It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”
We will be talking all week about expectations and how you can best manage them and we get it, you’re here because you want results, we all do, that’s life. We want what we want and we want it now!
Unfortunately, the scale doesn’t care about when you want your expecations to be met. The scale is a fickle beast. So why do we put so much stock in it?
You’re ready to take hold of your nutrition or take what you’re currently doing to the next level, but what do I eat?
Hear the story of our friend Jason Murphy who lost 300lbs by simply switching to Diet Mountain Dew and eating a ton of bacon!
People can get really neurotic about hitting “triple zeroes” – three zeroes signifies that you have eaten all of your food for the day and reduced your macronutrient goals perfectly to zero. We’re not knocking that that’s an awesome achievement! But don’t stress yourselves out about it because it’s really not necessary. When we use the term “hit your numbers” what we really mean is be within a range of 5 grams for each macronutrient. If you want to fine tune that and bring each one closer to zero, then more power to you.
Calories or macros? We always say chase your macros, meaning don’t worry about anything else! Calories, sugar, fiber, sodium etc., down the road will all be other factors of your nutrition that you might want to explore, and we will talk about all of those. But for right now we only want you to focus on the big picture. That’s fueling your body with the right amount of food by hitting your macros – your protein, carbs, and fats.
When people ask about how to track when you’re eating out at seminars, Jason always hands the floor over to me. If you don’t already know, I am a full-blown foodie! It’s a blessing and a curse! I get a huge amount of enjoyment from eating delicious foods. The downside? Well, really tasty food often doesn’t come in a conveniently scannable packet! Nor does it typically come at the end of a buffet line – sorry Jay but Chipotle won’t cut it for date night! 😉
Last week we discussed how to stay motivated when progress isn’t happening…but what if you’re the reason that your progress has stalled!? (Mind blown!)
We get this a lot from clients “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!”
Maybe you’re not much of a chef and that’s OK! You certainly don’t need to be to be able to follow our program and track your macros. But doing a little bit of food prep now and again can save you a HUGE amount of time in the long-run and save you from a macro-meltdown when you’re having a crappy day!
We get asked this all the time, “Do I really need to weigh and measure my food?”
The answer is YES! Like anything in this world, the more precise you are, the more accurate you are and so it follows, the better the results. Of course there needs to be a balance, we don’t want you to drive yourself crazy or be that guy at the restaurant with your scale on the table – although Jason has been known to be that guy! But when you have access to a kitchen we recommend you weigh and measure your food to improve the results you’ll get from tracking macros.