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How many calories should I eat a day?

How many calories a day?

One of the most popular questions I get daily

I say every human needs to consume around 1800-2200 calories a day to live.  If you are a smaller person you can eat less, if you are a bigger person eat more, if you are highly active person eat more as well.

A quick and easy way to estimate this daily caloric need is to divide your weight in kilograms (bodyweight/2.2) multiply by 35 and minus 550

I weigh about 165lbs/2.2  = 75kg  *35  = 2625calories    -550  = 2075 daily calories

My calorie goal is 2075

You have to move to burn calories, you have to eat well to burn body fat, then rest and repeat

 

 

Hostess Twinkie’s going out of business – one giant leap for mankind

English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake w...

English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake with cream filling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After 82 yrs of making Twinkies  cupcakes, moon pie’s and wonder bread, Hostess is closing its doors.

The company cites changing “consumer taste” along with labor disputes and high production costs as the culprit.

I remember Dad always putting Twinkies in his lunch bucket for work and if he came home early from a rain out I would get to eat it for him.

82 yrs is a long time but I actually celebrate this small victory for mankind and more importantly the children of the future because know I feel like there is opportunity for something else to step up and takes its place.  Whatever product it is will start in the schools first and if the kids like it, then it will pass on to everyday people

English: A Hostess CupCake, shown whole.

English: A Hostess CupCake, shown whole. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Morning weigh in – watch the weight

I weigh every single morning almost

Mom’s gain baby weight during pregnancy and so do Dads

I have video proof

hey Spaghetti lover, check this out

To me there is nothing worse than eating left-over spaghetti!

I remember in graduate school I’d stay home and cook more, when I made spaghetti I would always cook more than I could eat and end up throwing the rest away.

Not anymore!!  Check out this spaghetti container with a top that dispenses portions based on 1-4 people.

What a great idea, too bad I don’t eat like I’m in college any more – haha

GT Fitness Studio – Tues Leg Day #GTfitBG

check out today’s leg workout – we are using a 1:00/1:00 bell for our sets utilizing quads and calfs.

This workout repeated twice should burn over 500kcals in under 30mins if done at moderate pace

GT Food Challenge – the Last 3 Days

I wish that I could help people who struggle with Obesity more efficiently than telling them to eat more fruits and vegetables, but that’s all I did to lose -5lbs in 8days – this is not a diet, this is life

GT Get Fit Tip: 10 Healthy Snacks for Summer

The Laughing Cow

The Laughing Cow (Photo credit: -l.i.l.l.i.a.n-)

Summer is near and I was thinking of some things that we can eat for snacks that are easy and tasty

here’s short list, feel free to add or suggest your own

  1.   banana popsicle (peel and freeze over night)
  2.  ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
  3. Cashews (personal favorite)
  4.  Laughing Cow cheese
  5.  Peaches and cottage cheese
  6.  Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach,  ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic)
  7. dehydrated apple chips
  8.  Blackberries mixed with yogurt
  9. Mangos (worth the effort)
  10. Watermelon (mmm mm good)

What would you do for Muffin?

Here is a workout we did last week to combat the calories found in 640 calorie Choc Chip Pumpkin Muffin

SHE ate her half  – she BURNED her half

45 mins and 6400m – both records at the studio

GT Get Fit Tip: Your Body Type in Video

Watch this video to see your body type – these are different names to describe the same Ectomorph, Endomorph and Mesomorph bodies

Knowing what your type is can help you make better decisions on how you eat and exercise

GT Get Fit Tip: Endomorph Body Type

Endomorph body types store fat around the hips and thighs easily

-you think about banana pudding and gain 2lbs

– eat light, eat often #GTfit

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