While counting calories may be more accurate than simply ‘watching what you eat,’ it certainly can become a cumbersome chore each day.
Beyond that, the results you achieve are much more related to the the types of foods you eat than calories alone, which makes the method described below a superior — and more convenient — way to keep track of your daily intake.
This is a simple go-to techniques for accurately and ideally determining the amount of food you should eat each day to support your body transformation goals.
It’s called the 1-100-0.5 method:
- 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight
- Less than 100 grams of carbs per day (less than 60 grams for women)
- 0.5 gram of fat per pound of body weight
This simple macro-nutrient counting method works for just about anyone looking to shed flab fast without having to count every single calorie.
Why does it work?
- It’s relative to your body size,
- It gives you plenty of metabolism-boosting protein each day,
- It keeps carbohydrates moderate (on which most people tend to easily go overboard), and
- It provides you with plenty of healthy fats.
Even better, by using this simpler counting method, you’ll automatically be controlling your calorie intake at the same time!
What’s more, the 1-100-0.5 method also ensures you’re getting a balance of each major nutrient. If only counting calories, your diet could actually become quite imbalanced. Just think: if you ate 1800 calories of M&Ms each day, you’d hit your calorie goal, but your body wouldn’t be too pleased with you!
And for the carb lovers out there, don’t worry. I still advocate a weekly ‘cheat day’ where you can refuel and indulge in your favorite high-carb foods while actually speeding your fat loss along.
Speaking of carbs, I’ve got something really special in store that I know you’re going to love today.
You see, if you click on the links here, I’m going to personally show you my No 1 carb-fighting trick that you can use each and every time you eat the carbs you love.
This simple carb-fighting ‘ritual’ is shown through peer-reviewed research to:
- Improve carbohydrate metabolism,
- Increase insulin sensitivity,
- Decrease fat storage, and
- Increase fat burning.
And even better, you can perform it in just a few seconds … It works like gangbusters!
Just do this before eating carbs. Thank yourself later.
Joel Marion is a five-time bestselling author and fitness personality.