If you’re struggling to hit your macros, this may be the instrumental piece you’re missing…
So often I’ll have clients just starting out with tracking struggling to hit their protein goal…
Or getting to the end of the day with 50 grams of protein left and no more carbs & fats…
Or my favorite, really wanting to learn how to balance a nighttime treat, but never having room for it.
𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵?
Every night I’ll login to my fitness pal and pre-plan my upcoming day.
I’ll work my way backwards, starting with my nighttime treat, and creamer in my coffee (my two non-negotiables).
From there, I’m able to log my potential breakfast and lunch, which are usually similar.
I can either leave some space for snacks and a “hole” for dinner to fill with whatever comes up for the day, or plan the full day out.
I’m able to look and see if my protein is low and I need to double up my portions on lean protein sources. Or if fats are too high, maybe I need to swap out the ground beef for a leaner protein source.
Keep in mind this doesn’t have to be set in stone. This is the beauty of macro tracking, if something comes up in the day and I really want a different snack, I can have it and tweak as I go.
If I’m going out for dinner and want to leave a 600 calorie gap in my day to account for that (with a good spread of protein, carbs, and fats), I can do that as well.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐋𝐄𝐗𝐈𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.
I give myself a general outline to set myself up for success, and then can have flexibility throughout my day.
It’s all a balance. 𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘸? 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦-𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨? 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵?
P.S. sharing some save-able MyFitnessPal tips over on my IG in a minute @daniellegracep