Last week, I was talking to a client and we were looking at her food diary in My Fitness Pal.
Her weight had plateaued the past few weeks after a few weeks of consistently losing, so we decided to track her nutrition to see what’s going on.
By looking at her calories ONLY, she was eating around 1500-1600 cals a day. Based on her exercise routine, she was definitely burning more calories than she was eating… So, why wasn’t she losing weight?!
It’s because weight loss is SO MUCH MORE than simply calories in and calories out. YES, you must be in a calorie deficit to lose weight, but THE FOOD you eat (where you get your nutrients from) is KEY to your success.
You see, ALL foods are made up of macronutrients — proteins, fats, and carbohydrates (which includes sugar). Everyone’s body is unique, so YOUR body processes proteins, fats, and carbs in a very different way than MY body.
Looking closer at her diary, it was EASY for me to spot that her fat and sugar intake was OFF THE CHARTS for HER age, weight, and body type. On the other hand, her protein intake was WAY too low for HER body.
You and your body deserves MORE than simply counting calories.
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