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This week, we dive into the world of macros, a popular dietary approach that involves tracking and hitting specific targets for protein, carbohydrates, and fat.

While macros can be effective for some, we’ll explore several common myths and misconceptions surrounding this method, shedding light on the potential pitfalls and limitations.

Expect to Learn:

  • The truth behind the idea of “hitting triple zeros” and why obsessive precision may lead to disordered eating habits.
  • Whether the “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) mentality truly allows for unrestricted food choices, or if quality should still be a consideration.
  • Why constantly tweaking macronutrient ratios may not be the solution to achieving desired body composition goals.
  • The potential drawbacks of blindly adhering to the “one gram of protein per pound” rule, and how individual needs may vary.
  • The importance of listening to hunger cues and allowing for flexibility, rather than rigidly hitting macro targets every day.

Referenced Podcasts:

on the 4 Ways to Optimize Your Diet
on Explaining the Three Pillars Method™ (with Rory McKernan)
on Figuring Out the Right Amount to Eat

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