Survival of the fittest! Background behind the blog
I am sure you all must have read about this phrase in science during your school days. We evolved ourselves as per the changes in nature and survived.
These changes have brought comfort to our lives. However, we missed embracing our body which is essential for living. There are 2 key factors of our physical well being,
Our food choices and our physical activities
- In terms of food choices, there are a lot of ideas, a variety of diets, superfoods being marketed in parallel to fast-food chains, ready-to-eat food, canned food, etc.
- There is awareness about doing physical activity with increased health issues whether by doing cardio or resistance training using weights, bodyweight, etc.
In terms of physical activity, any of the options are good and will help. However food choices have become a really complex subject due to perceptions of different diets, different food sources and its effect on health.
When I started my fitness journey, I was doing well in terms of physical activity and had started eating clean, small but frequent meals. These things did help up to some extent but then I couldn’t lose my weight further.
I started to look for answers and I came across something really basic which has always been there and we just never noticed. i.e. calories mentioned in the food labels and the purpose of it.
With this basic premise in mind, it’s really important to understand what we are eating and how many calories we need. Another aspect of physical well-being is that we are getting all nutrients as required by the body on daily basis.
Our body requires 2 types of nutrients, macronutrients, micronutrients. To match our energy needs, we need to track the macros of the food we eat.
This is where Fitmealideas will help. Here recipes are classified as per their major macronutrient like protein recipes, low carb recipes, etc. Based on your energy needs, you can choose the recipe which suits your macros.