– Get the right Macros for your Goals
HIIT MAX: Shred 60: to shape up your diet plan? If youve been reading about nutrition, youve likely heard the term macro, along with the words proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fats tossed around over and over again.
You have a good idea of what these mean, but when it comes to setting these up in your diet, youre confused as ever.
Some sources say you should be eating 30% protein in your diet while others say 1 gram per pound is the right number to hit. And when it comes to carbohydrates, the advice is all over the map.
Dont feel confused by this. In terms of structuring your macronutrient intake, its never a black and white picture.
Not only do you need to consider what your goals are be it fat loss, muscle building, aerobic improvement, and so on, but you also need to consider the workouts you are doing.
An intense weight lifting program is going to require far different types of macros in a day than an easier going cardio workout will.
Customization is key.
This said, lets back up a moment.
The Real Secret To Beginner Fat Loss Success
Before you let all this confusion regarding macros overwhelm you, its time to forget about it.
Thats right. The biggest mistake I see beginners who are looking for fat loss making is getting too wrapped up in the details.
It isnt going to matter if you are consuming 100 grams of carbs or 150 grams of carbs per day if those carbs are coming from white bread, sugary cereals, and processed foods. In either scenario, you will not be seeing results.
Until you get the basics down first that is, sound nutrition coming from wholesome foods, your macros simply dont matter.
As a beginner, you can see dramatic success a major transformation even if you just focus on eating the right foods. Only once youve done this for 60 days and feel confident you can make wise food choices wherever you go, should you begin worrying about macros.
Perfecting Step 1
So I challenge you, for 60 days, to eat a completely clean and natural diet. This means choosing lean protein sources, plenty of vegetables, small doses of nuts and seeds, along with moderate amounts of fruit. Opt for berries for the best results as these are rich in antioxidants and lowest on the GI scale.
Add small doses of complex carbohydrates from white rice, quinoa, and sweet potato around your workout periods to fuel your muscles and you will be all set.
This also means cutting out any forms of sugar and processed carbs, staying away from all deep fried foods or those high in unhealthy saturated fat, as well as forgoing all alcohol for this 60 day time frame.
Once you have achieved this, then well talk about macros. But for now, this is the bigger priority and should be your only focus as it pertains to nutrition.
If you need help knowing which foods are allowed and which arent, pick up one of my programs and follow the macro list & grocery guide included. If you eat all the foods on this list and thats all you worry about, I promise you, youll be loving how you look and feel in no time.
As always for following me, and giving me the opportunity to do what I love.