As a woman, you can’t ignore the role of hormones in fat loss.
…but you can’t lose fat without a (slight) calorie deficit.
Most of the diets you’ve had experience with are in one of two camps: ONLY calorie focused or ONLY hormone focused.
But the truth is, you need a little bit of both to create effective, enjoyable and effortless fat loss.
A well planned macros approach can do that for you.
Here’s a refresher:
“Calories” refer to the overall energy a food contributes. Manipulating calorie intake influences only one thing – body weight, whether that’s gain, loss or maintenance.
“Macros” refer to the composition of a food or where the calories in the food originate. Manipulating macro intake influences many things:
>> lean muscle gain, lean muscle loss
>> body fat gain, body fat loss
>> feelings of hunger and fullness
>> blood sugar balance and stability, hormone balance
>> stable, consistent energy, energy for high intensity activity
>> cravings for sweet, salty, or crunchy foods
and so much more!
If your goal is weight loss, then tracking total calories may work for you for a certain amount of time. But, if your goal is fat loss, lean muscle gain, steady blood sugar, optimized hormone and more, then tracking macros is the superior approach.
Is this starting to make sense now?