5 Frequently Asked Questions at RevolutioniZe
Written by Rev Nutritionist, Kristin Mason
1. How do calories come into play?
Macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) are the building blocks of calories. There are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein, 4 calories in 1 gram of carbs, and 9 calories in 1 gram of fat. Calories on nutrition labels can be up to 15% off but macros have to be correct, therefore, macros are more accurate. Do not rely on your food tracking app for accurate calories. Multiply your protein and carbs by 4 and your fats by 9 and add those three numbers together to get total calories.
2. Should I weigh my food raw or cooked?
Weighing and measuring your food ensures that what you are entering in the app matches up with what you are consuming. Your body is the ultimate tracker, so your food tracking app should match up with what you are consuming. Weighing your food raw is more accurate than weighing it cooked, but sometimes weighing it cooked is more convenient. So, if you are weighing your food raw, track it raw by specifying in the app “raw” or “uncooked” and if you are weighing your food cooked, track it cooked by specifying in the app “cooked”.
3. If I go over my numbers one day, should I go low the next day?
NO. Consistency is key so if you go over or under your numbers one day, just get right back on track the next day. Restriction can lead to overeating which can lead to restriction, so you don’t want to start the cycle. The goal instead, is to form a healthy relationship with food and focus on moving forward if you have an off day.
4. When will my numbers be adjusted?
Your numbers will stay the same until progress stalls. We calculate your macronutrient goals based off of everything we learn about you during your initial consultation, but everyone’s bodies are different. We need time to learn about your unique body, which may mean making some tweaks to your numbers until we are seeing progress trending in the right direction. Since we focus on fat loss and not just weight loss, we will usually only make adjustments to your numbers after seeing your Fit3d body scan.
5. Should I stop eating at a certain time?
There is no cutoff time! A cup of rice still has 45g of carbs whether it's 11:00am or 8:00pm. Eating later will not affect your fat loss. It’s possible that eating later one day compared to the will affect your weight on the scale the next morning though, but that is just something to be aware of rather than focus on. For example, if you stop eating at 5:00pm one night and weigh yourself at 8:00am the next morning, your weight will likely be less than if you stop eating at 10:00pm and weigh yourself at 8:00am the next morning just because you would have been “fasting” for a longer period of time the first night.
Written by: Kristin Mason B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics