Tracking your macro’s can sound like a real pain in the ass. Who wants to keep a food diary forever?
The beauty of it, is that you don’t have to!
Tracking your macronutrients is not like just tracking your calories, or following a 1500 calorie meal plan or ordering your meals from a weight loss meal service. They do all the work for you, you just have to follow it. You don’t have to use your brain!
Tracking and hitting your protein, carbs and fat requires actual THOUGHT. You have to learn and understand the macro breakdown of the foods you eat, the breakdown that works best for YOUR body and the breakdown that suits YOUR goals best.
This means the process both personal, and thoughtful. When you have to learn all these things, guess what? You never forget them.
That means without having to think too hard later in your life – you will continue to make choices that fit your macro’s without having to try so hard.
If you track your macros for say, 6 weeks and you pay attention, I would be willing to bet on any given day you could create a healthy and almost perfect meal plan to match your macro’s without tracking a thing!
I have tracked my macro’s on and off for years now. On any given day I could probably tell you the approximate calorie, protein, carb and fat breakdown of what I ate today, even though I didn’t write it down. I just know now. Because I learnt all that stuff the first 20 times I put it in myfitnesspal.
Now I know, what type of foods to choose even when eating out, or when doing my shopping, I need to reach MY goals. I know when I’ve gone over and I know when I need more.
Sometimes I go back and track, just to catch anything I’m not sure about. Or for the accountability (we all know that just KNOWING what to do is rarely the problem – the DOING it is much harder!).
Almost every “diet” works. What matters is whether or not you can stick to it. Tracking your macro’s helps you learn how to take control of your own diet, make your own decisions about what works best for you and it allows you the freedom to live your life according to your values, your schedule and your goals. Few diets offer that.
If you’re ready to take control of your nutrition and get on board the Macro’s train – join us for our 6 Week “Own Your Nutrition” Macro’s challenge. The whole challenge is designed to make you self sufficient in understanding nutrition for your body.
You can sign up *HERE*
What has been your experience with Macros?
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