In Nov 2014 I posted a blog about Macronutrients. Here’s the link for that post if you’re interested to read it.
Well I did it for a few days and dropped it like a hot potato. It’s was difficult to maintain. So I went back to low carb and I’ve been struggling ever since and I haven’t lost any weight in the process.
Now I feel I have a better understanding of Macro dieting and I can see that my calories were too low back in Nov when I tried it. I’m still in the learning process but I’m doing much better so far, I’m on day 4 and I’m excited for whats to come. I’m still keeping my carbs low, (wheat doesn’t agree with me) my carbs are mostly from fruits & veggies, I don’t even crave bread or pasta. I do love my Zoodles though :-)
Basically Macro Counting is eating a chicken wrap, protein bars and the occasional pizza, with of course my grilled chicken, egg whites, fruit, and spinach salads. Getting in my nutrients but fitting in foods I love and cravings when I need too. It is doable without eliminating food groups and going through fad diets! It’s made to fit your body, it’s not a one size fits all diet.
Trust the process and stop looking for the fastest results possible, it takes time and consistency no matter what method you choose to do at the end of the day.Well to make things simple I came across this awesome macronutrient calculator.
Here’s what my Macros breakdown for a low carb diet with 1790 calories per day intake.
Protein 45% (201 grams per day) (27 grams per meal)
Fat 30% (60 grams per day) (8 grams per meal)
Carbs 25% (112 grams per day) (15 grams per meal)
I went even further and calculated what I need for 3 meals and 2 snacks for the day. I used Fitwatch calories per meal tool.
3 MEALS PER DAY, PLUS 2 SNACKS
Suggested meal sizes for eating 1790 calories a day, using a ratio of 45% protein, 30% fat, 25% carbs, by eating 3 meals and 2 snacks.
Meal 1: Breakfast 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)
Snack 1: 224 calories (25g protein, 7g fat, 14g carbs,)
Meal 2: Lunch 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)
Snack 2:224 calories (25g protein, 7g fat, 14g carbs,)
Meal 3: Dinner 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)
Fitwatch also has a weight loss target calculator, so for fun I entered my digits and it calculated that I should reach my goal weight by Feb 1, 2016 That will be a 30 lb loss. Keeping my fingers crossed and I’m giving it my all, hopefully there won’t be too many distracts along the way.