How to Start Eating Healthy: Eat the Right Amount of Food
The next step is how much you eat.
This is just as important as what you eat. If you're eating all the right stuff but way too much of it, you'll still put on weight.
So how do you work out how much to eat?
Calorie calculators and formulas are a good place to start. They use variables such as sex, weight, height, age and activity level to estimate your daily calorie expenditure.
But the keyword here is estimate.
They should only be a starting point. They don't take into account your body composition or how you respond to exercise.
Because, well, how can they?
They are a generic formula, and that's why they are a good starting point and nothing else.
The best way to find out how many calories you need is to monitor how your body reacts to what you are eating.
And yes that means tracking what you're eating.
Once you know how many calories you're eating each day, you will know how many calories make you put on, maintain or lose weight.
And once you know this you can manipulate the amount of food you eat to get you to your goals.
Eat the right food in the right quantity.