You Don’t have to Count Macros

You Don’t have to Count Macros


hey guys Alfred Wilson here from OPEX concord i am the head coach here and in today’s video / podcast depending on where you’re listening to this that I’m gonna give you some actionable steps that go a little bit beyond counting your calories so that you can add some consistency to your nutrition and be able to develop really healthy habits and reach our goals so that’s the idea of let’s go ahead and get started a lot of times I have people that come in and general consensus is you are either counting calories counting macros doing keto doing intermittent fasting and at some point your problem or in some range you’re counting calories or you’re tracking your food which is beneficial because what can be tracked and measured can be improved so where I think sometimes the mark is missed is a couple of things one is being able to just really add consistency to that over time and really develop a great plan for the long-term most people come in and looking for some kind of meal plan or a structured way of eating without asking the question of can I maintain that structure for a long period of time so again what we want to do here kind of like I said the beginning the video but kind of give you some things of action to help you move forward first thing is is I’m not against tracking your food I think there’s something to be said for that like I said a few minutes ago it can be tracked and measured can be improved on so there’s some benefit to that how you track really depends on you there are a bunch of different apps and tools out there from My Fitness Pal to a pad and a piece of paper my macros plus is another one that I believe is a really good app that I’ve recommended for people so any of those will work for generally tracking your food once you have that a good place to start is to figure out exactly where you sit and that is logging that for a three to five day we have all of our clients that come in to elude recall and the purpose of that recall is really just to create awareness around the types of food you eat the times that you eat them and the amounts that you need not to say that you need more or less on the front end but really get a good idea of what it is you’re eating how much it is and when it is the true eating and where you need to spend where your time is best spent improving one of those three things so if quality of food is is something you struggle with then we start there how can we improve your quality of food one day at a time without ever worrying about the number that may be attached to the food in terms of a calorie or a protein or fat or a car how can we improve gesture quality of food one meal at a time so that is really the first piece of this is to track your food and give you – two steps you track your food and then improve the quality of start with the first meal of the day and see where you’re at measure that quality of food on a safe from a scale of one to ten most of you know what good food looks like and know what bad food is so on a continuum of that if bad food looks like McDonald’s and good food looks like to make it really broad chicken breast broccoli and sweet potatoes where do you sit in that range and then try to move towards what really good food looks like that’s another piece where a lot of people get hung up in is well my buddy told me that this was healthy and maybe I should be eating this without ever asking yourself do I even know how to walk from a food that and the general consensus is unhealthy to something that may be a little bit better of an option so that’s the idea to start is to track your food again and then measure the quality once you know the quality how often are you eating and winter you need do you have breakfast if you have breakfast what time that in relation to the when you first start doing that tivity so if you do have breakfast then awesome are you eating that in an amount that supports the level of energy that you need but we’d like to tell our clients is are you eating that until you feel about 80% full or eight out of ten full so once you know that then you can move on to your next meal and this is all attacking in one meal at a time and then past that you can start to look at the volume of food and again we kind of cover that a previous step where we talked about are you eating an 8 out of 10 fullest or 80% fullest whichever one works for you for how you would have even quantify that and try to improve on that so did you eat one day and you’re like guy I was only five out of ten full cool we can have a little bit more or 10 out of 10 stuffed and I felt like I need to take a nap after that’s maybe too much so start with that and then improve from there based on what your goal is our really simple stance on it is and we follow precision nutrition with this is minimally processed Whole Foods eating an amount that supports your daily energy level now they don’t say exactly that but that’s pretty pretty close to what what we’re looking for we don’t we want your food to have little processing and some fluids gonna have it welcome to the food of today you’re not really gonna get away from it but as close as you can to mentally process Whole Foods and then the amount is enough to support what you do from one day to the next was the majority of your day is sitting at a desk maybe an entire pizza isn’t the support maybe not a pizza that’s really up to you to decide and kind of manage how that works and maybe another topic for a different day but you have any questions on that or if any of that seems kind of confusing to you even like some clarity let me know in the comment section either of the video or the podcast and we can get those questions answered for you if you would like more clarification on how to set up your nutrition so you can kind of walk through it without the stress or worry of trying to count calories every single day and make sure you’re eating enough calories and getting enough activity so that you sit at a calorie deficit if you’re trying to lose weight or in calorie excess if you’re trying to gain weight or if you’re maintaining your body is not a math equation it’s very dynamic so it should be treated as such and you should set yourself up where you have some room to wiggle and move just as your life does so if you have any questions about any of that go to our website wwlp.com or you can email me directly alfred at FX concord comm or you can um you shoot us a message and we’ll get back to you don’t forget to if you’re watching this video hit the like button if you if this has helpful subscribe to the videos hit the little bell icon to get update before we post new videos planning on putting out new videos every Monday forgot about that first second and new podcast area Wednesday both of those come up at 10 p.m. and we do each once a week sometimes it’ll be a video an audio version kind of like this this will be the same thing other times we’ll have different stuff mixed in there just to try to keep it interesting and hopefully give you guys a lot of information then moving forward but fitness exercise nutrition things that make all that fit into your lifestyle so that way you can do the things that you want to do is our goal and what we’re looking at which hope this helps thanks again and talk to you later

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