A good way to decide how you’re going to structure your diet is to decide based on your lifestyle.
Not your dream fitness robot lifestyle.
The one you’re already in, right now.
If you are somebody that goes out a lot, loves trying new restaurants, is incredibly social, or generally enjoys more decadent food, counting your macros may be a good fit. You can fit in the foods you love and still keep your aesthetics and balance of intake in check. However, you have to measure your food, track it, and if you don’t it’s very hard to be as strategic with it.
If you are okay avoiding more of the foods that may push you away from your goals, there’s less of a need to track calories or macros. If your meals are mostly a protein and veggies, it’s going to be pretty hard to consistently overeat on those foods.
Most people aren’t eating too many broccoli florets and ending up overweight. (though I’m sure a fitness guru somewhere has claimed just that to sell some supplement)
If you like foods that are easy to overeat on, it may be worth it to track calories to ensure you’re aligned with your goals.
If you are likely to go overboard with macro tetris and eat pop tarts for dinner every night, we may need to limit those foods a little more and stick to more whole foods.
If you find you are likely to undereat and need to perform, counting at least calories may be ideal to ensure adequate intake. This back and forth can go on and on.
The easiest way to figure it out?
If you give it an honest shot (for more than 20-30 days minimum) and you hate every second of it?
Try a different way.
And, if you need help mapping that out, our Membership does just that.