We hear from our own minds, and even sometimes the mouths of others, that we’re lazy and that we lack willpower. If we would just DO IT, we could make the changes. But this is SUCH an oversimplified way of looking at.
Meet Stay Fit Mom Ninja, Tiffany. Before Tiffany started with Stay Fit Mom she was averaging less than 1400 calories a day. For the past 25 weeks Tiffany has been in a diet reverse, which means every week we’ve increased her calories overtime. Today, she’s eating over 1950 calories a day and has lost 15 pounds. Let’s hear more of her story!
When aiming for weight loss, the goal is to see a very gradual trend downward over TIME with consistency and focus. The Downward Scale TREND is a GRADUAL REDUCTION. It’s not a drop off that never quits and only goes down from the start. There WILL be upward spikes, stalls and bobbles along the overall trend. Remember when we learned about slope in math class? Yeah, this chart won’t look like that. It’s messy and full of constant ups and downs. But over time, you will notice that your scale “lows” are getting lower, and your average range is steadily declining. And, I have great news for you! Once you begin a downward trend, the likelihood increases that the trend will continue downward. If you’re wanting to reach your goal weight, but also maintain your goal weight, there will always be ups and downs on the scale along the way. It’s not an if, a possibility, or a maybe. It’s a guarantee. It’s going to happen.
We OFTEN hear from our clients when they start, or as their journey progresses “I’m an emotional eater.” I tend to get the giggles a little sometimes when I read that because, unless you have a true diagnosis, saying you’re an emotional eater is kind of like saying you’re a tired sleeper. Culturally, most of our life changes and emotions are celebrated or consoled with food. It’s your birthday: have dinner and cake. It’s a funeral: gather afterwards for dinner and cake. You got a promotion: champagne and chocolates! You went through a breakup: wine and ice cream. We do it on a micro level too. Great day at work: let’s go out to celebrate. Rough day at work: I need a drink and am just going to order pizza. We eat based on our emotions SO MUCH OF THE TIME. But I get what my clients are saying! We feel all sorts of different emotions and the urge to eat because of them can seem overwhelming and all powerful.
“What items should I keep on hand in my pantry, freezer and fridge for Macro Counting?” is one of the first questions we get from macro beginners. With Macro Counting you’re keeping track of your daily allocated protein, carbohydrates and fats so there are definitely food items you can keep on hand that will make meeting your macro goals easier.
The journey of losing weight can feel insurmountable when you have more than 50 pounds to lose. Because to lose that weight in a safe and sustainable way, it will probably end up being a multi-year endeavor, which is an overwhelming thought. Having a goal that big feels lofty and perhaps even unachievable, especially if you have had a history of false starts. I’m here to share my story of losing over 70 pounds and the lessons I learned along the way! I hope that in sharing my story, you will be encouraged and grab hold of these lessons to apply to your own situation.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create a customized meal plan with your personal macros, ChatGPT is a resource worth looking into. Need your macros set? We can help. Click HERE for a FREE generic macro template resource. Click HERE to purchase macros customized to your lifestyle and goals (10 of our favorite macro calculated recipes included).
ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a chatbot developed by Artificial Intelligence that launched in November of 2022. This technology uses statistics, reinforcement learning, and can effectively answer questions, write articles, summarize information, and more. Some say it could become one of the most transformational technologies in business and life. Let’s discover how this could be useful for the macro counter!
Strawberry Hazelnut Crepes
If you’re looking for something fancy to make for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, try these Strawberry Hazelnut Crepes. Your Valentine will be VERY impressed, guaranteed. Did I also mention these are macro friendly? Meaning they’re easy to fit into your daily macro budget so you can enjoy a few yourself!
Moving is a huge time of transition and changes, and during those times of upheaval it can be easy to let our nutrition be the first thing to take a backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be! With a little bit of intention and preparation, you can come out on the other side having maintained that good balance, and you will be so glad you did!