Setting Up MyFitnessPal
This is not a sponsored post, MyFitnessPal is simply my holy grail and I share my love for it with you.
This applies to fat loss, muscle gain, or both.
If keto works it's because the butter, cow brains, and bacon is making you very satiated so you don't over-eat and intermittent fasting also restricts your eating window so you don't over-eat, this all causes a calorie deficit, which is what is required to lose fat. What I'm trying to say without ranting lol: is that it doesn't matter what diet you decide to stick with, every diet has a calorie deficit built into it, so just eat the food that you like within reason, exercise, and have some nutrients thrown in: stay within a calorie budget.
Unless you are managing an autoimmune condition or another medical issue, you have a lot of flexibility when you decide what diet you end up wanting to go with. As long as you stick within your caloric budget and you are eating high protein for fat loss and muscle gain, it should be good.
Of course, some foods have healing properties and others don't, but this is the bigger picture.
Here is how:
Setting up MyFitnessPal and disabling the step counter to avoid having added calories through exercise is a relatively fast process.
Follow the steps below to get started:
1. Download and install the MyFitnessPal app:
Visit your app store (Google Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS) and search for "MyFitnessPal."
Download and install the app on your device.
2. Create an account:
Open the MyFitnessPal app and sign up for a new account. You will need to provide your email address, create a password, and enter some basic personal information like your height, weight, and activity level.
3. Set your goals:
Once your account is created, you'll be prompted to set your fitness goals. Enter your target weight, desired rate of weight loss, and activity level. MyFitnessPal will then calculate the recommended daily calorie intake to help you reach your goals.
4. Customize your calorie goal:
If the recommended calorie goal is not aligned with your desired deficit, you can adjust it manually. Go to the "More" tab at the bottom right of the app, select "Goals," and then "Calorie, Carbs, Protein & Fat Goals."
From there, you can modify your calorie goal to fit your specific needs.
5. Disable step tracking:
By default, MyFitnessPal is connected to various fitness trackers or can track steps using your phone's built-in step counter. To avoid adding calories through exercise, you can disable step tracking.
- Open the MyFitnessPal app and go to the "More" tab at the bottom right.
- Select "Steps" and then "Steps Settings."
- Turn off the option to track steps either by disconnecting any fitness trackers or disabling the phone's step counter.
Use a separate step or exercise tracker app, but it's not necessary for this to be added to your calorie count for the day because even if you're very athletic, your activity level was already counted at the onset when setting up your app.
6. Log your food:
To stay in a calorie deficit and to hit your protein goals, accurately log all the food you consume throughout the day.
MyFitnessPal has an extensive food database that you can search to find the nutritional information of various foods. Use the "Diary" tab in the app to add your meals and snacks.
7. Monitor your progress:
MyFitnessPal allows you to track your progress and provides feedback on your daily calorie intake. It's important to log your food consistently to stay on track and make adjustments as needed.
The exact "distribution" of macronutrients and how precisely you want to track your condiments is up to you or a health professional that you hire to manage your diet more precisely, but this is for general "getting started" purposes.
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