5 Things NOT to do While Counting Macros:
Unless you have to... at a party or restaurant for instance. Do not rely on your eye as a food scale. Majority of these times you are going to be off! Sometimes too high or too low, but either way you will not be accurate or consistent - two major things you need to be successful and achieve your weight goals.
2. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF CARBOHYDRATES!
Carbs are not the enemy and they are absolutely necessary! Don't hinder your progress by not hitting your carbohydrate macronutrient goal. Under eating is just as bad as overeating. If you are not meeting your carb number, coming up short, and still not having progress - you need to eat MORE not less. #mindblown
Micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients! We do not track them so it's important to make sure you are incorporating whole foods into your daily meals. Vegetables are not macronutrient dense but they are micronutrient dense. Be sure to try to get a decent amount of fruits and veggies into your diet because then you'll be sure to get all your fiber, vitamins, and minerals in! Also a multivitamin once a day can help. :)
I don't think you can hear us say it enough! The protein macronutrient keeps you fuller longer, keeps you energized, and helps curb cravings. It also plays a huge part in fat loss while maintaining your lean muscle mass. Best advice? Try hitting majority of your protein during the morning and afternoon - this way you can easily obtain your protein by the end of the day and not have to cram your grams in at the end of the day.
Many times while counting macros it is 100% easier to prep your meals or week but don't forget to satisfy your cravings once in a while. FLEXIBLE dieting is exactly how it sounds, it is supposed to be flexible not strict and restricting. This particular lifestyle is meant to keep you sane by allowing you to fit in your sweets and treats occasionally.
If you would like to work with one our nutritionists contact us through our website or call 732-462-LEAN(5326)