I might have swiped left on this bowl in my former life.
I could have picked it apart for having *too many* carbs from a high-sugar fruit AND rice. Hold the avocado and put the sauce on the side. Avoid soy. It’s just too much food for me!
I saw caution tape and red flags instead of seeing a variety of flavors, colors and textures.
My clients are a lot like my older self, so much like it was for me, tracking macros ended that cycle of guilt, shame and confusion around food.
I can’t believe the commentary that used to run in my head: low fat is better than high fat, brown rice is better than white rice, lower calorie is better than higher calorie. How unhelpful is that nutrition advice? What a waste of time and energy!
Unlearning that less-than-stellar nutrition advice often goes like this:
>> learn which foods contribute which macros
>> tune into how it feels to eat XX macros in each meal
>> play around with eating XX macro before or after workouts
>> understand trends in body composition and athletic performance while eating XX macros
In doing so, I’ve been able to create my perfect diet for me – for all different phases of my journey. And so can you!