Macros (macronutrients) consist of protein, carbs, and fats.
Macro tracking has been a method used for decades now in which a certain amount of grams of each macronutrient is prescribed.
And the mommas on our Momma Macro Method are able to get lean at an expedited rate (1-3lbs of fat loss per week), maintain their results, and have a flexible diet that allows them to eat out, drink alcohol, and eat fun foods.
Much more than any diet
Why is this?
Both physiological and psychological reasons play into this, and I'll break them down here:
1️⃣ There is an optimal amount of protein, carbs, and fats that will be different for each mom's body type and goals
👉 Especially for insulin sensitivity, which is important in the beginning of your fat loss journey, different ratios of protein, carbs, and fats will affect your hormones as well as your metabolism. Too low of carbs will tank your recovery. Too high of fats will inflame the crap out of you. Too much protein is bad for your kidneys and too low is bad for your metabolism. Each mom's body responds very differently to various ratios as well as total gross intake.
2️⃣ Calorie deficit optimization
👉 Many companies hide calories as "sugar alcohols" or "fiber," but they can't hide the carbs. Some brands even hide up to 250 calories i've seen. Protein = 4 calories. Carbs = 4 calories. Fat = 9 calories. Tracking macros will give you the EXACT calorie number instead of a ballpark.
3️⃣ Flexible dieting is EASY to adhere to
👉 99% of diets are restrictive. Telling you exactly what to eat, how much of it to eat, not allowing cheat foods or meals out. This deprivation will lead to all in/all out, binges, or just massive deviations. Having a flexible diet using macros will allow you to EASILY adhere to your nutrition for long term results.
4️⃣ Metabolic Priming
👉 Moms that come into our program are either over exercising, not eating enough, or both. Taking our mommas thru metabolic priming (which you can only do if you're tracking your macro targets) will boost their metabolism and allow them to eat more food WHILE still burning body fat.
5️⃣ When you control the variables, you control the outcome
👉 Calorie counting is one variable. Macros are 3 variables. The more variables we can control, the better we can control the outcome (your rate of fat loss, health, and energy levels). We can also take the emotion out of it when we focus on the objective measurements instead of guessing our way to fat loss like Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, Whole 30, basically every diet under the sun, does.
You can't just jump into macros, it's definitely a skill.
Even the moms who enter our program we don't put right into macros.
We focus on coaching the foundation of macros first, and then slowly layer them in for our metabolic momma clients.