what you really need to do to be successful with a macros approach

Can you hit your macros perfectly? ⁣⁣⁣
Will you do it everyday forever? ⁣⁣⁣
Then, why do you expect that from yourself?⁣⁣⁣
The most successful people are those who have cultivated a robust “grey area” with all their habits – including nutrition. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣So if your year is marked by oscillating between [eating like you disrespect yourself] and [perfectly hitting your macros] you don’t need a new and novel program. You need to figure out your personal “grey area” with nutrition and commit to at THAT most of the time. ⁣⁣⁣
What will you risk if you continue with that pendulum swing? Try: a healthy humming metabolism, happy hormones, effortless weight maintenance, a lean strong body composition, and a sense of calm confidence that what you eat is working for you, not against you. ⁣⁣⁣
My personal grey area? It includes things like:⁣⁣⁣
>> when in doubt, eat a real food macro-balanced meal⁣⁣⁣
>> estimating my macros is better than not tracking at all, even if it’s just in my head and especially if there’s a specific goal I’m chasing⁣⁣⁣
>> wine is not a meal substitute, neither are chips + salsa⁣⁣⁣
>> reach for protein heavy options when choice is limited⁣⁣⁣
>> eat until 80% full, not 120%⁣⁣⁣
>> look at menus ahead of time to make mindful decisions outside of social + environmental influence⁣⁣⁣
>> load up on deep and dark colored fruits + vegetables⁣⁣⁣
>> read labels for continued education + awareness⁣⁣⁣
>> honor hunger signals even when they show up in a non-traditional ways like irritability, tired feelings, or munchie cravings ⁣⁣⁣
Here’s what I know: people tend to underestimate what they can accomplish in a year and overestimate what they can accomplish in 6 weeks. ⁣⁣⁣
Don’t let that be you. ⁣⁣⁣Play the long game. ⁣⁣

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