The first question to ask yourself is how active are you on a daily/weekly basis? Unless you're already tracking this somehow, whatever you come up with will be a guesstimate and won't help you reach the goals you're striving for.
This is an example of an average days activity for me, tracked by Fitbit
First off, it’s been a while since my last blog so apologies!
I’ve had discussions with people in the past who say they eat healthy, but can’t seem to lose weight. In some cases, they have no idea of how much they eat and how much they actually need to eat to lose or maintain their weight.
The simple science behind weight loss is this –
If you burn more calories than you eat you will lose weight. In other words, you need to be in a calorie deficit to achieve weight loss.
For example, if you burn 3,500 calories per week or 500 calories per day less than you eat you will lose a pound of fat per week.
However, unless you know your current calorie intake and activity levels, how will you know if/when you’re consuming less and moving more?
To get a clearer picture of all this you need to be able to measure/track both Nutrition and Activity.
Part 1 of this blog will cover Nutrition.
Hi, Lou here, I'll be sharing my thoughts and insights via my blog regularly, so please stay tuned!