nutrition & general health.
understanding your numbers
Hope you're hydrated! We're going to get a little more technical today in preparation for the days to come. As you should have seen in your personalized workbook, we have given you two calorie numbers based on the information you gave us when you signed up. Those two numbers illustrate your calorie maintenance and reduced calorie intake. Based on the information you provided us, we have determined approximately what your metabolic rate is based on your age, gender, height, weight and general activity level (more accurate results can be achieved using an indirect calorimeter). Now your calorie maintenance number is the amount of calories, if consumed exactly, that would lead to no weight change (neither gained nor loss). However, for most of us, we consume more calories than we realize from day to day and furthermore, we consume more calories than our metabolism burns. We will discuss your reduced calories when we get to week 3, but for now we would like you to start thinking about your calorie maintenance number. Either today or in the coming days, we challenge you to try eating approximately that amount of calories.
Each day you will see your Key Takeaways - little bits of helpful info
Today, just pat yourself on the back for deciding to make this change
Try recording your food emotions, you may surprise yourself