Why I’m ditching macros.

If you’ve been reading my blog (thank you!) you’ll know that I’ve recently been tracking my macros. I’ve upped my carbs, lowered my carbs, increased my fats and proteins –> I’ve basically done every combination possible.

But after 3 months, I’m still not really seeing a difference and I think macro tracking may be a reason.

Quite often I’ve been under my macros so I’ve had evening snacks to try and hit them –> even if I haven’t been hungry. I’ve stopped listening to my body and started eating because of what my fitness pal says. There are days where I’ve really fancied something but it hasn’t fitted in so I’ve left it –> then the next day I make sure that’s the first thing I eat and I struggle for the rest of the day. It’s also boring and tedious –> if you love to eat the same thing every single day then it’s great but if you want a bit of variety, it means a lot of weighing and calculating!

So I’ve decided to stop macro tracking and start actually listening to what my body wants and needs. If I’m hungry, I’ll eat. If one day my body craves carbs, then I’ll feed it carbs. If it doesn’t, then I won’t.

It also means that meals like this can be enjoyed again:

I’m not a very regular eater –> there are some days where I really don’t fancy breakfast and others where I cannot function past 8 because I’m so hungry. By not macro counting I don’t feel pressure to eat at certain times.

I’m going to stop macro tracking for 3 months and see if it makes a difference –> it may be that macro tracking means I don’t put on weight, who knows. I’ll be brutally honest and let you guys know how I get on and what’s working well.

So here’s to the next chapter of this journey –> a much freer, relaxed approach. I haven’t yet found an approach that works for me but that’s not going to stop me, it’s all trial and error. I need to find something that is sustainable and in all honesty, I don’t think that is macro tracking for me!

Has anyone else tried macro counting? What did you think?

L x

 

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