Macros 101: Why count them?!

Jul 12, 2021

It is so important that your nutrition is customized. 

Healthy living shouldn’t be forced or feel restricive. In fact, it should be easy! Which is why a lot of my clients track their macros. 

And maybe tracking macros is for you, and maybe it’s not… But if it’s something that’s piqued your interest, here’s a few thoughts that’ll help you get started. 

First thing’s first, tracking your macros is NOT A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION! 

IT IS A TEMPORARY TOOL for more information! 

Counting macros helps you educate yourself so you can learn how much protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates you need to live a balanced lifestyle. 

Which is why it’s the perfect short-term solution! Because the long-term goal is to learn how to eat in an intuitive, balanced way. 

*I recommend macro tracking with a coach, because it can easily become obsessive and unhealthy if you’re not actively taking care of your mental health.*

BIG FYI, food tracking apps are automatically putting you at an unhealthy, caloric deficit!

Here’s how… 

Macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. 

Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. 

That’s what makes up our calories! 

And there’s a certain number of calories that your body burns every day just to keep your body functioning. (This is also known as your “Resting Metabolic.”)

And for most people, the calories that you’re naturally burning every day is ABOVE 1,200 CALORIES… 

So, if an app is telling you that you should only be eating 1,200 calories per day, that’s a problem… 

Get my point?! 

But if you approach tracking your food intake with a sense of curiosity and from an educational standpoint, it’ll help you avoid obsessing over the numbers. 

Then you can learn the breakdown of what’s in the food that you eat all the time. Because I believe it is way more important to focus on the quality of your food intake than "hitting your macros." 

If you’re interested in learning more about this and working with a coach, CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR QUIZ to see which one of our health coaching programs is right for you! 

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