reasons why a macros approach is best for getting lean + strong

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If you’ve learned about nutrition through the lens of a diet, you’re used to hearing what you can’t eat. ⁣⁣
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And while that may work for weight loss in the short term, deprivation doesn’t lead to a fitter, leaner or stronger physique. ⁣⁣
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The most sustainable alternative?⁣ Macro-tracking. Here’s why…⁣

MACROS ENSURE YOU KEEP YOUR HORMONES HAPPY

Hormones rule female fat loss — period. (No pun intended.) To keep those hormones happy, it’s important to never dip below a slight calorie deficit. Instead of eating dramatically less food than your body needs, you’ll eat slightly less (but in many cases more!), so that your body doesn’t react by thinking it’s in survival mode.⁣⁣

MACROS ENSURE YOU’RE GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN TO SUPPORT FAT LOSS AND LEAN MUSCLE GAIN⁣⁣

As an active, strength-training woman, your needs for calories and protein are higher than your office buddy whose only suggestion for an after-work activity is hitting up happy hour. ⁣⁣
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For your goals, it matters that you eat enough muscle-building foods. Tracking macros — particularly protein macros — ensures you strengthen and maintain muscle in the pursuit of an athletic physique + weight room prowess.⁣⁣

MACROS ENSURE YOU CAN MAINTAIN THIS “DIET” LONG-TERM⁣⁣

People who lose weight and keep it off for good are consistent with their eating pattern. While they might be making slight changes to their usual order, they aren’t skipping the entire outing to sit at home and eat plain chicken and rice. ⁣⁣
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In order to be consistent in anything, you’ve probably gotta enjoy the process and this absolutely goes for nutrition. If you see the opportunities to meet your goals and options to eat yummy foods at meal times, the weeks of this new “diet” will turn into months — and eventually into your second nature. ⁣⁣

MACROS ENSURE YOU’RE EATING ENOUGH TO FUEL CHALLENGING ACTIVITY

It takes proper nutrition (read: enough macros!) to build muscle so you can’t be chronically dieting and expect to get a butt like J-Lo. Use a macros approach to know exactly how much you need to eat to deliver the booty building nutrients your body needs and you can to add more weight to that bar.

If you need help figuring out how much food (and activity) are right for you, consider my Personalized Macro Calculation service. After filling out a detailed health assessment my team and I will take your health history, activity and food preferences into account to make your prescription feel easy to hit. Check it out below!

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