What I Ate Today On A Regular Macro Day | FASTer Way To Fat Loss Food Log
I've explained how I carb-cycle in a recent blog post, but what does a Low-Carb or a Regular Macro Day typically look like? Last week I took pictures of what I ate throughout a Regular Macro day to give you an idea.
The way I cycle my macro split changes monthly; I'm currently eating Low Carb Macros on Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesday thru Sunday, I eat Regular Macros. My day usually starts with black coffee or pre-workout to give me a little boost before I start my my morning workout. Because I follow the 16:8 Intermittent Fasting protocol, I make sure that whatever I consume before noon is below 50 calories and doesn't contain any carbohydrates or fiber. I'll share more about my thoughts on Intermittent Fasting in an upcoming blog post. Knowing that I'm going to be giving my body some glucose later (which will help build and repair my muscle tissue) I will do my heavy lifting workouts on those Regular Macro Days.
A Typical Regular Macro Day
Drink 1-2 cups of Black Coffee
*Right now I am really enjoying Black Rifle Coffee Company
Workout: Train Heavy!
Chia Gluten-Free Oats with Berries
100% Liquid Egg Whites (not shown)
FASTer Way Banana & Cherry Protein Smoothie
Late Lunch: 4pm
4oz Canned Sockeye Salmon
(2) Rice Cakes
Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: 5pm
Matcha Green Tea in water
Dinner with the Family: 7pm
Cucumber & Avocado Salad
I've logged the macros in the photos above, but understand macros are very bioindividual which means you're macros might look a bit different than mine. However, this gives you an idea on how I space my meals out and take the total grams of fat (for example) that I need for the day and sprinkle them throughout the day. Same goes for my protein and carbohydrates. Never will you see one meal of just one macronutrient. This helps with satiety and blood sugar regulation.
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Imagine setting a goal for yourself today. You’re excited, pumped, SUPER motivated!! Then, two months pass and you realize you’re not quite where you hoped to be. Now what?
How do you make adjustments in your activity and dietary lifestyle to ensure you’ll reap the results from your efforts? What should you do moving forward?
This is where TRACKING is the game changer. Tracking is data! If you had tracked your steps, workouts, macros, water intake, sleep, etc. for the past two months then you would know exactly where you’re excelling and where you could use some readjusting.
This is what I help my clients do! We establish a starting point and begin our success journey from there. Without tracking you have no idea if you’re eating too much or too little. Too many carbs? Too little carbs? Too much fat? Not enough fat? Enough protein? We just don’t know. We’re guessing.
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