So, I think everyone here should know that nutrition, is 80% of your results. This means that only 20% of your results rely on the actual workouts. But the problem is, most people don’t know how to eat properly! This is why Beachbody included a T25 nutrition guide into their Focus: T25 workout program. This makes nutrition easy, and I’ll help to break it down even further in the following article.
How to Calculate Calories in the T25 Nutrition Guide
Beachbody made this part simple. The hardest part for beginners is to know how many calories to eat every day. So, Beachbody made a simple 4 step calorie nutrition quiz. I’ll post the picture below, and you just need to follow the instructions. From there, you’ll know how many calories you should be eating!
Tips to Not Overeat
Okay, so I’m sure many of you are familiar with the idea of only eating when you’re hungry, right? Okay great, because that is precisely what you need to be doing!
So many people tend to eat when they’re bored, don’t do that! Only eat when you are hungry, this is very important. But of course, don’t overeat either. When you eat when you’re hungry, you are keeping your body fed, which helps your metabolism going at a good, steady pace throughout the day.
The point of this section is, listen to your body. Use the T25 calorie test with your best judgment. If your body is telling you it needs more food, then give it more food. That being said though, be extra careful not to overeat, you need to be in a calorie deficit to lose weight.
Check out this cool video with Shaun T, the creator of Focus T25, where he gives out some excellent weight loss tips:
What Should My Macro’s be for T25?
This is where the nutrition guide doesn’t give you enough information, in my opinion. The main macro-nutrients are protein, carbohydrates, and fats. To get the best results, you need to eat a good portion of each every single day.
Everyone is different with their macronutrient ratios. I see the best results with a 50% protein, 30% carbs, and 20% fats diet. So to find out what works best for you, I recommend doing some testing over a specific period.
I recommend starting at 40% protein, 30% carbs, and 30% fats, to begin with, then start tweaking the numbers to see what yields better results.
Now, by counting your macros, you will also be counting your calories. Below I’ll list each macronutrient, and the number of calories it contains per gram:
- Carbohydrates: 1 gram contains four calories
- Proteins: 1 gram provides four calories
- Fats: 1 gram contains nine calories.
So here’s an example of my diet. Every day I consume 170 grams of protein, 250 grams of carbs, and 60 grams of fats. This comes out to roughly 2200 calories, which is what I need to eat to maintain my current weight. If I want to gain weight, I will increase my carbs to 300; if I want to lose weight, I will decrease my carbs to 200, it’s that simple.
I hope you all have found this to be somewhat helpful! If you have, please make sure to share this with your friends and read some more t25 reviews here 🙂