Track your Food
Calories are a unit of measure. They indicate how much energy a portion of food or drink contains. The amount of calories needed in a day varies and is dependent on your age, lifestyle, and size.
If you’re trying to lose, or gain weight, tracking your daily calorie intake can help you identify your eating patterns to understand how you will need to modify them to achieve your goals.
Though calorie counting isn’t for everyone, tracking what you eat gives you a way to monitor your behaviors, create accountability, and see how your daily averages positively or negatively influence your body and mind.
Active Calorie Burn
Active calorie burn estimates the number of calories you burn over the course of a day. These calories are burned through physical exercise or other daily activities and would not have been burned if you were at rest.
Most fitness watches will have a setting to track your daily active calorie burn and offer you the number at the end of the day.
Keep track of your nutrients by logging your meals to understand what foods from your diet are more beneficial than others.
Nutrients are substances needed for growth, energy provision, and for your body to function properly.
A large number of macronutrients are needed in a diet. These nutrients are found in protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Micronutrients are required in smaller quantities and are most commonly found in vitamins and minerals.
Being aware of how your diet affects your fitness and wellness goals will allow you to take complete control over your health and habits.