Your Energy Lifelines
YOUR ENER(G)Y LIFELINES >> ENER(G)Y CALCULATIONS = (G)CALCULATIONS
These are your personal low, balanced, and high ENER(G)Y thresholds to help understand where and where you shouldn’t be energetically. Being mindful of and staying within these parameters will optimize your ENER(G)Y for your desired health, fitness, and life goals. Optimized ENER(G)Y means getting to your goals healthier, faster, and more efficiently.
YOUR ENER(G)Y BASELINE CALORIES >> LOW
If you were to stay in bed and do nothing (I’m looking at you Djs), your ENER(G)Y BASELINE is the amount of ENER(G)Y you would need to sustain all your bodily functions, mostly for the things that you don’t even think about, like breathing, cell growth, and brain function. For normal people, this will be most of the many calories that you burn daily, about sixty to seventy five percent.
Think of this number as the “low end” of calories to never eat below. You need at minimum this amount for your body to function, so eating below this daily will send your body into a state of dysfunction, damage, and disarray. If you consistently eat below this number for more than three days, you’ll send your body into ENER(G)Y starvation mode. When your body is starved for ENER(G)Y, it will think you are crazy AF, stop all overfat burning, hold on to your overfat for dear life, and send all your food intake directly to storage in your core, hips, arms, and thighs, because you are playing games with its food. Do you have a pet? If so, have you ever tried to play games with their food or try to put them on a diet? More than likely they are not having it, neither is your body. When you don’t have a steady consistent flow of ENER(G)Y coming in, your body will do whatever it takes to make sure that it efficiently uses any-and-all ENER(G)Y coming in by putting the emergency brakes on your metabolism. Screeeeech b*tches.
Your ENER(G)Y BASELINE decreases with age, and it gets harder to stay fit and lose overfat. Your ENER(G)Y BASELINE is also used to handle all your cellular functions in your body like creating new blood cells, creating and balancing hormones, and neurotransmitters. Eating below this number consistently throws your entire BIOLO(G)Y out of whack.
// ENER(G)Y FACTORS THAT MAKE UP YOUR ENER(G)Y BASELINE
- Activity level
- Anaerobic exercise
- Food or drink that was just eaten
- Stress levels
YOUR ENER(G)Y BALANCE LINE >> STABLE
Your ENER(G)Y BALANCE LINE is the number of calories burned in a day scaling your ENER(G)Y STARVATION BASELINE to your level of activity. It may seem kind of high, but this is the number of calories you need daily to maintain your current weight, and is about the amount you should eat daily when you are not on an overfat loss or muscle gain program. It all depends on how active you are. Think of this as your daily body maintenance target. You need this amount of ENER(G)Y to maintain your health, body, and life.
When you want to lose overfat, you’ll subtract calories from your ENER(G)Y BALANCE LINE and when you want to gain muscle, you will add calories to this number. Whether you add or take away, you will always shift back to ENER(G)Y BALANCE LINE. If you don’t willingly, your body will always force you uncontrollably taking a SYNER(G)Y response.
// ENER(G)Y FACTORS THAT MAKE UP YOUR (G)BALANCE LINE
- Your activity levels
- The Thermic Effect of Food
- Your NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)
- Your lean body mass
- Your metabolic demand of exercise
- The number of days Donald Trump has been in office (Just kidding! Kind of.)
// ENER(G)Y FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR (G)BALANCE LINE
- The speed of your ENER(G)Y metabolism
- Your stress levels
- Your sleep patterns
- Your hormonal fluctuations
- Your overfat loss. Your calorie needs drop as you lose overfat
YOUR OVERFAT ENER(G)Y BINGE LINE >> HIGH
This is the opposite of your ENER(G)Y BASELINE. Your OVERFAT ENER(G)Y BINGE LINE is the “high end” of calories that when you exceed daily will put you on a fast track to converting ENER(G)Y you eat from food, directly to overfat. Once you pass this ceiling threshold you will officially be “bingeing,” and you have generally twenty-four hours to “burn it off,” to help prevent permanent overfat storage.