The guidelines below are easy to follow and most importantly, they are not restricting. They are designed to help you improve your health, nutrition, and achieve whatever goals you may have in the process.
1. Do Not Exclude any Types of Food
Unless you have an allergy, don't restrict yourself from any foods. Pop Tarts, Chicken, Bananas, Chick-fil-A, and wine are all examples of foods you can include in your diet. Do you have to? No, but who the heck wants to eat bland chicken and broccoli forever? No one. Enjoy the foods you love, treat your body well by nourishing it. Eat out with your friends. Just remember, your macronutrients are like a budget that help you reach wealth in your health.
2. Spend Your Macros Wisely
Your macronutrients are like a budget, if you don't track and keep yourself accountable, with your income, money seems disappear and your macros will too. Spend wisely.
3. Avoid Getting Hammered
If you're not of age, skip over this because you shouldn't be drinking alcohol anyway. For those of you who are of age, avoid drunkenness. Enjoy a drink or two, but don't overdo it. Research shows there are negative effects to fat loss and performance associated with the amount of drinks to make you inebriated.
Aim to drink .55 oz. of water per pound of body weight each day. Dehydration is going to keep your body from burning fat and properly utilizing the nutrients you're consuming.
5. Track Your Intake
Below is a link that will show you how to use the features of MyFitnessPal. Be sure to read it if you're unfamiliar.
Afterward, make sure you've synced your MFP account to Trainerize by going into Trainerize's settings.
As a #PoehlPatrol member, MFP is used only to track your intake, and see how close or far away from your goals you are for that day. You can track your intake by selecting foods for each meal, and check your "budget" by tapping on the white bar at the top of your log which will take you to your macro pie chart.
Use MFP to track your intake, and trainerize to know your daily allotment. Don't worry about setting up goals or trying to have MFP match Trainerize.
Simply put, Trainerize is used to assign, learn, and memorize you macronutrients. MFP is used to track them.
6. Be Consistent
You'll rarely meet your macro goals spot on. Your daily goal should be to reach +/- 10 grams on each macronutrient. Keep this as consistent as you can each day. Better to miss by 5-10 grams every day of the week than be spot on for two days and miss by 40 grams every other day of the week. Consistency will always win.
And there are your guidelines! As Poehlmann Fitness is improving, items will be added to improve your knowledge and experience. You'll be notified when these changes come so you can always be on top of your game.
Now that you're familiar with nutrition at Poehlmann Fitness, check out this whole food grocery list to see what you can bring home and put to use!
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