Have you counted your “macros” before?
Maybe you've weighed and measured your food out to each ounce or gram
Bet you only did it for a few weeks and then decided that you'd like to have that OCD part of your life back.
Maybe you’ve got a job that requires you to have business lunches and dinners. Probably not going to impress your prospects when you take out the food scale to measure your meal.
I’ve got a solution for those of you who want to keep track, but not THAT MUCH track!
Quick Primer: ….
If you’re brand new to the world of macronutrients, we break things down into three categories:
- Proteins which help support lean mass
- Carbohydrates which help fuel or activities
- Fats which help to regulate hormones and a multitude of other internal functions.
Alcohol can be considered the fourth macronutrient, but we’ll save that discussion for later.
So what’s the secret?
Focus on the one macro that is most responsible for our long term development, protein.
Here’s the deal: While carbs and fats are extremely important, if your overall goal is to retain or gain lean muscle mass and support any level of physical activity, protein is king. You can get yours from any source you like depending on your dietary restrictions (I have ALL THE LOVE for non-animal eaters) but you have to get it in. We recommend anywhere from .07g to 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight
Set your protein goal for the day and make that your main focus. You can absolutely have your carbs and fats, but you have to EARN them via activity levels.
If you can hit your protein goals for the day, I can guarantee you’ll have minimal room to overeat your carbs and fats. And if you “earn” them each day, then eat up and have them help fuel your recovery and progress!
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