Order of importance for body composition πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Calories > macronutrients > micronutrients > nutrient timing > supplements.
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So often we get caught up going in reverse. We think we need the right supplements, the perfect shake, to eat at the 'right' times, and to eat a perfectly planned meal plan for 12 weeks to lose weight. β€’
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We actually need to work from calories to macronutrients to micronutrients and then focus on timing and supplements. Timing and supplements account for maybe 5-10% of our overall success. β€’
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Calories in verses calories out matter for fat loss. You cannot lose weight by only eating 'healthy fats' or sticking to 'clean carbs' if you are not balancing your calories with your activities. Macronutrients (the proper ratios of carbs, proteins, and fat for your body and activities) matter greatly. β€’
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I am not discounting micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber.) Nutrient dense food is very important for overall health. As a future healthcare provider and public health enthusiast, I am very interested in changing the public opinion on fruits, veggies, and whole grains. We need to be eating more nutrient dense food overall BUT 'clean eating' is not the key to weight loss.
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For perspective, this is a throw back from dieting down this past spring/summer. I focused on a specific calorie goal (ps: it was 1800-2400 calories), macros set with my body and goals in mind (200+ grams of carbs), and made sure I was meeting fiber and micronutrients goals. I was also eating donuts, ice cream, and chocolate in moderation. You don't need strict meal plans, special shakes, magic pills, or body wraps. A little nutritional science goes a long way! 🀘🏽
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  • amandamariefittOrder of importance for body composition πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Calories > macronutrients > micronutrients > nutrient timing > supplements.
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    So often we get caught up going in reverse. We think we need the right supplements, the perfect shake, to eat at the 'right' times, and to eat a perfectly planned meal plan for 12 weeks to lose weight. β€’
    β€’
    β€’
    We actually need to work from calories to macronutrients to micronutrients and then focus on timing and supplements. Timing and supplements account for maybe 5-10% of our overall success. β€’
    β€’
    β€’
    Calories in verses calories out matter for fat loss. You cannot lose weight by only eating 'healthy fats' or sticking to 'clean carbs' if you are not balancing your calories with your activities. Macronutrients (the proper ratios of carbs, proteins, and fat for your body and activities) matter greatly. β€’
    β€’
    β€’
    I am not discounting micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber.) Nutrient dense food is very important for overall health. As a future healthcare provider and public health enthusiast, I am very interested in changing the public opinion on fruits, veggies, and whole grains. We need to be eating more nutrient dense food overall BUT 'clean eating' is not the key to weight loss.
    β€’
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    For perspective, this is a throw back from dieting down this past spring/summer. I focused on a specific calorie goal (ps: it was 1800-2400 calories), macros set with my body and goals in mind (200+ grams of carbs), and made sure I was meeting fiber and micronutrients goals. I was also eating donuts, ice cream, and chocolate in moderation. You don't need strict meal plans, special shakes, magic pills, or body wraps. A little nutritional science goes a long way! 🀘🏽

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  • leahkristineYAY SCIENCE! πŸƒπŸ”¬πŸ’•
  • joyinfreedom8Ahhh...thank you for this!! My brain needs to be reminded of this often! I'm trying to undo so many wrong ideas I've told myself for decades!
  • fitforadventure19You always have the best info that applies to real people with real lives. Thanks @amandamariefitt !!!
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  • angelalasmithDo you train your abs a lot?
  • amandamariefitt@angelalasmith There is no reason to do isolated core work. You should be activating your core during your big lifts. My 'core' is trained during my regular lifting routine (deadlift, squat, bench, overhead press.) I will occasionally do accessory work but I don't 'train abs.'
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