#75Hard Day 47: The Benefits of Macros
▶️ Answering a question from a follower today: Do I think macros are one of the keys to eating?
▶️ First, I want to say that a successful approach to eating in my opinion includes eating in a way that: honors the Lord, is enjoyable, meets your lifestyle needs, helps you improve health conditions, achieve physique goals (or maintenance), and which maintains a mindset of freedom.
▶️ For every person that may look different. It may mean tracking loosely, tracking very specifically, counting WW points, or maybe even not tracking it all, but eyeballing it or using pics to record food for me.
▶️ With anyone in the #MealMasteryMentorship, my goal is to get them to a place where they are loving how they eat, maintaining their goals, and not thinking about food all the time. They may be trying to achieve physique goals or just learning how to eat in a way that honors the Lord and helps them walk in freedom.
▶️ While tracking macros is not for everyone, it can be incredibly helpful for several reasons.
▶️ It helps create abundance mindset instead of FOMO around food. You focus shifts from what you can’t have to what you can have.
▶️ A macros approach allows you to fit fun foods in so that you never feel like you are on or off plan, but rather everything you eat is part of the path to success.
▶️ Using a food scale and reading labels helps you learn what to portion sizes look like so that if you ever want to move into tracking loosely or mindful eating, you have the awareness to do so effectively. It also helps you learn about foods /ingredients by reading labels.
▶️ Tracking macros and not just calories is MUCH more effective in terms of managing hunger, energy, and cravings as well as improving medical issues and achieving physique changes.
▶️ It allows for an easy way to collect data and make changes based on that data. For instance, finding links between foods and symptoms.
▶️ Read this for more on the science of macro benefits, especially protein.