I went over my macros last night……. and nothing bad happened.
I am not a bad person.
I didn’t become fat.
In fact, what happened is, I had an amazing time; with amazing people and enjoyed eating foods I wouldn’t make myself.
I use MFP as a tool to track my macronutrients and micronutrients.
I have numbers to be guided by, not ruled by.
That’s what competition prep requires of me.
Rigidity and routine.
That’s what it takes to be the best and reach single digits body fat.
That’s why I choose to track my macros, because it gives me the opportunity to be flexible within boundaries.
So what are my boundaries?
While I have a daily calorie budget I also have a weekly calorie budget.
Staying within my daily OR weekly calorie budget
Allows me to plan around my social events and when I can have a lower calorie day(s) to make up for social events.
Level One: The Gold Standard- hit my protein, fat and carbs within 2-5g of my targets and stay within my calories.
Level Two: - stay within my calories, hit my protein target within 2-5g and then have flexibility between my fats and carbs. This works particularly well on holidays!
Level 3: (which I rarely do but still an option) is just stay within the boundaries of my calories.
All of the above require some sort of tracking, but none of them are all or nothing.
Remember tracking is a tool, not an obsession.Having flexibility and learning tools you can use to stay on track is empowering.
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