Dieting always tells you what you can’t eat. You can’t eat pizza. You can’t eat red meat. This is YOUR diet. This is YOUR nutrition. You can eat whatever works for YOU. Your new dieting goal is as easy as it gets: hit your macros.
Can I eat a quarter pound burger with cheese from McDonald’s?
Here are the macros: Calories: 530 Fat: 27g Carbs: 41g Protein: 31g The answer is yes and no. You CAN eat this, but it will make hitting your macros much harder. 27g of fat is a very high amount of your fat for the day. If you can pull it off, enjoy the burger.
What times should I eat my meals?
You can eat at any time of the day, so long as you hit your macros. Generally, people find it easiest to break the day up into 3 big meals and a few snacks. Again, there are no rules for you here. This is called ‘flexible dieting’
You Diet Flexibly and You Stick to It
The best nutrition plan is the one that you stick to. Macros works so well because it’s so easy. You don’t wake up thinking about everything you can’t eat that day. You can go out for a beer with your friends, so long as you keep your carbs down the rest of the day. You’re in complete control of your nutrition, and you can be as creative as you want for your daily meals.
Eat Superfoods, Get Cut
Here are a few protein rich foods that will make it easy to crush your macros: Grilled Chicken Breast –26g Protein, 0g Carbs, 4g Fat Egg White –5g Protein, 0g Carbs, 0g Fat 1 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt – 23g Protein, 3g Carbs, 0g Fat Cod – 30g Protein, 0g Carbs, 0g Fat Salmon – 21g Protein, 2g Carbs, 1g Fat You can pair these proteins with fruits and vegetables for an incredibly balanced and macro friendly meal. Do not be surprised if this increase in protein makes you feel VERY full. These macro-friendly foods don’t have all of the added sugars and oils that you find in junk food. You’re going to feel like you’re eating WAY TOO MUCH to lose weight. Welcome to the world of clean eating, your body will thank you.