You are eating all the healthy foods, having your green smoothies, kale, and working out for what feels like hours on end. But for some reason, you just simply cannot see results even when you cut all of those sweet treats and mocha lattes.
There are many different ways of calculating your caloric intake and it can all get a little confusing. You can absolutely use macro calculators if you wish, however, you may not have all of the information they are asking for. I am going to show you the simplest way I know how and it's what I now use for myself and my clients.
Flexible dieting is a concept and has taken the health and fitness industry by storm over the last few years. You may have heard of it being referred to as IIFYM or “If it fits your macros”? And although it has been scientifically proven to be a successful form of “dieting” it initially received a bad rap from the old school dieters in health and fitness and it still does.
Do you ever find that you are feeling great one day, then you wake up the next day 2 kilos heavier with swollen ankles and fingers, along with everything else? Water retention is a common factor in women especially when hormones come into play.
Are you constantly feeling exhausted and worn out all the time no matter how much you sleep? Yet you can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with you? You may in fact have what is typically known as “adrenal fatigue” (adrenal dysfunction). Adrenal dysfunction is quite an ambiguous condition as there is no evidence that this condition even exists.
You may be following a training and nutrition regime to a Tee or just simply eating “healthy” and getting active but you get to a point where you can not lose any more fat and you don't know what else to do. How can you be doing EVERYTHING right and still not getting results?
If you are anything like me, I always buy bananas in my weekly shop. However, I don't always get around to eating them all by the time they get a little too ripe. When they hit that ripe stage, this is the perfect time to use them in a banana bread recipe instead of letting them go to waste.
You may be trying to eat well and exercises or even follow a nutrition plan and training regime to an absolute Tee, but no matter what you do the weight just does not seem to want to budge. Instead you find yourself getting crazy food cravings, you are frazzled, emotional, tired, stressed, even when life is peachy in other aspects.
Macros… you may have heard this word floating around. People are counting their macros, using macro ratios, fitting all sorts of fun food into their macros. But I know some of you are asking, what are macros in the first place? And why do I need to count them?
D.I.E.T … that four letter word we all can't stand. Well if you have been following my principles you know by now that I am a big advocator for flexibility (within a structure) to help ensure you reach your goals while remaining sane and having a balance in life.