Whether your goal is to maintain, gain muscle or lose fat, your diet plays a huge role. In order for your diet to work in your favor, you need to know the amount and ratio of macro-nutrients (Macros) to consume on a daily basis. There are three major macros that your body needs to functions. These are: Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat.
While you can utilize If It Fits Your Macros, it is most beneficial to consume clean foods. The following carbs are ones I stick to while training for fat loss.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Jasmine Rice
- Rice Cakes
- Ezekiel Bread
- Cream of Rice
Consuming lean protein will help you work towards any goal. I typically stick to the following lean proteins.
- Organic Egg Whites
- 96/4 Ground Beef
- Organic Chicken Breast
- 99/1 Ground Turkey Breast
- White Fish (Cod, Tilapia, Halibut)
While it may sound counter intuitive to eat fat while trying to burn fat, this is not the case. You actually need to consume fat. However, you will see the most benefits if you consume health fats. Some of the fats I eat are:
- Coconut Oil
- Whole Organic Eggs
This is where you Macros come into play. Basically by using the calculator below you can determine what your portion of Protein, Carbs and Fat should be each day. What you do then is divide those portion into meals. Typically these portions are referred to in grams.
I typically consume 5- 6 meals a day. So, I would divide the overall portions by 6 and each meal would consist of that amount of grams. I do not count calories only my macros. It ends up being the same thing in the end.
Calculate your Macros
So, now you know your macros and they type of foods for each macro that you should be eating. It is very important that you stick to these numbers or your will not see the results you expected. In order to stick your plan there are really two methods that work the best (for me anyway).
- Use the app MyFitnessPal to enter your food and keep you on track
- Prepare all weekly meals and consume only those meals.
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