One of my most frequently asked questions is how I make counting macros a part of my busy lifestyle.Four kids, multiple businesses, 430am wake up calls, meetings and more. My day-to-day life is an absolute whirlwind... which I hope gives you the confidence to know you can do it too!
Here are some of the meals I've snapped this year (WHILE counting macros!).
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Tracking my macros allows me to eat the food I truly love, live a balanced lifestyle and maintain my physique year-round.Tracking is a scientifically backed approach to nutrition. It is also often referred to as 'counting macros, IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) and flexible dieting'. So don't get confused when you hear me throwing these phrases around! It's a very straightforward way to eat, and once you get the hang of it, you will be amazed by the science of nutrition. If you follow the protocols, it WILL work, no matter what your starting weight, age, fears or concerns... I promise that you will be able to master counting macros, just as I have. Macros, or macronutrients, are made up of; protein, carbohydrates and fats. Every individual person should be consuming a specific amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats to align with whatever their goal may be. Macros WILL change too. My macros during the year could be XYZ, but closer to a fitness competition I may be required to slightly reduce them to XYZ, or even increase them to assist in muscle growth! This is the breakdown of each macro:
- Protein 1g of protein = 4 calories
- Carbohydrate 1g of carbohydrate = 4 calories
- Fat 1g of fat = 9 calories