Healthy Eating Tips

Welcome to Nutrition 101. This is the most important, and also the most difficult part of getting in shape. Your body is going to directly reflect your food choices. Both building muscle and burning fat are heavily dependent on how you are eating. You can still improve both your health and fitness even if you are not eating perfectly, but your diet needs to be spot on if you want an exceptionally lean or muscular body.

This is complicated stuff, but I have tried to simplify it as much as possible, so that anyone can have success with their nutrition. This 8 part article covers the most important concepts in nutrition and shows you how to use those concepts to build an exceptionally healthy diet. Read this article in its entirety if you really want to get an understanding of how your body works in regards to nutrition. You can also skip right to the key points of each topic to get a brief summary. At the very end are some sample meal plans showing you how to apply all of these concepts. Let’s begin by clicking the link below...

Health-Related Calculators
  • Target Heart Rate (THR)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Body Fat Percent (BFP)
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • Caloric Usage
  • Summary
Target Heart Rate Calculator

Maximize the benefits of cardiovascular activity when you exercise in the zone of your target heart rate (THR).

Resting Heart Rate

Lower Limit

Target HR

Upper Limit

Body Mass Index Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

Imperial (lbs, inches)
Metric (kg, cm)


Body Fat Calculator

Calculate your Body Fat as a percentage (lbs or kg - inches or cm).

Imperial (inches) Male
Metric (cm) Female

Body Fat Percent

Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator

Basal Metabolic Rate Calculation.

Imperial (lbs, inches) Male
Metric (kg, cm) Female


Caloric Usage Calculator

Calculate your total energy expenditure in calories using your calculated BMR.

Lightly Active
Moderately Active
Very Active
Extra Active
Calculated BMR

Calories Burnt

Health Summary

This is your calculated health summary.

Target Heart Rate:
Body Mass Index:
Body Fat:
Basal Metabolic Rate: