Here are some of my favorite tips:
First things first, if you’ve never tracked your food before start there. Give yourself a week of simply logging your food in an app like My Fitness Pal without stressing about hitting a goal.
Second step, work towards a calorie and protein goal first. Macros can be complicated and if you’re not even hitting a calorie baseline or consuming enough protein consistently, we want to start there.
Two big tips for accuracy… plan ahead as much as you can, your calories and macros are like a budget and if you can allot your needs ahead of time, you’ll be better able to reach your targets. Also, get yourself a food scale and weigh and measure as much as you can. The more accurate you can be, the sooner you’ll start to see results.
Lastly, 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭. This is not a quick fix, it’s a long term sustainable approach that you want to be as consistent with as possible. That’s going to mean not dramatically slashing calories or cutting out all the foods you love.
Understand that as with anything in life, it will get easier as you go. Starting is going to be uncomfortable, it’s going to feel tedious, and might be a bit overwhelming, but with time you’ll learn, improve and get so much more comfortable with the process.
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞?!
P.S. looking to get started but want some extra support? Our next nutrition challenge starts Monday and there’s still time to join us. Message me if you’d like some info