Frequently Asked QuestionsMy Life Fitness
What kind of “equipment” will I need?
- Food scale (that measures in both grams and ounces- which you can find at Walmart or Target)
- Measuring cups/ spoons
- Food Containers w/ lids to store food but sizes you can place in your lunch box/ cooler
- A lunch box/ cooler
- A scale to weigh yourself
Do I measure foods BEFORE or AFTER cooking?
Typically AFTER cooking but there will be some exceptions such as oatmeal, which is measured in “dry measure”. Other exceptions will be indicated in your plan, and by your coach
What are MACROS (AKA MACRONUTRRIENTS)?
MACROS refer to the three basic components of your diet. The basic components are CARBOHYDRATES, FATS, and PROTEINS…Let’s take a brief look at these components below.
PROTEIN: Protein in commonly associated with building muscle and can be found in meat and dairy. Besides building muscle, it is the core component of organs, bones, enzymes, etc.
CARBOHYDRATES: Carbohydrates are the body’s most accessible source of energy. It is broken up into glycogen that is used by muscles and liver, and glucose, used by the brain.
Carbs are largely divided into simple and complex carbohydrates. The two classifications refer to the length of the carbohydrate molecules. The shorter the molecule chain is, the easier it is for your body to break down, so it’s “simpler”—basically they’re sugars. On the other hand, larger molecules, like starch, are “complex” because it takes longer for your body to break it down into usable component.
FATS: Fats are the most calorie-dense nutrient out there. But they’re very important to normal body functions, acting as the backbone to important hormones, insulation for nerves, skin and hair health, and so on. There are various types of FAT, from saturated to monounsaturated to polyunsaturated fats. Out of all of them, the main three you should be concerned about are Trans fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-6 fatty acids.
When do I weigh myself and take progress pictures?
Ideally, first thing in the morning before drinking/ eating and after using the bathroom. Morning weigh-ins typically give a “true” weight.
How do I take progress pics?
See diagram of how progress pics should be taken and how your stance should be
I’m not experienced with certain exercises and equipment. Will I still be able to workout effectively?
Yes, of course! We will have references and resources for you to refer to if you’re unfamiliar with certain workouts.
Will my coach be accessible if I should have any questions?
Yes, you will have your coaches contact info and you will be able to contact your coach through the MYLIFE app
How much water should I drink a day?
There are many different opinions how much water we should be drinking every day. The common rule is eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon (64 oz). Because everyone is different in size, lifestyle, workout program, and varying environments, a good start is 64-128 oz. daily. This amount does not include coffees, teas, sport drinks, etc.
Can I substitute food items on my meal plan?
No. Discuss changes and substitutions with your MyLifeFitness Coach before altering plans.
This is a lot of food. Do I have to eat everything?
Yes! Eat all your meals. It may appear that as you start your new eating plan that you’re eating so much but your plan is based upon grams, calories, and ratio of macros.
Results May Vary: Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen typical.
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