At the beginning of the year I realized I had put on a few “holiday” pounds so I set a New Year’s resolution to drop some weight. I wanted to keep it simple so it could be more of a lifestyle change and not just a short term diet. Here are the three things I did (and continue to do):
First, I started tracking everything I ate. Personally I used the phone app Lose It! but there are other good ones out there too like My Fitness Pal. This allowed me to get a good snapshot of what I was eating and how much. Boy was I surprised!
Second, I made changes to my diet. I try to have a macronutrient breakdown of 40% Protein/40% Carbs/20% Fat. Lose It! gave me a calorie target based on my personal information and stated goal. Here is what my nutrition targets are: 176 Grams Protein, 176 Grams Carbs, & 39 Grams Fat for a total of 1759 calories per day. Obviously it’s extremely difficult to hit each target exactly so I primarily focus on Protein and total calories.
Third, I increased my cardio. What’s interesting is now that I’m eating healthier I tend to have more energy which makes it easier for me to do my workouts. I shoot for 20 minutes after my weight lifting workouts.
While this formula is simple, it can be difficult sticking to it. Sometimes we just need a little help getting started or being held accountable. If that speaks to you and you would like help click HERE and fill out a request for a free fitness consultation. It’s worked for me and I know it will work for you too.
Your’s in health!