You can expect me to answer your emails within 24 hours, be available for questions via iMessage, reassess your numbers each week, and help you reach your health and fitness goals!
You are expected to weigh/measure your food, use MyFitnessPal to log it, and check in with me once a week. You are expected to be HONEST about your check ins so I can accurately assess your progress and age plan how to move forward.
MyFitnessPal is a food tracking app has a setting where you can create recipes, import recipes, scan the labels of packaged foods, and look up nutritional info of chain restaurants. It makes it INCREDIBLY easy to know what's going into your body and plan your food intake.
We track macros on a user friendly app called MyFitnessPal. It's FREE and very easy to use once you get the hang of it.
I try to avoid this as much as possible because meal plans do not TEACH you about food. As soon as you deviate away from them, your success also deviates. For beginners, I will happily create a meal plan for you so that you can get used to tracking. However, once I feel you are sufficient at tracking, I will expect you to spread your wings and create your OWN meal plans.
Macros are the 3 basic components of food: carbs, fats and proteins. These 3 components are made of calories. Carbs are 4 calories/gram, protein is 4 calories/gram, and fats are 9 calories/gram.
In essence they are the same thing – carbs, fats, and proteins ARE calories. That being said, when you count calories you just have a caloric goal to stay under which can lead to nutrient deficits, poor energy, and poor body composition. When we count macros, you have a goal (in grams) for carbs, fats, and proteins. It is proven to be the MOST effective way to change your body composition and make sure you are fuelling yourself correctly.
Everyone’s nutritional needs will be different based on your age, height, gender, activity level, weight, and total daily energy expenditure which means everyone’s macros are unique to them. There is no “copy and paste” methodology when you work with me – it is a completely individualized program!
In short – no. This is purely a nutrition-based program. It works best if used in conjunction with exercise, but it is not mandatory.
YES!! This is the beauty of counting macros. You are not confined to a specific meal plan. YOU get to pick which foods you eat as long as it fits within your daily numbers.