Chances are if you are tired starting off your week on Monday, then you are even more tired when Wednesday, Thursday, Friday rolls around.

For the past week I’ve been really trying to hone in on stressing the importance of tracking your macros so that you can burn the most amount of fat and still have the most amount of energy.

NEW Video ==> “Why Macros are SO Important” (video #2 of 7) 
(^^quick 3 minute recap video^^)

Why are macros so important?

Most people when looking to lose weight will either drop calories or carbs in order to start the process. The problem is, when you under eat your body under performs.

If you do not provide enough food for your body to function properly, your body goes into survival mode and your weight loss STOPS!

Not enough calories = not enough energy 
Too many calories = too much fat gain

Again in case you missed an email earlier in the week, a macronutrient is Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats. These 3 macronutrients provide ALL of the calories in your food.

Every gram of protein has 4 calories. 
Every gram of carbs has 4 calories. 
Every gram of fat has 9 calories.

Why is this important to know? Because not all calories are created equal!

100 calories of chicken is packed with 25g of protein. 
100 calories of Ritz crackers is packed with 25g of carbs. 
100 calories of almonds is is packed with 11g of fat.

Each one of these things provides a different function and purpose in your body. This is why counting calories is STUUUUUUUPID!!

A typical 1,200 calorie diet could either be 400 grams of carbs each day or 400 grams of protein each day. Which do YOU think will get you leaner?

So what you need to do is find the perfect range that works for you to provide a healthy and safe deficit while still being able to perform optimally!

NEW Video ==> “Why Macros are SO Important” (video #2 of 7) 
*warning, excuse the inappropriate picture of Leslie 🙂

Over the next couple of days I’ll be sharing steps #3-7 so make sure you get caught up and put these simple strategies into place going into next week.

Just 2 or 3 days of tracking your intake could help result in months of fat burning progress. Don’t put this off!

Committed to your fitness success,

Derek Kuryliw, your fitness Yoda 🙂