macro myths worth ditching

Perfection myth >> Between user error in measuring food, database errors in the tracking apps and “best guess” macro prescriptions – macro tracking is not an exact science! But, even in its flaws, it’s still one of the most efficient and effective ways to lose weight, change your body composition and eat to support athletic performance.⁣

Big weight loss goals >> It might have been born out of the body building community but that doesn’t meant macro tracking can’t work for you. The bank doesn’t care if you have a little or a lot of money to save or spend, just like the macro approach doesn’t care if you have a little or a lot to lose. Tracking your nutrition (just like tracking your budget) can be for any goal. ⁣

Math challenged >> While there’s some math involved in calculating macro targets, you typically aren’t the one doing that by hand. Most are likely relying on tracking apps, instant formulas online or professionals – no math required by you. When it comes to actually tracking food and macros – you’ll use an app and be uninvolved with math. ⁣

Protein myth >> Macro targets for protein, fat or carbohydrates are (hopefully!) set with your preferences mind, but leveraged against your needs. There’s no reason for targets to be unreasonably high and if they are, it’s because a plan or coach is misinformed.⁣

Plant based myth >> You can eat however you want with a macros approach – you have the freedom to hit your targets with which ever foods you please! In fact, tracking macros might better ensure plant-based eaters create balanced meals with a focus on protein more-so than without a plan. ⁣

Not active >> if you’re injured, sick or just don’t have time to exercise, you can still benefit from tracking macros. While your needs might be different than if you were active, you can still eat with specific health goals in mind with a macros approach. ⁣

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