Hi! So you’ve thought about fitness and nutrition, but you’re not quite sure where to start? It’s okay! Hopefully, this will be a quick 101 starter guide for you to learn the basics of nutrition and fitness. Let’s get started! So we need to eat, right? Why? Because of energy! That’s it. Simple! We need energy in our daily life. Basically, we need to eat foods because they provide energy to live. What exactly is in the food? They contain macronutrients. “Macro” means large. Nutrient means a substance that provides essential for growth and the maintenance of life. There are 3 macronutrients from foods: Protein Carbohydrates. We can say carbs. And fats! These are 3 macronutrients! We rely on these for energy. These add up to calories. Calories are units of energy. The amount of each macronutrient you need per day is determined by your caloric intake. Now, there is TDEE. Total Daily Energy Expenditure! Short for TDEE. TDEE means the amount of calories that our body burn daily just with us living. For example, when I started work out, I needed 2500 kcal just to maintain my weight. My goal was to gain weight since I was only 150 lbs. But how?? I just needed to consume more than 2,500 kcal Consuming 2,600 kcal or 2,700 kcal would work. I would gain weight. If my goal were to lose weight, oh okay, that means I must eat less than 2,500 kcal. 2,400 or 2,300 kcal would work! I will show you how to calculate your TDEE based on your height, weight and age. Now you know your TDEE! Awesome. It means you know exactly how many calories to eat according to your goal. If you struggle to figure out your TDEE, I’d be happy to help you calculate your TDEE. Just contact me with your age, weight, and height. Today, we learned about three macronutrients from foods we eat: protein, carbohydrate, and fat. All of these make up of total calories. Also, we learned how to lose or gain weight based on TDEE. In my upcoming videos, I will explain more about calories and how to figure calories you consumed from foods. I will also explain more about these three macronutrients. Their functions and why we need these nutrients.