Use these calculators to calculate your BMI, calorie needs and calories burned.
I was inspired to write about this very important topic after recently talking to two of my new clients with a history of stress fractures and menstrual cycle irregularities. These issues are surprisingly common, so I decided to write a blog post about it and hopefully raise some awareness and help other women who are in a similar situation.
When it comes to improving your health and fitness, how you structure your day is one of the key elements. Losing weight comes down to creating a sustained caloric deficit that will force your body to start burning its own fat for fuel. By having a good structure that encourages healthy behavior and habits, creating a caloric deficit becomes much easier.
Whatever your health and fitness goals are, nutrition needs to be properly designed and individualized to you and your goals. For optimal health and well-being this means consuming all the micronutrients (I.e. vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) that your body needs to function best.
My Fitness Pal is a mobile app that allows you to track calorie and macronutrient (protein, carbs and fats) intake. The amount of calories you consume determines whether you will gain or lose weight. Where those calories are coming from (i.e. protein, carbs or fats), determines whether that weight gain or weight loss will come from fat, muscle or water weight.