Guardrails. Do you use them?
Get in the Driver's Seat with Macro Tracking
|I know when you are driving you probably don't even notice them, guardrails. Guardrails allow us to feel safe. They make sure we don't veer too far off our designated path. I've been thinking a lot about guardrails and how they can help you set yourself up for success when it comes to your nutrition and fitness. If you are hoping to make big gains in your fitness and nutrition this year, put a few guardrails in place.|
One of my favorite “guardrails” is macro tracking.
Understanding how protein, fat, and carbs work in your body empowers you to make nutrition decisions that support your goals. The best part of knowing how to track macros is that you can be flexible with your nutrition habits - no matter what time of year it is. Let's be realistic, there are always parties, holidays, travel, and dinners out.
Macro tracking puts you in the driver's seat of your nutrition.
Tracking Macros Is a Game-Changer
Tracking macros has been a game-changer for so many of my clients and here's why:
Consistency! You can track your macros no matter what you eat. Protein, Fats & Carbs. Even treats and indulgences can be worked in. No guilt!
Flexible! You can dial-up or dial down your focus on depending on your circumstances and personal goals. ex: Super busy with work and the kids, you can decide to track only protein for a period of time.
Simple! Counting macros helps simplify your food choices. Eat what you love if it fits your macros. Focus on foods that make you feel amazing. No need to overcomplicate the process!
Feel Amazing! Traditional diets suggest exercising more and eating less. No fun! Feeling restricted and deprived will have you ready to quit! Macro-counting puts your focus on what you CAN eat, not on what you can't. Whew…that's doable and more enjoyable!
Macros can influence your body composition, not just weight loss. And a leaner, stronger body is what you are after, amiright? Counting macros might be the guardrail you've been missing to make consistent progress, feel your best, and yes, look your best!
If you'd like to learn how to get started with macro tracking download my guide Macros Made Simple. You'll learn how to balance your food and reach your fitness and nutrition goals.
If you are ready to build guardrails the improve your fitness and nutrition, join my next FASTer Way to Fat Loss Coaching Group.