Nutrition will be one of the toughest parts of this challenge. It should be your PRIMARY FOCUS-not your workouts. Although your workouts will be important, how you fuel your body is what will help you drive your workouts to the next level. You can't have an effective workout if you are not fueling your body with the right foods. Below is a general list of guidelines to follow throughout the challenge.
For the next 8 weeks, you will be tracking your calories in (food). This is so you can see how many calories you are consuming. In order to lose weight, you must have a caloric deficiency that is personal to your overall goal and is realistic. When you enter your weight on MyFitnessPro app, I want you to enter your IDEAL WEIGHT where it states "current weight" and not your actual weight. Where it lists "goal weight" enter the same number you did as your "current weight" which will be your ideal weight. Under "weekly goal" it should state, "Maintain weight". This is already creating a caloric deficiency as well as getting you used to eating to maintain your ideal weight. Below will show you how to do this:
When you get on the app, click on the bottom right side where it says "more".
Click on "Goals"
Adjust weight to your ideal weight for both and make sure "Weekly Goal" says "Maintain weight".
Here are the guidelines to stick to when following the Holiday Challenge:
Consuming all your required calories.
Make sure you log in all your calories on MyFitnessPal.
NO ADDED sugar. This does not include natural sugar.
Track your macros- PROTEIN, CARBS & FAT
Sodium levels below 2300mg.
Get your required ounces of water in per day. To find this number, take your weight and divide by 2, the answer is how many ounces you should be drinking. Example: 150lbs divided by 2 = 75 ounces.
Read food labels.
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