In today’s episode we covered one of the most common questions people have about nutrition: “how much should I eat?” And specifically, how much should you eat if you have specific goals such as fat loss or muscle gain? There is no single correct way to figure this out that works for everyone; instead, we discussed three tools that can help you make this process easier, including macro tracking, portion estimation, and mindful eating. Plus, we explained why mindful eating is helpful even if you use other methods of portion awareness such as macro tracking.
The Cliff Notes
Why simply saying “eat less” isn’t very good weight loss advice
Macro counting to determine food needs
Importance of auditing your nutrition
Measuring portions using your hands
The Hunger and Fullness Scale
Why mindful eating is important…even if you track macros