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Since I started counting Macros the number one question I’m asked is – What do/can you eat? The answer typically is – Anything I want! Of course, it has to fit within my numbers, but nothing is really off limits.
Let’s get real for a minute. I use to think oh I shouldn’t eat this or that and avocado is healthy. The fact of the matter is sugar is sugar and fat is fat. While avocado is a “good” fat it’s still fat. So if you’re eating a half a medium avocado a day (which I use to between breakfast and lunch) you’re eating roughly 11 grams of fat! Yup, I bet you didn’t know that because I surely didn’t. I’m not saying don’t eat it I’m just saying it’s time to think about the amount of foods you’re eating throughout the day.
Before I started counting macros I was high on carbs and fat, but now I’m balanced. Once I started eating a balanced ratio I started to see a shift not only in weight, but overall body composition. I should also mention I feel amazing, my skins looks better than ever and my body is processing food efficiently.
So you want to know what I eat? During the week I’m pretty boring, but here’s roughly what my day looks like:
Slice Sourdough toast
.40 oz unsalted butter
92 grams eggs whites (from 2-3 eggs), salt + pepper to taste
1-2 tbsp salsa
1 cup coffee
2 tbsp vanilla coconut creamer
(most days there’s a second cup of coffee and I always build it in as a just in case)
1.5 oz baby spinach
50g diced bell pepper
2 oz diced cucumber
1 hard boiled egg (sometimes no yolk — depending if I have the extra fat)
3 oz shredded chicken
2 tbsp boathouse dressing
133g roasted sweet potatoes
100g Roasted Broccoli
5 oz Shredded or Grilled Chicken
2 tbsp hot salsa
Protein Shake (43g Amazing Grass, 1 oz spinach, 1 oz strawberries, 1 cup water and a few ice cubes)
Red Top Plain greek Yogurt topped with 1 oz strawberries and 1 tsp honey or Chocolate PB2
2 – Caramel Rice Cakes
Currently, I try to hit the following numbers: 150g Carbs, 42 grams Fat and 115g protein totaling 1,438 calories. This will change as we shift from the “cut” phase to the “rebuilding” phase.
Alright, I challenge you to track your food for a day and to see what you’re really eating. Be honest with yourself. Is it balanced? Are you eating enough food? Maybe you’re overeating?
Have any other questions about macros or my workouts just comment below.