As you know, I’m a huge proponent of tracking macros -- your protein, carbs and fats. But the real success comes from hitting your macro number. So let’s talk about how to actually hit them and tailor your diet to make sure you reach your macro goals. If you have not read these blog posts yet go back and read those first so that you have a good foundation and understanding of what we are talking about today. Let’s get started!
1. Track with MyFitnessPal.
Using a food tracker is ESSENTIAL to making sure you hit your macros. I highly recommend the free app MyFitnessPal because you can customize the amount of macros you want to eat each day, and they have a huge food database, including some of the most popular restaurants and grocery chains. Tracking your food in this app will help you get into a rhythm and give you a good idea of how much food you can eat each day. If you have a hard time staying accountable and consistent, join my FREE MyFitnessPal challenge that starts May 13th!
2. Outline your day the night before.
It’s so beneficial to think about what you will eat the next day and put it in your tracker the night before. Not only is this a great way to stay consistent, but it also lets you know if your food plan for the day fits into your set macros before you actually consume it.
3. Get a buddy or accountability coach.
This is a make-or-break tip! Having someone to hold you accountable for things you say you will do can be a huge help when it comes to reaching your goals. If you don’t have a partner to hold you accountable, join my Facebook group. It’s full of working moms who are trying to get fit just like you! This group will help you with tips and motivation on top of keeping you on track.
Well there you have it! Some simple tips to help you hit your macros. Know someone who could use this info? Feel free to send them this blog post and encourage them to join my challenge!