5 Macro Tips You Should Know
MacrosFat Loss Tips: Tip #1 – When it comes to macros or just plain old fat loss advice in general it can be more than confusing right? So I know there are way more than 5 macro tips you should know, but for the sake of your time and mine, I’ve condensed them into 4 snack size tips, that you can pretty much put into action right away, so, if you’re good to go, let’s get into the first one:
Track Your Macros for Every Meal
Eating for your macros is all about balance. Sure, you can eat pizza and ice cream every day if you want to, but if that’s just a duplicate of your current relationship with food now, is there anything really changing?
As a Macros coach one thing I’m always sharing on the podcast of with my clients is this:
The best way to get started with eating for your macros is by tracking them.Verona Angol, Behaviour Change Nutrition Coach
It’s easy to just be like, “It’s only one bite, no one ever gained 10lbs by eating an extra oreo.” But that’s where food tracking comes in. Tracking everything what goes into your mouth can be difficult at first, but it makes a huge difference in your weight loss journey.
It’s time-consuming at first, but it will become second nature eventually.
Tracking macros helps you stay accountable and keeps you on track when things get tough (like when your friends are ordering pizza). It also allows you to see what works best for your body and what doesn’t work so well. For example, if you find yourself feeling bloated after eating grilled chicken breast every day, maybe it’s time to add in some other foods instead of chicken breast every day.
Realistic Goals Are The Key To Success
The first step in achieving any goal is setting realistic expectations for yourself. If you set a goal that’s too high, then it’s going to be harder to reach than one that’s more attainable. For example, if your goal is to lose five pounds in two weeks when you weigh 180 pounds and eat 3000 calories daily (2000 calories from fat), then it’s probably not going to happen unless
you’re willing to make drastic changes like cutting out all carbohydrates and fats from your diet. (I do not recommend this strategy)
If you want long-term results, then this isn’t the right approach because you’ll end up gaining the weight back once you go off the diet, and nobody wants that.
What in the World are macros?
Macros are basically the nutrients in food—they’re carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Getting you head around these three things can help you better manage your macros plan and take into consideration things like:
#1. How many carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are in the food you’re eating.
#2. Which nutrients are most important for your body’s health and wellness.
#3. Whether or not a food is high in calories or low in calories, which will affect how much weight you gain or lose during a given period of time (i.e., if you’re trying to lose weight).
How Do I Know What My Numbers Should Be?
The struggle is real. And when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can feel like a lot of work. But it doesn’t have to be!
You know that feeling when you’re trying to find out what the heck your macros are? It’s like:
“Wait… I’m supposed to eat 250 grams of protein per day? And how many fat grams should I be eating?”
With my Macros Calculator Guide, I’ll show you how to calculate your macros in just 5 minutes flat—no math skills required. You can get yours here.
Put in the work
If you’re going to put these5 macro tips you should know into practice, you’re gonna need to be consistent with it.
The truth is, if you eat like crap all week and then try to follow your macros for one day, and give up because you think it won’t do any good for your body or your progress, then you’ve already lost the battle.
If you’re counting macros, you don’t need to force yourself to try and stick to them 100% of the time that’s unrealistic, you DO, though need to be in mindset that says, I’m prepared to do this because I love ME enough to serve my body well, sadly so many women I coach are of the mindset you’re not worth it.
It’s like saying “I want to learn French but I’ll only study on Mondays.” No one says that right?
Don’t get hung up on perfection
If you’re new to counting macros, I know that it can be overwhelming. There’s so much information out there, and everyone seems to have a different way of doing things.
I’ve been teaching macros for over 5 years now, and I want to share my top 6 macros tips and tricks that helped me & my clients along the way.
- Don’t get hung up on perfection
- Take your time
- Don’t compare yourself to others
- You don’t need expensive equipment or supplements
- Enjoy the process
It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re trying to find a macro counting plan that fits your lifestyle and goals.
But, if you’ve been counting macros for a while, you know that the process is all about trial and error. Every dieter is different, so it can take some time for you to find a plan that works for you.
- Be patient.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with new foods or meals.
- Don’t give up too quickly if something doesn’t work immediately — it may take some time for your body to adjust to a new way of eating.
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