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i overate fat macros, what should i do?

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“But I got a salad! How the heck did it pack so much fat?”⁣⁣⁣
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“I thought that trail mix would be more balanced, but after I logged it, I was surprised by the fat content.” ⁣⁣⁣
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“Breakfast sure was tasty, but it was definitely more fat than I shoulda had.” ⁣⁣⁣
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Umm. T⁣hat doesn’t sound like flexibility to me!⁣⁣⁣
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Each day that you attempt to track macros, you’re learning:⁣⁣⁣
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>> 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⁣⁣⁣
>> beans are a good source of carbs (not protein)⁣
^^ that last one was for me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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No one expects you to play an elaborate game of tetris – puzzle piecing your way to hitting your macros perfectly every single day. ⁣⁣⁣
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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!⁣⁣⁣
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Attempt to hit your calorie goals and your protein targets, while adjusting carbohydrates down to accommodate overshooting your fat targets. ⁣⁣⁣
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Ordering the cobb salad for lunch – complete with eggs, bacon, blue cheese, and avocado means you’ll swap skin-on chicken thighs for skinless chicken breast at dinner tonight. ⁣⁣⁣
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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. ⁣⁣⁣
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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.⁣⁣⁣
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Are you creating macro stress for yourself? Lean into flexible tracking – it will take you so much farther than perfection ever could. ⁣⁣⁣