What are Macros and How to Use Them Properly (part 2/3)
Part 2: why do we use macros for body composition goals?
Just because you’ve been given a macronutrient calculation doesn’t mean you’re just going to go and eat a box of Oreos with a side of chicken breast because ‘it fits in your macros’ you’d be missing the point here.
Counting your macros when done correctly, means that you’re weighing and measuring your foods to ensure that you’re getting the proper amount of macros at each meal and that you’re eating mostly whole foods with some flexibility of indulgences along the way. The quality of the food that you eat also affects your progress with your body composition goals.
In other words, you won’t get far eating Oreos for breakfast. You’re not going to see the results you want to see and you’ll probably end up hangry and sluggish if you’re eating like that.
Every person's body Is different!
And every person will need a different set of macros based on their lifestyle and goals.
When you consult with a nutrition coach, they can set your macros up based on the goals you have envisioned for yourself.
And these macro targets can (and will) change over time too.
If you want to lose fat, you will be prescribed macros for that.
If you want to gain muscle, you will be prescribed macros for that. If you want to maintain your body weight and keep that muscle you’ve worked hard for, you will be prescribed macros for that. You’ve been a chronic yo-yo dieter and you have no idea where to begin? You will be prescribed macros for that (and we'll do a lot of healthy mindset work as well!) That's not all!
If you hire the right nutrition coach, you will get habit and lifestyle support too. (hey, we do that!) Getting a set of macronutrient calculations isn’t the recipe for success; you’ll most likely need help with how to spread those macros out for your day, and how to utilize carbohydrates for training help like endurance workouts or hypertrophy or even sometimes injury and in some cases, illness. Getting a calculation alone isn’t a recipe for success and that’s why hiring a trained nutrition coach can help guide you to your ultimate goals and beyond.
To see how our coaches take the customized approach to your goals via macronutrient tracking, visit courtneyforlife.com/coaching and complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page. You can learn more about each of our team coaches at courtneyforlife.com/coaches
Part 3 coming up next, sharing how you can get started with your macros!