Calculating your Maros

The problem with My Fitness Pal My Fitness Pal really screwed up my eating. The first time I signed up for MFP it told me I needed to eat 1400 calories a day to lose 1 pound a week. In reality 1400 calories was not enough food and completely unsustainable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I do think MFP can be super helpful …

Which is better for weight loss?

Screw perfection, sometimes you’re just trying to make the best possible choice at the time. It isn’t always about what is better but what is realistic. When hungry strikes and I’m out, I’d rather eat the protein/granola bar in my bag instead of grabbing something snacky and calorie dense. Sure, it would be great if I always planned ahead and …

Avoiding Hunger while Dieting

278 CALS (529 grams of food) vs. 192 CALS (207 grams of food). Dieting/cutting back doesn’t mean being hungry all the time. I’ve eaten the left meal plenty of times before and generally within 30 minutes i’m hungry again. So, instead of setting myself to seek out more food within the hour, I prefer to increase the volume of my …

FAQs – macros, weight loss, calories, alcohol, meal prepping and more!

The above video answers all the questions below: I included specifc times so you can skip ahead to what you actually want to know! =) 1. Do you need to count calories or macros to lose weight? [00:32] 2. What your current workout routine? [2:20] 3. Is cardio necessary to lose weight? [2:25] 4. How do you prevent your veggies …

Is X food good for weight loss?

People always ask me, “Is x food good for weight loss?” and my answer is always, “It depends. “Shakes are a great example of something that can work for everyone. Depending on what you add, and how much you add, a smoothie/protein shake can be great for weight loss/gain or maintenance. They can also used as a snack or to …

Meal Prepping for Two

Two different ways to meal prep for two I’ve seen a lot of “his” and “her” meals with pretty different calories, and I’m always like, “I want his” haha! For the last couple of months, I make our meals identical despite Vitali being taller and weighting 45 pounds more than me. I find it so much easier to meal prep …

“Help, I”m struggling to lose weight!”

With summer approaching I’ve been getting a lot of DMs from people struggling to lose weight. “I’m not losing weight even though i’m only eating X calories.” Some of these involve some incredibly extreme calories like 1000 or 1200 calories a day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In my experience, the reason most people don’t lose weight is because they aren’t actually in a …

Should you weigh your food?

You absolutely do not have to weigh your food to get results. In fact, unless I’m specifically working towards something, I eyeball my portion sizes based on what I know from tracking macros for so long. It’s also super important to consider on your relationship with food before you start weighing things. If you struggle with a healthy body image …