What are the basic guide of macro tracking and what do you need to know about the calories? Today, we discuss calories and the benefits of tracking down your macros, and what should you be aware of? Let's find out!

What is the benefit of calorie counting?

If you have not paid attention to your diet before and your goal is to lose weight, you can benefit from downloading some calorie-counting apps. The app gives you an overall picture - how much food you would have to eat daily if you want to lose, for example, one pound of weight per week. It also gives you a view of macros - how much of your daily energy is carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. This is helpful information if you want to drop your weight sensibly.

Tip: Pay the most attention to calories and protein intake. 

basic guide of macro tracking

Why should you count calories?

Why should you calculate calories and macros? If we eat more than we consume, we gain weight. Sounds pretty simple right?! If you have no idea how much you should eat every day to achieve your goal, it is useful to check and optimize your diet. It might be frustrating if you think you eat less than you consume - but still no results. With the application, you can see the exact amounts. Plus I always recommend using the kitchen scale.

But should we enjoy life and learn to eat without guilt and bad conscience? Yes, absolutely, yes. Checking your calorie intake does not mean more joy at your dinner table. The purpose should be to get an overall picture of your nutrition. And that you learn to eat the right amount and portions - you know which food is high in energy. It also helps you improve your eating rhythm.

woman checking calories from her smart phone - couch potato to fit - week fourteen

Individuality

We are all individuals - some of my clients love my fitness pal and get motivation and help. For some of the clients, it is too annoying and time-consuming to count calories. Maybe even stressing and taking the joy away. I also understand and can relate to that. Therefore I love our flexible way of meals planing which are customized to support your goals and needs! When optimizing our diet plan, I can decide if I leave the nutrition values on/out depending on your needs.

We all have different backgrounds and needs - most importantly, you find the right way to do it. Healthy habits and nutrition that fit and support your lifestyle.

We can do this! X Teija

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