Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Maybe you need to change it up!

Clean eating, training, and STILL gaining weight? What gives? Sorry to say but our bodies are very picky. You dedicated yourself to train hard, you are making good food choices yet your stuck. Why is this happening? For lack of better words, you might need to reevaluate your nutrition program you are following right now.
If you didn't already, cut out the processed foods. Teach your body to crave foods that the earth makes. If you follow the rules of 5 ingredients or less, you are on a better nutritional plan than before.
Next. what are you tracking ? I find that so many people are worried about calories but not worried about macro-nutrients. Yes calories are important however, how much protein, carbs and fats you eat have more value on your nutritional intake. Make sure you are tracking your food. Being 100% honest with yourself and your nutrition will help you lose those last few stubborn pounds.
This leads to my next point, just because it's healthy doesn't mean you can eat it in copious amounts of it. Truth of the matter is that your body sees macros, it doesn't matter if its from protein, carbs, and fats of healthy or unhealthy sources. You eat oats, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, sweet potatoes, almonds, brown rice, chicken breast, turkey breast, ground bison, quinoa, broccoli, blueberries, apples, banana and drink almond milk. ALL these foods are healthy, so what's the problem you think???
The math has to be made. TOO much of TOO many things COMBINED no matter HOW healthy = EXCESS calories and macros. And guess what? Anything in excess leads to unwanted body fat and that is opposite of what you want to happen.
So what can you do? Well first off, start counting and tracking your food intake. That is the most important thing you can do. See where your calories are coming from and then go from there. IF you notice you are not eating enough protein, make sure you make adjustments for that. If you are eating too little overall calories that also needs to be adjusted. Finding the right balance of protein, carbs and fats for your body to lose weight is needed for your fat loss success !

Need help? Contact me today for nutritional guidance and macro coaching to get you the results you want !

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