eat too much, you will not lose weight. With so many different diet and nutritional plans available, it’s difficult to decided which method is the best.  Too much of ANYTHING isn’t a good thing.  This is why I suggest steering clear of low-carb diets, high fat diets, or anything this that keeps you in a deficit of any of the 3 macronutrients.

What are macronutrients and how does your body use them?

FATS

Adding the right kinds of fats can turbo charge your energy, burn more fat, boost muscle-building hormones, improve blood sugar control, strengthen your joints, and enhance skin tone. Deficiency in fat can cause fatigue, depression, and reduced metabolism.

PROTEIN

Adding enough protein to your diet is the key to building lean muscle.  Protein must be eaten at regular intervals of the day because it isn’t stored in the body like carbs and fat.

CARBS

Essential for the energy to fuel your workouts.  Stay away from processed, refined carbs and include more green leafy carbs.  As women, eating more leafy green vegetables helps us produce more of the growth hormone HGH which keeps us looking young, lean, and firm.

In order to attain your fat loss goals, women need the combination of a strength training program and the correct macronutrients.  Contact me today to get your macros calculated and a customized strength program designed to fit your needs.