Eating for fitness..... the truth

From the feedback I'm getting, I know that it can be hard to imagine a life where you are constantly sticking to eating rules, I can understand that. Yes while I 'count' my macros every day, I probably stick to them around 80-90% of the time..... some times I'm trying to gain muscle so the aim is to eat my maximum macros and a little more, sometimes I'm trying to lose body fat so I have to be well behaved. It might sound extreme but it is VERY manageable if you resistance train, and let's be fair, this is pretty similar to someone who is 'on a diet' or following Weight Watcher's or Slimming World - the main difference there is that counting macros is made for people who exercise and is based on an almost exact science. We are all monitoring what we eat to find a level of equilibrium at which we are content with the physical appearance (and in my case, performance) of our bodies.

So, back to the beginning.... what are macros? They are macronutrients... the big food groups.... carbs, protein and fats. I'm not going to write a massive technical article on these... you can find info and the base formulas for calculating your macros on almost any fitness site in the history of the world. What I am going to say is, it's basically healthy eating but with precision. I wouldn't recommend counting macros to every person who comes to talk to me about their nutrition, I think it's unnecessary for some people. Healthy eating shouldn't be that much of a big deal. But for some people it is. Some people don't understand how much is too much, they don't know what the food groups reall