maintaining weight in the summer is a win!
Macro Counting

Maintaining in the Summer is a Huge Win

Here at Stay Fit Mom, we’ve started calling May the “New December.” It’s full of end of the
school year activities and parties and volunteer commitments and double sports- spring and
summer- and we have to make all the plans for the coming months and wrap up one million
things. As we limp towards the last day of school and the end of spring, we just keep telling
ourselves to make it to summer and everything will SLOW DOWN and we can take a breath and
relax. With all our free time we’ll get back to high consistency with our macros! The perfect
time for grilled chicken and all the fresh fruits and vegetables!!

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macro counting client testimonial
Client Spotlight, Macro Counting

Client Spotlight Shelley Nail

Meet SFM Ninja Shelley! This client spotlight is a special one.

Shelley has been such a joy to coach! She came to SFM to reclaim her health in March 2021 after the devastating loss of her oldest daughter and 2 grandchildren to a drunk driver in October of 2020. Her positivity, grit and consistency are an inspiration every week.  As a mother of 7 children ranging from 31 to 4, she continues to prioritize her nutrition and exercise to live her best life. 

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tracking macros and working full time
Macro Counting, Mom Life

Working Full Time and Tracking Macros

I’ve been a nurse for 16 years and in January, I started back working full time, which is three 12 hour shifts a week.  Working outside the home can make macro tracking challenging amongst juggling all of the things.  Today, I want to share practical tips from my own experience on how to stay on track with your nutrition that will set you up for success!

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sickness wellness continuum and how it applies to macro counting
Macro Counting

Build Your Hedge of Protection Against Disease with Macro Counting

The first time I saw the illness-wellness Continuum at a CrossFit seminar years ago it impacted me greatly.  It was information that I knew in my gut, but hadn’t seen articulated before. Today I want to share this with you in hopes that you’ll also remember it for years to come.  Macro Counting, and the habit work we do with our clients every single day, is doing so much more for your body than shrinking your waistline and helping you to reach your aesthetic goals.  We are building your hedge of protection against sickness and disease.  On the days when the scale is bobbling and you might feel tempted to go back to your sub 1200 calorie diet of desperation or throw in the towel completely with macro counting, please remember this and revisit it often.

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Macro counting; Selective VS restrictive.
Macro Counting

Counting Macros; Being Selective NOT Restrictive

Something that counting macros (having a food budget) helps us to do, is to determine what we really want to eat and what we don’t. It’s the exact same concept as a financial budget. Any program you do to change your body for the better or to become healthier will require you PLAN and utilize some self-control. No method or program will allow you to indulge in all the things at all the social events. If you’re a social butterfly and you choose to indulge at every social event, and eat all the servings of every dish at the potluck. Yes, that will harm your progress. But, here’s the good news: counting macros is the only plan that doesn’t eliminate a food group entirely or restrict what you eat. You can have anything you want! You only need to factor it into your numbers. And it truly can be done at social gatherings. It may not look perfect, but remember, we don’t want to be perfect. We want to be CONSISTENT. 

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How to teach kids about nutrition.
Macro Counting, Mom Life

How To Teach Kids About Nutrition

One of the most basic ways to empower your children is to teach them to identify which macronutrients are on their plate.  When you know the macronutrients of different foods, you learn how to build a balanced plate!  This is essential for lifelong health whether you’re vigilantly tracking your macros or not.  

While your small kids aren’t inputting their meals into MyFitnessPal, they certainly CAN still learn nutrition basics that will carry them far! 

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Macro tips from Stay Fit Mom Coach Amy
Macro Counting

Parting Words of Wisdom From Coach Amy

I’m Coach Amy Gearin and I’ve been coaching with Stay Fit Mom for the past 6 years.  May 31, 2022 I completed my last client check-in as I plan to now devote my full attention to my family and dental practice. Tracy and Krista asked me to give my final pieces of advice as well as the highs and lows of coaching to the community and I’m happy to do so, as it has been such a big part of my life since 2016.

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