"Pursue your goals, but never lose sight of the reality of things." -Amy Suto
Hello, all! So, I’ve been getting a lot of questions following the same types of questions. That’s why I’ve decided to create a Friendly Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.
It’s like a normal FAQ. But with more style.
First, use this handy dandy calorie calculator and enter your height, weight, and whether or not you like long walks on the beach.
Click “Calculate” and then scroll down for some more tips about net calorie intake.
Then return to my blog.
Or, if you’re looking for a specific answer, check out this color-coded piece of joy:
Check out this calculator!
Remember, slower weight loss is better. And the scale can’t measure how fast you run, how much muscle you have, or anything regarding your body composition!
Nope. You should always ask your doctor for a second opinion before going on a weight loss program. ALWAYS. The people in white coats spent a long time in school and they are much more qualified to answer your questions. But never fear! I do spend a gratuitous amount of time finding research/inspirational quotes/Harry Potter references to back up my advice in order to help you get on the right track.
I’m a huge health buff, partially because I spent four years of my life as an athlete. I spent a lot of time around personal trainers and nutritionists, and I’ve always had an interest in what the new studies have to say. I’m not a medical professional by any means, but I read health journals religiously and I enjoy trying to piece together what it means to be a truly healthy individual, partially because there are so many girls out there who suffer from eating disorders and try fad diets and diet pills without knowing the risks. If I hadn’t been involved with sports and knowledgeable about nutrition, I might have become one of them.
So this is just my way of giving back, because if I hadn’t had fantastic health teachers and mentors that I looked up to, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Yes. More than I’d like to pretend I have. But you know what? I love you guys. And I do make time for school. Sleep gets the short end of the stick, however, but that’s why green tea exists! If I was stranded on a deserted island, I’d wish for an underground bunker full of green tea. And food. But mostly green tea.
When creating a workout plan and setting goals for yourself, it’s important to know how many calories you need to eat per day to lose weight and your basal metabolic rate (how many calories your body needs per day just to survive).
Also, numbers like your BMI (body mass index) or body fat calculator can help you track your progress. Remember, the scale doesn’t show how much muscle you gain!
These calculators are key to staying on track. They’re also my favorites.
Remember to always consult a medical professional before beginning any new weight loss program.
Looking for a weight loss starter kit? Here ya go!
Here is everything you will need to be successful in your weight loss journey! Each product comes with a link to an article explaining how to use a particular product to maximize your results.
Please note: The Reality of Healthy is a paid affiliate of Product Partners, LLC.
Mainly because I’m a broke college student, but I digress.
So that’s it, kiddos. Your FACAQ. More will be added as long as you guys keep asking questions :)
Also check out this other random vegetarian blog I love: