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The Power of your Plate

WHAT ARE MACROS

Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

If you're on a journey to better health and fitness, you've probably come across the term "macros" or macronutrients. Macros—comprising carbohydrates, protein, and fat—are the building blocks of our nutrition, and paying attention to their balance can yield incredible results. Whether you're a busy mom, a businesswoman, or anyone striving to take control of your health, understanding and incorporating macros into your diet can be a game-changer.


Why Macros Matter


First and foremost, macros are essential because they offer a comprehensive approach to nutrition. When you balance these macronutrients effectively, you can reap numerous benefits:

  • Fullness: A well-balanced macro intake helps you feel satisfied and reduces the urge to overeat or snack excessively between meals.
  • Less Cravings: Managing macros can help curb those pesky sugar and junk food cravings, making it easier to stick to a healthier eating plan.
  • More Energy: Proper macro distribution can provide a sustained source of energy throughout the day, helping you stay alert and productive.
  • A Better Metabolism: Macros play a vital role in regulating your metabolism, which, in turn, affects how your body processes and stores energy.
  • Results from the Gym: If you're hitting the gym or engaging in any form of physical activity, macros can enhance your workout performance and recovery.


You're Not a Bodybuilder or Elite Athlete


Now, it's essential to clarify that you don't need to be a bodybuilder or elite athlete to benefit from understanding macros. These principles can apply to anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. You don't have to live your life meticulously tracking every bite with a nutrition app; instead, you can use a simpler approach—your plate.


Harnessing the Power of Your Plate


Your plate can be your best ally in achieving balanced macros without the complexity of tracking every gram of food. Here's how you can make it work for you:

  1. Plan Your Day Before It Starts: Take a few minutes in the morning to decide what you'll eat for meals and snacks throughout the day. Ensure that your meals and snacks are balanced in terms of carbs, protein, and fat. This proactive approach not only saves mental space but also establishes dietary consistency, making it easier to maintain a healthy eating pattern.
  2. Eat More Protein: One of the most significant game-changers when it comes to macros is increasing your protein intake. Protein isn't just for bodybuilders; it can benefit everyone. It enhances your mood, reduces feelings of hunger (goodbye, "hangry" moments), minimizes cravings, supports your progress towards health and fitness goals, and boosts your energy levels. Aim to allocate about 1/4 to 1/3 of your plate to protein-rich foods.


Simplify Your Nutrition with the Meal Kit Method


As a busy mom, simplifying your life and nutrition is likely a top priority. That's why the Meal Kit Method was created—to ease the stress around mealtime and keep you and your family healthy. This method offers over 70 easy meal kit ideas, all with five ingredients or less, suitable for families and picky eaters.


Ready to simplify your life, take control of your nutrition, and crush your health and fitness goals? Visit my "MEAL KIT" website here to receive more information about the Meal Kit Method booklet. 


It's time to make balanced macros and simplified nutrition a part of your journey towards a healthier, happier you.

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