How to Eat Smart

People may have a difficult time starting to eat healthily, and choosing the right types of foods can be a hassle. However, through my research, I was able to find an app that can help you record the calories you are taking in. When starting to choose the right foods to eat, you first have to know what your caloric intake is. This is different for everyone, and it depends on the goals you are trying to achieve. If you want to gain weight, you should eat at a caloric surplus. If you want to lose weight, you should eat at a caloric deficit. Many websites can help you determine how many calories your body needs per day. These websites include a calculator in which you insert your age, gender, height, weight, and activity level to help determine your caloric intake. Aside from the calories, you also have to keep track of your macros, which include your protein, carbs, fat, sugar, and saturated fat intake. Reaching these numbers may be difficult for every day, but you should mainly focus on your protein intake. When you exercise, you are purposely trying to tear the muscle fibers as blood gets pumped into them. This is where protein comes in handy.

Topfitnessmag states that “when you eat protein, your body breaks it down and uses those amino acids to repair the tears.” Muscle growth does not occur when you are exercising. It occurs when you allow the muscles to rest after an intense workout. This is why it is important to sleep the required hours to help aid in muscle growth. Now that you know your caloric intake, you should use the app, “MyFitnessPal,” which has been used by thousands of happy users all over the world. This app will help you keep track of what you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It serves as a great tool to make sure you are eating the required calories per day, as well as the macros. The best part about this app is that it is free to use and user friendly. There are additional features that can come with going premium, but that is up to you to decide. Go ahead and try out this app. It will help you go on the right path to living a healthier life.