In order for you to have success, it’s important to have healthy eating habits. That’s why Jackie Kold Fitness offers help with healthy eating guideliness to her personal training clients, as their fitness trainer.
Jackie recommends clients begin their Total Body Personal Training program by keeping a food journal. Proper nutrition begins with awareness of what you are eating, the portion of your diet that is in each food group, and how many calories you consume per day. There are wonderful applications now available via the Internet as well sa phone applications that make food journaling easy, even if you are eating out. One of Jackie’s favorites is MyFitnessPal.com. However, it’s important to note that the only proven long-term and safe method is for individuals to burn more calories than they consume.
“It’s important to realize that if you want to lose weight, you have to say “no” to the majority of sugary and fatty foods. It doesn’t mean you can never say “yes”. But it does mean you have to be selective. The best way to stay on top of that is to ‘write every bite’ in a food journal,” ~ Jackie Kold
Here are some general guidelines to a healthy weight loss to get you started:
One pound of fat contains approximately 3,500 calories, so to lose one pound a week, a person should consume approximately 3,500 fewer calories per week. This can be done by reducing one’s daily intake of food by 500 calories per day (500 x 7 days will provide a deficit of 3,500 calories per week). To lose two pounds per week, a deficit of 1,000 calories per day is required. Balanced fitness meal plans are also important to properly fuel the body, especially to perform well with Jackie’s Fitness Training Model she will design just for you!
If this seems daunting, realize that physical activity also contributes significantly to weight loss and that’s where personal training and exercise like Jackie’s yoga classes and boot camps really help! For example, the average caloric burn in one of Jackie’s boot camp sessions is over 600 calories! Her personal training sessions and Power Yoga classes average close to 500 calories burned, and her All-Level Yoga Classes burn approximately 300 calories an hour.