Stop tracking calories. Start tracking MACROS
Macros is an abbreviation for your macronutrients. This includes all protein carbs and fats. Tracking calories is essential for weight loss but not necessarily fat loss. We want ALL of the weight that you are losing to be fat, while keeping your lean body mass. This is crucial to keep your metabolism up. The last thing you want to be doing is losing muscle. Muscle is hard to get back. Tracking calories will lead you to weight loss but not necessarily muscle retention.
This is where macros come into play. Macros is your breakdown of calories is. You want to make sure that if you are a male you are consuming 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight. If you are a female it should be around .7g of protein per lb of bodyweight. This is essential for keeping muscle while losing fat. The rest of your calories are filled in with the remaining fat and carbs that you have left for the day.
It is not necessarily about eating "healthy". It is more about just making all of your numbers fit into the right categories of protein carbs and fats. Weight loss through calorie restriction will leave you looking like a smaller version of your current self. Macro tracking will leave you looking lean and chiseled.
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