SO what the heck are those macro things anyway?
I've been getting that question a lot lately.
And I have to be honest.. I'm not a pro.
But I've come to the conclusion that it's basically tracking your food for what it is:
Protein, Carbs, Fat
And eating them in a ratio that YOUR BODY agrees with.
Those are your macro nutrients.
My coach has me on a lower carb diet.
Being obese as a kid, and having a baby has wreaked havoc on my fat cells and estrogen.
Which I have a lot of.
My abundant estrogen basically gets stored in those larger fat cells that I developed as a kid.
Those cells were already formed, so without liposuction, I can't get rid of them (And I'm not doing that.)
But the good news is, I can shrink them!
So by eating higher protein, lower carb, higher fat...
I'm taking the bug zapper to my mosquito like fat cells.
This week though has been a total CHANGE in my nutrition plan, but it's been for a good reason.
We're on a business trip/vacation and I want to have some wine.
Balance and honesty, right?
We also will be eating out a lot and it's near impossible to get clean carbs (not drenched in butter).
So my macros for this week look like:
Fat 65 grams a day, Protein 150 grams a day, and 25 grams of carbs.
25 grams of carbs is NOT A LOT.
But it has really made me realize how many carbs are in my day to day food.
That sugar that I put in my coffee.. yeah. 4 grams.
That little bit of ginger ale that I drank on the plane because we went through AWFUL turbulence..10 grams.
Even my shakeology (which I drank half of) 10 grams...eek.
And those complimentary pretzels...10 grams in a handful.. no thanks!
My numbers weren't perfect today.
I was a bit low on protein and just a few grams over on carbs, but for being in an airport and on a plane most of the day, I will take it as success!
Here's what I ate:
3 Eggs, 4oz Chicken Breast, and 2 Tbsp of Homemade salsa for breakfast.
1/2 of a Shakeology shake for a snack (only because I was being mindful of the carbs this week).
Cobb salad with eggs, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, asparagus, avocado, blue cheese, and chicken for lunch
6oz of salmon sashimi and 3 oz of Ahi Tuna and seaweed for dinner
And it was all DELICIOUS!
AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of just WATER.
I also crushed a 30 min Tabata and arm workout this morning!
Day 17 of 168.. not perfect, but amazing... DONE!