The Importance of Meal Plans In Your Workout Routine

Many people want to lose weight, feel great, and enjoy life. for a lot of people, this involves exercise and creating meal plans. Losing weight is a challenge for many people because you cannot have an awesome workout plan without having an awesome meal plan. Read on for more information regarding meal plans, exercising, and losing weight.

Your Consumption At A Glance

Calorie Consumption

Calorie intake is essential whether you intend to lose weight or build muscle. If your goal is to shed fat, your caloric deficit is ideally 20 percent below your maintenance level. If your goal is to build muscle, you need to focus on adding 250 more calories to your current maintenance level. if you are a woman wanting to build muscle, you need an additional 125 calories for your current maintenance level.

Protein Consumption

The proper amount of protein for healthy adults range between 0.8 and 1.5 grams per pound of a person’s total body weight. Foods that are rich in protein include:

  • Eggs
  • Egg whites
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Nuts
  • Beans

Fat Consumption

You body requires fat to operate properly on a daily basis. There are fats that help your body and fats that do not serve your body. Believe it or not, fat should be 20-50 percent of the calories you consume. To ensure your calculations are correct, remember that one gram of fat equals nine calories.

Carbohydrate Consumption

Figuring your carbohydrate consumption is tricky for most people. Most of the carbs you consume should derive from fruits and vegetables. Whole wheat and whole grains are perfect for carbohydrate consumption. Add the number for both your fat and protein intake, then subtract your ideal calorie intake.

Getting in Shape

Exercising, in addition to healthy meal plans are a great way to get in shape. You can become the best version of yourself alone, but why not become your best with a friend? Sure, you can workout at home and burn out your DVD or Blu-Ray from daily use, but why not get some fresh air and go to the gym?

Other than having fun, there are other benefits of working out with a partner. A workout partner can be anyone, a friend, neighbor, relative, co-worker, church member or anyone else you would like. A workout partner is great for accountability and perfect for motivational purposes. You may not want to workout, but your partner is there telling you to get out of bed and hit the gym! Your workout partner can show you new workout exercises that give you the results you desire. Two-person exercises are the best. You can both get in shape simultaneously while having fun. If you are more of the competitive type, a workout partner is great for that too. There are some things you should not do alone, such as lift weights. Having a partner can help you avoid injuries.

When you’re ready to workout contact us, and head to the gym and grab a partner. Your journey to getting in shape starts with conversation, a little exercise, and a few healthy changes to the menu.