Tight W/ Tass Tuesday: Helping You With Your Weight Goals

A lot of us women deal with the constant struggle of weight. Whether it's losing, gaining, or maintaining, everyone always has a different weight problem. For a while, I was having trouble gaining weight. I would look at myself in the mirror and would notice that my collar bone stuck out too much and my shoulders were looking too scrawny. Finally, I gained weight, and a little bit more than I wanted to. So now, I'm trying to lose a little bit of the weight and try to maintain it when I get there. 

I know a lot of you might have heard this over and over, but it's all about controlling your calorie intake. I never paid much attention to that concept in past. I just thought "ok, as long as I eat healthy foods, I should be ok." Eating healthy foods is a great way to start, however having too much of anything can set you back in your weight plan.

Basic Macronutrients (Protein, Carbs, Fats)

Basic Macronutrients (Protein, Carbs, Fats)

To aid in my healthy eating, I recently found an interest in meeting my macro-nutrients: protein, carbohydrates, fats. I set a certain percentage of intake for each of these categories, that I try to meet on a daily basis: 45% of my daily intake is protein, 25% is carbs, 30% is fats (healthy fats). To lose weight, at least 1-2 pounds/week, I have to consume 1300-1500 calories daily; and I try to keep it at 1400. There are so much healthy and delicious foods you can eat that will help you meet your macro-nutrient needs. Personally, I have my meal plans on an Excel spreadsheet that gives the amount of calories per serving, amount of fat, protein, and carbs for each food.  That way, when I need to revise one of my meals, I can easily access it on my computer or phone. 

This is a great way to start your fitness program and I hope everyone gives it a try. This method doesn't only help with weight loss, it also helps with gaining and maintaining your weight. You can easily find the proper calorie intake for your personal weight goals online. 

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