How TDEE impacts your fitness journey


Today I want to talk to you about TDEE and why it’s an important component of your health and fitness journey!

TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) means the total number of calories you burn in a given day.⁣ 🏃‍♀️

⚠️ Keep in mind that for all the info in this email, we’re considering healthy individuals who do not have hormonal imbalances or medical conditions that would influence TDEE.

TDEE for individuals who are sedentary to light-active is made up of: ⁣

1️⃣  Resting Metabolic Rate (Resting energy expenditure)

This is the energy you expend when your body is at complete rest, the minimum level of energy that we need to keep the body alive. This accounts for about 70% of the body's energy expenditure⁣.

2️⃣  Thermic Effect of Food (Non-resting energy expenditure)

This is the increase in metabolic rate after the ingestion of a meal. Eating food takes work and expends energy. TEF accounts for around 10% of TDEE⁣.

3️⃣  Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (Non-resting energy expenditure)

Purposeful exercise. This makes up about 5% of their TDEE⁣.

4️⃣  Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (Non-resting energy expenditure)

This is all of your daily movement that is not purposeful exercise (for example, walking, cleaning, throwing a ball with the dog, etc.) ⁣⁣

So why is TDEE so important?

👉  Because it is a factor that you can adjust to help you reach your fitness goals depending on the lifestyle you live.

Our coaches inside DLDNation use TDEE to help manipulate your protocols in order to get you results while you consume more food!

Everything counts, and even marginal increases in activity can help you get to a life and eating style you enjoy even more. 🙏🏻

Looking for someone to help you build a plan that works for your unique lifestyle and goals? Book a call with us today and let our expert coaches help you craft one!

- Dala

Psst… still confused about your TDEE and how it can help you improve your health and fitness!? Check out the graphic below to see just how much it plays a role! ⬇️