Welcome to Mindful Macros
First things first! Every time you log in to your account for this Mindful Macros course you will be redirected to your home page. This is where you'll have access to the mindful macros topics as well as all your materials!
Secondly...we're so excited that you're here! That should be the first things first! Because seriously we are thrilled to have you, and can't wait to share in the MACRO MAGIC with you! The very first step to this process is to thoroughly read through The Beginner’s Guide to Macros below. After that, we encourage you to read through the topics and pull from what is meaningful to you on your weight-loss journey!
To be ready for counting macros you will need:
To read the Beginner's Guide to Macros.
To know your goals AND your “why”.
Ready to use Positive Self-Talk
The My Fitness Pal App.
A food scale.
A flexible measuring tape.
To take “before pictures”. (Please note: we use these pictures to calculate your numbers, we will NEVER post your pictures without specified consent from you).
To submit your Custom Macros Questionnaire & “before pictures” to receive your custom macro count.
Know Your Goal & Your Why
Having a goal in mind is really important when you are trying to achieve something! While we want you to be specific—don’t just set a scale number goal. Consider setting goals around your workout performance, how your clothes fit, measurements, pictures and how you feel! Keep in mind that there is a learning curve to counting macros—and sustainable weight loss is max 1-2 pounds a week! The path to your goal will vary from person to person! Keep your eyes on your own weight-loss journey y’all!
It is also critical to know WHY you want to achieve your goal. A compelling reason or a clear vision that you can hold in your mind. Ask yourself:
What is your reason for wanting to change?
(For help clarifying this point check out our Change worksheet).
Picture yourself AT your goal, your end vision.
Begin with this end in mind.
When things get tough, refer to this end vision and ask yourself —what do you want more?
Disclaimer: if you have 5 pounds or less, you could likely achieve this result in a reverse. The more narrow your margin for weight loss, the more difficult it can be to achieve and maintain. Follow this link for more on the Cost of Being Lean Infographic
As you work towards your goals it’s also important to remember that self-improvement is a construction project, not a demolition derby. To build health in body & mind we have to use Positive Self-Talk—the kind of thoughts that encourage hope, love and self-acceptance. We have found great strength in each other both in counting macros and in creating this challenge—and we want you to find that same strength. As your mentors, we’ll be there to support and encourage you—as well as to answer any questions you might have along the way!