Saturday, June 11, 2011

Diet Makeover! (Continued) day 3

Yesterday we talked about how to determine how many calories you will need to lose weight as well as the proper ratios for your macronutrients. Now that you have that, the next thing I want to go over is the proper way to split those calories and macronutrients up. Some people think it’s best to have a big breakfast, an average lunch, and an average dinner. Other people believe is good to have a small breakfast and lunch and a big dinner. However for optimal results what you are going want to do is split your calories between 6-8 small meals spaced about 3-4 hours apart. Your first meal should be upon waking and should have more carbohydrates than the other meals, your last 2-3 meals should be mainly protein and fat meals and your last meal should be right before you go to bed. Follow this in addition to the protocol you learned yesterday for calculating your BMR and the proper ratios for macronutrients, add in a solid exercise routine and weight loss should come fairly easy. Just remember as you lose weight you will need to recalculate your BMR, (about every 10lbs or so should do it.)

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