how to know if your macros are working for you

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You already know how I feel about exclusively using the scale to measure progress.
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So what do we measure instead? ⁣

Read more about how we track progress in my practice because even if the scale doesn’t change, there are plenty of ways to measure success: ⁣
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>> body measurements changes: loss of inches is usually a sign that you’re decreasing body fat and gain of inches can be a sign that you’re increasing lean muscle. We typically see loss in the trunk area or midsection and maintenance in the glutes, butt, or hip area especially if you’re strength training.
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>> progress picture changes: for the same reasons as above, I recommend taking front, side and back pictures at least one time per month to track more subtle changes in your body composition.⁣⁣
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>> scale weight: understand that weight loss and fat loss are distinctly different and you should expect to see plateaus with your body weight as you lose fat.⁣⁣
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>> symptom improvement: some signs and symptoms that typically improve with nutrition changes include energy, hair, skin, nails, sleep quality and duration, digestion, appetite, cravings, and exercise performance.⁣⁣
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>> habit/behavior change: creating your own personal “grey area” between strictly adhering to macros and “eating like you disrespect yourself” is a sign of progress. Many people have a hard time with the middle ground and it’s my goal to help you create your own set of “rules” so you can be successful long term. ⁣⁣
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>> calorie and macronutrient intake: it is a sign of improved metabolism if you increase your average calories while seeing weight loss or fat loss. I love to see my clients eating more and seeing their body improve in composition (lean muscle gain and fat loss).⁣⁣
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Make sure you include MULTIPLE measures of progress and success!

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