“I already blew my fat macros so I’ll just start over tomorrow”

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“Breakfast sure was tasty, but it had too much fat in it!” ⁣⁣⁣
“I thought that trail mix would be more balanced, but after I logged it, I was surprised by the fat content.” ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
“But I thought I was being so healthy – I got a salad! How the heck did it pack so much fat?”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Erm. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣That doesn’t sound like flexibility to me!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Each day you attempt to track macros, you’re learning:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> what’s ActUaLlY in your food⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> which foods leave you full and satisfied ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> it’s hard to overeat on whole, real foods⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> preparing food at home is a challenge worth overcoming⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> how to visualize what you need across a whole day⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
>> nuts are a good source of fat (not protein)⁣⁣⁣⁣
^^ that last one was for me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

No one expects you to play an elaborate game of tetris – puzzle piecing your way to hitting your macros perfectly ever single day. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
And here’s the deal – I know you want to eat to look, feel and perform your best so if you find yourself off target after a high fat meal or snack – listen up: ⁣⁣
If you overshot your fat targets, don’t sweat it! ⁣⁣Attempt to hit your calorie goals and your protein targets, while adjusting carbohydrates down to accommodate overeating your fat ⁣⁣⁣⁣needs. ⁣⁣

Ordering the cobb salad for lunch – complete with eggs, bacon, blue cheese, avocado means you’ll swap skin-on chicken thighs for skinless chicken breast at dinner tonight. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
When you do get the chance to eat a real meal after spending the day grazing at the kid’s events, you’ll prepare something filling, high in protein and with lots of vegetables. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Next time you make breakfast, you might include higher protein + lower fat options like ham over bacon, roasted potatoes over fried, or a mix of eggs + egg whites over all whole eggs in that scramble.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Are you creating macro stress for yourself? Lean into flexible tracking – it will take you so much farther than perfection ever could!

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