edit:macros

Quick fact. Ready?
Working at different intensities of exercise determines whether one is burning more carbohydrates or fats as fuel. Higher intensities use mainly carbs, while lower and more prolonged intensity training makes use of fats.

Here are some basics with nutrition:

1. When in doubt add more fat and protein to your diet. Yes, I said fat.

2.Listen to your body. If you’re hungry, eat. It’s telling you that for a reason.

3. Drink more water, like a lot more water than you’re probably drinking.

4. Eat for performance not looks.

5. It’s an old saying for a fucking legit reason “BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY”

6. If you are eating less than 1000 calories a day you are wrong. My left ass cheek eats 1000 calories a day. Hell, if you are eating less than 2000 calories a day you are wrong.

7. Shop the outside edges of your grocery store, that’s where all the meat, vegetables, and least processed food hides. Real food is perishable and shouldn’t last more than a week.

Quick fact. Ready?
Brown fat actually helps you burn fat!
Unlike the well known white adipose tissue, brown adipose is actually metabolically active, helping to shuttle and use fats as fuel as supposed to being stored in the body.
Weird, huh.

anonymous asked:

How do you set macro goals? Like how do you decide on 30/50/20 versus a different split?

You need to do your research! Bodybuilding.com is a great resource, this is one of my favorite articles on their website:

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/ask-the-ripped-dude-magical-macronutrient-ratio-for-fat-loss.html

And some other random ones:

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/macro-math-3-keys-to-dialing-in-your-macro-ratios.html

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/to-macro-or-not-should-you-track-your-macro-intake.html

https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/macronutrients_calculator.htm

Your brain combined with google is all you need.