What is Macronutrients
Fat, protein and carbohydrates! The main ingredients for life these nutrients fuel our bodies to be able to do everything we love. However, how we balance them is entirely dependent upon each individual and their lifestyle. Maybe you're someone who needs higher fat throughout your day to not get hangry. Maybe you need a pick me up of healthy carbs in the morning to boost into productivity. Find the right balance and life gets just that much easier.
As a trainer I often get people who come to me to try to lose weight. That's cool if that's your goal however, we need to understand that plain weight loss has to do with two major things. First of all, losing weight of any kind but ideally fat loss simply requires a caloric deficit. Burn more calories than you eat and you will burn fat. Plain and simple though frustratingly challenging. The second issue is why you feel you need to lose weight in the first place. Be it instructions from your doctor or that you don't like what you see in the mirror. Either way realize that whatever excess unwanted weight you have is a symptom of something, usually emotional, and not the cause. So a big part of any weight loss journey is going to be some self awareness and self-care work to figure out why, or many cases what, you are feeling and how that is affecting your choices when it comes to food and exercise. This is why a good coach is important.
What is Micronutrients
Vitamins, minerals and my personal favorite superfoods PHYTONUTRIENTS! These kinds of nutrients can help so many areas of our lives including our mood, help with depression, decrease chronic pain and inflammation, they can even aid in digestion, as well as the prevention and treatment of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. These guys pack a punch and are often found in nutritional dense foods that happen to be light on calories so you can eat as much as you'd like to feel full and satisfied without feeling overstuffed or bloated.
If you struggle with emotional eating, please know you are not alone. Also know that it is perfectly normal. Our bodies are constantly trying to tell us things and sometimes it can feel overwhelming to feel certain things. It is often easier to find things to make us feel better rather than addressing what we are actually feeling. What makes things more confusing is that sometimes our perceptions of ourselves can be different from our actual reality. Stress, emotional pain or big life changes can all effect how we see our selves and our bodies in particular. By reconnecting physically and emotionally to ourselves we can make food and movement choices that lead us to feeling better while also indulging in treats or self care habits without guilt.