100 calories two ways

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It takes me longer to open trail mix than it does for me to finish the contents.
Can you relate?⁣⁣⁣⁣
When I first started using a food scale to measure my food, I was shocked by how fast I blew past my fat targets for the day. Try… 11 AM? ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Between a few spoonfuls of almond butter stirred in my oatmeal, a handful (or 4) of trail mix at my desk, a couple tablespoons of oil based salad dressing – I was definitely overeating my needs. And I didn’t even notice! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Fat macros typically come in small packages: nuts, seeds, animal fats, plant based oils, avocado, olives, coconut products – they don’t take up much room in your stomach but pack a big calorie punch. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
In just a couple weeks of tracking macros, I learned some key things about my typical eating habits. I was doing challenging strength training and choosing all the “right foods” but it wasn’t until I stopped being so heavy handed with the coconut cream in my coffee that I started to notice changes in by body. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

It’s about awareness. It always starts with awareness. Build awareness around your typical eating habits by tracking your current eats as accurately as you can – which might include a digital food scale. This is the VERY first step to tracking macros. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
My love for fat hasn’t changed, I just changed some of my eats to give my body what it needed:⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> I traded extra guac at Chipotle for cilantro white rice.⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> I add whole food fats like olives, sunflower seeds or sliced almonds to my salads and choose a vinaigrette dressing instead of an oil-based one.⁣⁣⁣
>> I swapped that trail mix for my own with popcorn, roasted chickpeas, chocolate and pecans. ⁣⁣⁣
>> I traded oat milk for coconut cream in my coffee. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
There are SO many options for trades and swaps when you finally learn what your body needs.⁣⁣⁣
Who remembers their first experience logging their typical eats?