Crunching calories and macros can be a total headache, but it doesn’t have to be. There is a learning curve to any diet program, and there are also times your calories won’t perfectly add up. Here’s how to clear things up!
The first time through any of our 90-day programs, we don’t suggest people worry about tracking their macros to the gram or doing any carb-cycling.
However, there’s definitely a learning curve in matching those up, especially if this style of eating is new to you.
In a program like Fat Loss Extreme For Men or Fat Loss Extreme For Women, your daily calorie needs are based on the answers you provided in your initial questionnaire. All you need to do is adjust the servings to match your individual calorie budget.
For example, let’s say a recipe calls for one 200 calorie serving of rice. You may need to lower that by half if you need fewer calories or double the serving size if you need more.
Just like when you’re looking at a nutrition label, with our recipes, a serving size is only a starting point and should be adjusted to match your individual calorie or macro goals.
Not to mention, the brand names you use in your recipes can cause slight calorie increases and decreases. Heck, even nutritional labels are allowed up to a 20 percent margin of error for the stated value versus actual value of nutrients. That’s right… 20 percent!
You will never be perfect, just do your best and aim for consistency. Just like you have to do a lot of workouts to get in the best shape of your life, you need to cook a lot of meals. Each one is a learning experience, if you allow it to be!
If all this still sounds like a foreign language that you have no interest in learning, we get it! This is why we have a full team of nutritionists at V Shred who create customized diet plans for thousands of people every day.