What I Ate In A Day + My #1 Macro-Tracking Tip

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi, guys!

Just wanted to pop in and share a “what I ate in a day” blog post as well as my #1 tip for macro-counting, which makes tracking so much easier. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Breakfast: Homemade blue cheese turkey burger (just ground turkey, blue cheese, salt, and pepper baked in the oven) with arugula and Anne’s Dijon Mustard

After breakfast, I got Quinn ready for school, dropped him off, and then headed to OPEX for a workout.

After my workout, I spent a few hours at Rosa Farms working before heading home to take a shower and make lunch. I was more than ready to eat!

Lunch: Garlic drumsticks with roasted carrots, arugula, and avocado

After lunch, I got right back to work. Somehow, it’s already May, and I haven’t tracked any of my income or expenses for the year, so I popped into QuickBooks Self-Employed to settle up. If you’re self-employed and don’t have any sort of book/record-keeping in place, I highly recommend this service. It makes it soooo easy for you to track your income and categorize your expenses – it evens connects to your bank accounts and credit cards, so you don’t have to input any data. It also gives you “tasks” to do at the end of the year, which makes tax time a breeze! Big fan! #randomtangent

Snack: Rice cake with avocado, Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, and veggies

Dinner: Shredded lemon artichoke chicken (recipe coming soon to CNC) over broccoli, cabbage & carrot slaw (from Trader Joe’s)

Dessert: All the Seeds Protein Balls + La Croix coconut seltzer + a couple of handfuls of Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips (not pictured)

I actually tracked my macros this day. I didn’t hit my goals (I never do), but I came pretty close. For me, planning my macros ahead of time typically ensures that I come pretty darn close to meeting my goals for the day – and it’s easy to do! When you’re laying in bed at night, open up MyFitnessPal and swipe to the next day. Enter in everything you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner, post-workout snack, etc. and adjust as necessary to hit your goals. Of
course, the next day, if you need to adjust a little bit here and there, that’s totally ok. What you set up ahead of time is an awesome plan and takes the work out of eating and planning. Now, all you have to do is follow it!

Pro tip: Pre-plan 2-3 days for the entire week and then rotate them. There’s no need to plan out (and prep for) 7 different days with all new meals and snacks. You can always make tweaks, but the base of your plan is set. This will save you time and help you stick to your plan!

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