I'm coming to you with a lot of fear and anxiety about my weight. I'm tired of yoyoing and I really want to get to a place where I feel strong, healthy and confident in my body. I would like to learn what I need to know BUT it is very overwhelming so I am searching for some tips to slowly get into it all.
I have been using Noom (a weight loss and CBT based program) for about of month and I am very close to my goal weight (about 3 pounds away). Noom helped me recognize that I was overeating, but I am now at a point where I want to get a bit more serious with my tracking. I will still engage with the caloric deficit until I reach the goal, BUT I'd like to slowly start wrapping my head around reverse dieting.
Althogh Noom has been a great resource for behavior changes and general tracking it does lack in an option for maintaining and tracking macros. As I get deeper into the idea of maintaing my weight loss (and eventually start to gain muscle) I know how important it is for me to learn about these things.
I'm pretty overwhelmed by it all, though. Here is what I've learned:
1. Buy a food scale.
2. Determine how many calories I need to intake.
3. Determine how many macros I need.
4. Use MFP to track
What am I missing here? How do I go about figuring these numbers out? What type of cup should I use on the food scale? At what point should I slowly increase my calories?
I'm in the process of gradually increasing my weightlifting regimine, but I am taking it easy for now. I used to punish my body with the weights so I really want to ensure I am in a healthy mindset before I move forward. Right now I'm only using 30 lb (total) dumbbells two times a week to ensure my form is on point. I do have a 60lb bar bell waiting for me when I am ready.
Any help would be amazing. Thank you so much!