We all know that it takes 3500 calories to burn off a pound of fat. Counting calories can become time consuming and frustrating if you start getting fixated on the numbers. This frustration can also lead to you not keeping track of "everything" you eat. So what is the alternative ? Weighing and measuring your foods is the next alternative to calorie counting.Weighing and measuring your food can help you reach your goals, no matter what they are.
So lets take a little breakdown of what and how to measure your foods,I recommend eating 0.7–1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Ideally, it should be by pound of lean body mass, but in order to do that you must know your body fat first (to find that, subtract your fat pounds from your body weight and that’s your lean body mass).
If, for instance, you’re a highly active person going to the gym 1–2 times a day and have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you’re going to veer on the side of higher protein for optimal results. If you’re looking to lose weight, then you’re going to lean closer to 0.7–1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.
Next is carbohydrates.I recommend staying around 100 grams of carbs per day (you don’t have to count vegetables). You can divvy those carbs up throughout your meals, putting the larger carb amounts closer to your workouts. Again, if you are a highly active person or doing a high-intensity training program like CrossFit, MMA or triathlon training, 100 grams may not be enough for you and you may find that you need to increase your carb intake.
Eating the final component to your diet is fat. I recommend consciously consuming your fats in seeds and nuts, olive oil and coconut oil, and with meat on the bone. I think of fats more in terms of percentages rather than grams.
if you choose to eat healthy well planned meals that are made from clean choices, your body will thank you for doing that. If you start to eat for performance and not for just eating out of comfort. In order for it to function throughout the day it requires the top-of the line fuel, you will be on your way to making wiser food choices and more disciplined health decisions!