All calories are CREATED equal…
Just as one mile is always one mile whether you run it or walk it!
If I had never counted calories, I would never know how much I was eating.
If I had never tracked macros, I would never realize the importance of eating ALL of the food groups (yep carbs and fats included).
If I never began racing long distance triathlons, I would never have learned that I could not use exercise as an emotional distraction.
At many points in my life to accomplish some of the amazing things I’ve done, there was ALWAYS a period of huge imbalance as I dove head first to learn, to grow, to excel and then to exceed all of the expectations I had laid out for myself.
My point here is that in order to achieve something, you have to spend some time going all in on that thing!
Let’s talk macro tracking.
I’ve heard people tell me…
“Macro tracking seems obsessive”
“Tracking macros makes me compulsive”
If you are struggling with trying to achieve something, know that you’ll have to go ALL IN on that something in order to achieve results.
If you are struggling with your weight and diet, you will need to go ALL IN on your macro tracking to get where you want to go.
Too many people rely on cardio instead. They don’t want to deal with changing their food. But ya can’t exercise off a crappy diet, so might as well focus on the biggest dial mover when it comes to fat loss – YOUR FOOD!
I’m not gonna sugar coat it. When you first start macro tracking, you will spend an imbalanced amount of time learning.
And like anything else with practice and time, your tracking will become easy and then second nature. You’ll learn. Become confident in your food choices. Can eyeball portions and yep, not even have to macro track further down the road if you so choose. But that’s down the line, not right now, not in the near future unless you start tracking.
But you gotta start. Start tracking 1 day per week for 3 weeks. Then add a second tracked day. And a third. Continue along until your are tracking daily. You gotta track. Do I sound like a broken record yet? And I know that most of my audience will know what a record player is (ha ha ha!).
Gang, these are the exact habit-based fat loss strategies that I use with My Macros Made Easy clients. So if you want some support, I’m your gal! All the links are in my bio to find out more!
So the next time you try to talk yourself out of macro tracking, think about this great quote from French-born writer Anais Nin:
“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”