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Know Your Calories

In order to have any success at losing weight, getting in shape or even getting ripped you must first know your calories. By knowing your calories you can help yourself build the body you want. It really is this simple and many people fail to realize this. So I want to cover this just briefly and then in greater detail a little later.
Here are the main things to know to get you started. Know how many calories a day you need to be eating for your goals. This is step number one and you must do it and not just estimate. If you need help calculating your calories then see the suggestions below. Then step two is know how much or the percentage of each of the BIG 3 calorie categories (Fat, Carbohydrates, Protein) you need to be eating. For example, If you’d like to lose weight, burn up fat and/or help tone your body a good ratio to start is 40/30/30. This means 40% Protein, 30% Fat, 30% Carbohydrates. So if you’re eating a slim down 1500 calories a day plan then 40% should consist of protein.
I hope this quick press is somewhat useful as I will go into detail within the next few days. As far as the suggestions go here a couple of free options you have. First, you can sign up for a free Team Beachbody account, in the account page you will get free tools to help you. You simply enter your current weight and height and tell it your goal weight and they give you a plan of how many calories you need to eat in order to get there. Plus, you’ll be able to login and enter any workout you do (i.e. Swimming, Running, Gym, etc.) and track your progress. Visit here to start http://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=136149 and set up your profile and make friends to help you stay motivated! Or you can also try an app for your phone which I also personally use. It’s called Lose It, and it’s free as well from the app store and will also help you track your calories and the percentages of the BIG 3. So enjoy these free tools and hope you have success!

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