***This was recently sent out as a newsletter to my subscribers, but I felt that it was worth sharing with more people***
You may hear me talk a lot about calories in, calories out, macros, grams, blah blah blah…
Truth is, that stuff does matter. However – for some, it might not be the right start point or the right conversation to be had.
I met with a young man a few weeks ago. His mom was worried about him losing weight – and not being heavy enough. He is VERY active, always on the go, and participating in multiple sports. His doctor told him – you cannot and should not lose any more weight.
After our initial consult, did I tell him “well you need 30 more grams of fat, 50 more grams of protein…”? Nope.
I looked at his nutrition recall and said “okay, what you ate here – eat two of them. What you ate here, add another scoop…” simple fixes to what he already eats.
Driving into numbers and macros would not have been the appropriate step in this guys plan – and it may never be!
How about another example.
One of my rockstar clients has come a VERY long way since we started working together. She has improved in so many aspects of her life, and health that sometimes I need to remind her of how far she has come.
Recently though, she hit a little bump in the road and put on a couple pounds – and she knew why. Busy life, weird schedule, and other things just overcame her focus on nutrition. So instead of panicking and saying “ah screw it, this is hard” – like many people do… we sat down for a 20-minute chat 🙂
After talking about her current situation, we determined that her biggest “issue” at the moment was dinners. So we came up with a “template” for her. This is her specific goal, as to what her plate should look like at most dinners of the week.
So why not just tell her to eat fewer calories, and adjust her macros?
Because sometimes a simple fix is all you need – like making one little rule for one meal (she’s already back down 2 pounds already BTW.)
This is a huge part of nutrition coaching that often goes unknown.
There are so many “coaches” out there who can spit out calorie and macro numbers. There are so many websites that will actually give that to you for free…However, getting your numbers dialed in is only a small part of the true process of nutrition, and it might not even be a part for you!
If you feel lost in the world of nutrition, and need some guidance – now is the time to start. My online group is filling up, and at a fraction of the cost of one on one coaching, I don’t think it will be open much longer…
To apply for the group – please follow this link – https://mgfitlife.com/online-wellness-group/
Stay healthy my friends,