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. e to edit.
Like I mentioned in some of my previous posts, what determines your weight loss is calorie balance (food intake vs energy burned). You can estimate your average weekly weight loss and figure out how many days it will take you to reach your specific weight loss goal.re to edit.
I know this is a very controversial topic and many people are very passionate about it. Whether you are a vegan or a carnivore, it is essential to stay impartial and look at the available evidence and discuss some of the pros and cons of these diets.
As I will explain in this post, this is the wrong question to ask. There are many diets out there: Keto diet, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, diet based on your blood type, vegan, vegetarian, Atkins, caveman diet, cabbage diet and all sorts of crazy diets that you didn’t even know they existed.
Alcohol is known to suppress fat burning. This is because our bodies choose to metabolize alcohol first, so fat burning is on pause. However, once that alcohol is burned off, our body will switch back to fat burning.
Like many other nutrients, sodium has been blamed for today’s many health problems of which the most well-known one is high blood pressure. While excessive intake of any nutrient is harmful, it needs to be considered in the context of overall diet and lifestyle.
One of the most common health/fitness goals is weight loss. There are 3 main ways to achieve this:
- Diet+ Exercise.
One of our clients lost 60 lbs so far! Due to living a very busy and stressful life, she had a hard time finding time to exercise and figuring out how to gain control of her eating. She has never lost more than 25 lbs and had many periods where she would lose weight and then gain everything back. Her main problems were eating out too often and using food as stress relief.
Just like any other tissue in our body, bones adapt to stresses that we put them trough. When we walk, run or jump, forces that go through your body can be as high as 12 times your body weight. That is a lot of pressure on your bones! For bones to be able to absorb that much weight, they need to get stronger. However, contrary to muscles for example, bones take much longer to adapt.
Learning how much we need to eat, what to eat and when can benefit us greatly in almost every segment of our lives. Eating too much than what our body needs and we start gaining weight and feeling sluggish. In contrast, if we do not eat enough, we start losing muscle mass, and our physical and mental performance starts to suffer. Having a clear understanding of the types of nutrients that exist and the role they play in our health and well-being can help us make educated and intelligent food choices.