Chronic Macro Tracking Gone Wrong…

My latest article was just published over at DrJohnRusin.com, and it is one that I am very honored and proud to have written for him and his team.

CLICK HERE TO READ IT!

Those of you who know me or work with me might find yourselves scratching your heads a bit though, saying “Mike, I thought you were a fan of macro tracking?”

Yes – I am, to an extent, and as one of many tools that can be used.

As stated in the article,

Tracking macros can be a great tool. It is one of many tools that can help to fix a broken relationship with food and to improve one’s health. But like any other tool, you shouldn’t have to keep using it for a lifetime.

Initially, tracking food intake either with a basic food journal or macros tracking can be used to determine an objective and reliable starting point. It is a great way to learn about what food contribute to carbs, proteins, and fats. Macro tracking is also a great way to see how quickly calorie dense options can add up, or how a few little bites here and there throughout the day can add up to be more calories than a meal.

Over the course of tracking macros, one must learn and soak up this information, with the eventual intent on building off of it and creating a plan that is truly sustainable for a lifetime, without having to rely on your food scale and an app on your phone to log every single thing. This is why macro tracking is not a “diet” but rather a form of lifestyle education.

Read more to see where it goes wrong, and how one should expect to function, work, and thrive for a lifetime without tracking your food every single bite!

 

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Stay healthy my friends,