MACRO-FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DINNER FOR TWO

Any holiday is a good excuse for us to loosen up on tracking and say I’ll get back to it tomorrow. BUT, with a little bit of planning and pre-tracking, you can have a full day of eating AND a yummy home-cooked meal with your Valentine without compromising your nutrition goals.

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s and cooking for you and your honey, try this easy, 3-course macro-friendly meal for two!

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DIY MACRO CHALLENGE RECAP

We know it’s not feasible for everyone to have a nutrition coach, so we created the DIY Macro Challenge to give you all the tools you need to take control of your nutrition on your own terms. The goal was not to create a quick weight loss challenge, but to provide an opportunity to challenge yourself to build the habits necessary to create long term, sustainable change and give you the tools to make those changes happen. As coaches, we found it important to follow along with the challenge and this week’s post is about sharing our experiences with you.

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EATING FOR YOUR GOALS

As coaches, we care about goals. Like A LOT. We can’t create a nutrition game plan for you without a clear idea of what your goals are. More importantly, you won’t meet or even surpass your goals without a clear idea of what you’re working towards either.

Whether you already made a plan for the New Year or are still feeling a little lost, it’s never a bad time to take a step back and reevaluate your goals If you’re unsure of where to even begin, today’s post will help you create a clear and specific goal so you can have clear action plan to make them happen.

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TOP 5: TIPS FOR TRACKING YOUR MACROS LIKE A PRO

Whether you’re new to tracking your macros or have been doing it for a while, some weeks can be tough and frustrating. You may feel like you’re constantly playing macro tetris and can’t figure out how to hit your numbers without pounding protein shakes or having every single meal and snack portioned out in a tupperware. Maybe you’re just feeling bored with the process and becoming a little lax with your tracking. If you’re having an off week or feeling overwhelmed as you get the hang of tracking, taking a little extra time to set yourself up for a good week can make all the difference.

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RECIPE: CROCK-POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

This shredded chicken is one of my go-to batch prep recipes because it is so quick and easy to make and can be prepared on Sunday to last you a whole week of meals. You can use it in salads or wraps for lunches or add it to any dinner recipe that calls for chicken.

You can find this recipe, along with 6 different dinners and lunches that use this shredded chicken as the main ingredient, in the Everyday Macros Cookbook located inside The Good Stuff.

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SKIP THE QUICK FIX AND FOCUS ON LASTING CHANGE

The fitness industry thrives on quick fixes. From challenges promising you’ll “lose ten pounds in a week” and “melt fat in 21 days” to fitness products guaranteeing a six-pack overnight. But here’s the problem: quick fixes turn us into quitters. We don’t need short timelines and restrictive rules; creating lasting change requires knowledge and skills that allow you to make small changes, consistently, over time.

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5 WAYS TO MAKE ANY RECIPE MORE MACRO-FRIENDLY

As much as I love a traditional family recipe, when you’re tracking your macros or simply trying to be conscious of your nutrition choices, traditional recipes may not exactly “fit your macros.” Today’s post is here as a quick guide of ways to make healthier, more macro-friendly versions of your favorite recipes using simple ingredient substitutions.

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MACRO-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING RECIPES

The holidays bring about lots of time with friends and family and with that usually comes lots of food. Don’t let anxiety about your food at to your holiday stress this season. We’ve got you covered with these healthier macro-friendly versions of all your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Your family won’t even know the difference and you can enjoy your meal, guilt-free.

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