I have been working with people to incorporate an "if it fits your macros" style of nutrition into their lifestyle. It has been quite successful- not only are people seeing body composition changes, but they are also seeing success and progress in their fitness as well.
The benefit of this program is that it that it takes into account your specific weight, height, current lifestyle and goals. It also gets rid of the feeling of deprivation, making it sustainable long-term, and ridding ourselves of the guilt associated with eating "forbidden food."
Lindsay M. 9 weeks into program, down 6lbs. "It's been a good few months now of counting my macros and I haven't been this confident in my own skin in a long time - if ever! My weight hasn't dropped drastically but my measurements have and I'm pretty damn proud of myself! The best part - no starvation and I can still eat cheesecake and donuts. And bacon."
The program is based on a specific equation, and I send you the amount of carbs, proteins and fats that you should be eating daily. In some cases, it stays the same each day, and in most cases it varies day to day based on the exercise/activity you are doing. I am committed to each member of mine, and really do only want to work with people who are committed to seeing this through (committing to at least 3 months of better nutrition).
To work with me there are a few things I require:
1) That you download the app My Fitness Pal - you will be tracking all of your food that you eat throughout the day, or planning ahead to make sure you are hitting the goal numbers we set out for you.
2) Weigh & Measure food - this is the hardest part for most people to get used to, but it is the most accurate way to ensure that you are hitting your target macros. It also allows you to visualize portion sizes, and down the line, allows you to estimate portion sizes.
3) Take measurements monthly, and send weekly progression pictures of yourself in the same outfit both face on, side and back (every Friday). These pictures will be used to track your body composition changes. These photos are necessary, and I can't make program changes until I receive them. I will never post or show the photos without your permission.
4) Weigh yourself daily (to start). While I am not concerned with the specific number of the scale, the numeric data allows me to see your response to the program and make changes accordingly.
As a disclaimer: I do not want the tracking or the weighing in to become a burden or to become an obsession. It is merely an (important) step that will help in creating better habits, and help me to better set and monitor you on your program. The number on the scale should never dictate your mood, or your outlook on how you are doing on the program.
My promise to you:
I am currently accepting new nutrition clients!
- Coach Alli