Macros are a useful tool unless you abuse the hell out of them.
I literally can’t stress this enough. In a world that stresses inflexibility and set meal plans, macros are designed for long-term, lifestyle flexibility.
The whole point of using macros AS A TOOL for weight loss, maintenance, and #gains is to give you more food options, increased flexibility, and provide data about what you are eating and how it can help you get to your body composition goals.
You should be able to eat egg whites and donuts, grilled chicken and milkshakes, carrots and cake! <— see what I did there? Haha!
Macros are supposed to fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. Your lifestyle should not be controlled by them. (If you feel this way, macros might not be for you and that’s TOTALLY okay!)
If you want to go to that wedding and enjoy a full-sized piece of cake, simply move your macros around that day to accommodate for it. Even if you can’t get a precise protein, fat, or carb count for it, macros should ideally allow you to enjoy that cake guilt-free.
Don’t become a macro robot. YOU control your macros, not the other way around. And it’s up to you to incorporate the foods you love.
My new cookbook, The Everything Macro Cookbook, with over 300 macro-friendly recipes, comes out next TUESDAY, August 4th!! And you preorder right now, you’ll also get The Everything Macro Companion Guide ($750 value) for FREE!