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If you’ve done the #800gChallenge® and you’re looking for what’s next, you’re in the right spot!

It’s time to add protein to the diet.

Continue to do the 800gChallenge®, eating 800 grams by weight of the fruits and vegetables of your choice per day.

Add a protein target of 0.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight. This combination of the #800gChallenge® plus a protein target is called Lazy Macros®.

Continue to eat whatever else you want. Still no restrictions, just additions.

A simple way to accomplish this is target 270g (~2 cups) of fruits or veggies and 30-50g of protein at each of 3 main meals.

If you’ve done the #800gChallenge® and you’re looking for what’s next, you’re in the right spot!

It’s time to add protein to the diet in the same simple way as fruits and veggies: focus on addition, not restriction without complicated rules and micromanaging your food choices.

Why protein? It’s essential for weight, health, and fitness goals and tends to be underrepresented in most diets.

This combination of doing the #800gChallenge® plus adding a protein target is dubbed: Lazy Macros®. The macros diet is where you weigh and measure everything you eat to hit certain macronutrient targets. It’s incredibly effective due to the precision it brings.

It’s also a lot of work.

Some of us would prefer … a little less work.

Call us “lazy,” fine enough, but what IF we can get most of the results without all the work?

Track on your fruits, veggies, and protein consumption, which are underrepresented in our modern diets abundant with processed carbs and fat. Adding the foods we tend to undereat to the diet *should* lower the foods we overeat.

Never know ‘til you try! Welcome to Lazy Macros®.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your fellow health seekers asked these questions.

Sure. Most people will find success in the range of 0.7 - 1.0 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. All too often, however, people think they need more before they are consistent. At the 0.7 target is consistent with improved outcomes for health, body composition, and improved fitness. 

It is based off of current weight, unless you are 20 pounds or more away from your target weight. In that case, use your target weight as the protein amount will likely feel insurmountable. 

We are not tracking it! That doesn't mean it doesn't matter, it's just that this is an approximation system to get the total diet quality and quantity in line. If we added another variable to track, like fat, it wouldn't be very "lazy."

Plenty more frequently asked questions answered in the e-book!


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