Gone are the challenging days of filling in spreadsheets or even more tedious, committing pen to paper to keep track of what you’re eating. The age of “there’s an app for that” has brought with it countless ways in which you can track your fitness and food and along with it SO much more freedom in the foods you can enjoy.
Even with the freedom the Own Your Eating lifestyle brings, sometimes, when you’re standing in front of the fridge with the door wide open at 10 o’ clock at night trying to find something to hit those last 20g of protein, it can be hard to remember why tracking your macros is worth the extra energy.
If you have googled “healthy balanced diet” or any other similar term, most likely you have seen the ratios of 40/30/30 pop up. What that’s referring to is your ratio of macro-nutrients; 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat.
We discuss goal weight and activity level when we take you through the formula (at about 8:30) in our Beginner Video (don’t forget to log in to your account on the Own Your Eating website to be able to view the video).
If you haven’t already figured out your macros, go back to the Beginner Video (log in to your account on the Own Your Eating website to be able to view the video) and Jason will walk you through how to do it.
Sometimes in life you can feel like you’re just chugging along. The expression “same sh*t different day” springs to mind! It’s easy to feel the same way with your nutrition when your weight loss graph stops resembling a ski-slope and looks more like a cross-country course. Don’t forget, this is a marathon though and not a sprint! So it’s important you’re able to recognize shifts in your mindset and take appropriate action. Can you reframe and find another perspective? Can you find a reason to be cheerful?
Whether you’re new to the concept of macros or have been a flexible dieter for quite some time, we still often get the question “should I be eating ‘clean’?”
Many of you might still be skeptical, wondering “how can donuts help me lose weight? That’s impossible!”
The reason we are so passionate about our flexible eating lifestyle is because for both of us it was the first “diet” we had ever been on that actually worked. Let’s be clear, we’ve all been on diets that work, we lose weight, but we all know what eventually happens, we put that weight back on, more commonly, we put on even more weight than we lost. So, did those diets really work? No! Flexible Eating was the first time for both Roz and myself that we not only lost weight but we were able to keep it off, forever!
This is the question we get asked most often, we get it, our plan seems too good to be true. But, it’s not. Yes, yes, yes, you can eat anything you want, but you can’t eat everything you want. In short that means moderation. Want to enjoy some pizza? Do it! Just keep in mind you might not be able to eat an entire pizza – unless of course it fits your macros!
“This just isn’t working for me! I’m logging my food, I promise I’m tracking everything but I’m just not getting any results! I think we need to change my numbers!” Does this sound familiar? Perhaps something you’ve been pondering for the last month or so?