Hi! My name is Summer, I'm 39, a mom to 4 ages 19-2 years old and I LOVE food! I run two business with my hubby and have a crazy hectic life! Don’t we all?! My fitness journey began after my 4th baby. I was 25-30 pounds overweight. I knew I had to start changing things so I did just that! I realized I had to change my lifestyle, but didn’t want to lose the one thing I loved, tasty FOOD!! My struggle has always been food. I love all kinds of food.. but my fave is JUNK FOOD!! Yep! Give me greasy tacos, chips and salsa, fried chicken, french fries dipped in a strawberry milk shake and mashed potatoes covered in gravy and I’m on happy camper! The last few years I have tried all different kinds of diets, only to go right back to binging. Nothing long lasting and sustainable. Over a year into my journey I started counting macros. But I got tired of weighing everything daily, pre logging and having to put in so much time that I didn't have due to my busy schedule. Yes if you want it bad enough you’ll do it like I did. BUT that being said I wanted to work smarter not harder. After all, saving time and hitting my macros was my ultimate goal. Eventually I found myself not logging my daily macros and intuitively eating to try save time. I realized I’m not a very good intuitive eater.. AT ALL.. if you know what I mean... That's when I decided to make myself a custom meal plan that has over 32 meals / snacks based on macro ratios. It’s a total no brainer! It allows me to not have to play macro tetris each morning or before each meal. All my meals are the same macro ratios throughout the day. 3 meals and 2 filling snacks or 4 solid meals. Which means.. DRUMROLL PLEASE.. I DON’T have to stick to a scheduled eating routine!! Woot woot! I don't know about you but I'm known to change my mind a lot and I HATE restrictions! My plans are based on the 80/20 rule meaning 80% of it is super clean and yummy and there's a couple options that make you feel like you may be cheating a little.. But you're not!! That's the awesome thing about my plans and flexible dieting.Monday, Wednesday, Friday you eat this.. NOPE, non of that! Choose 3 meals and 2 snacks a day are 4 solid and hit those macros!!.. Hitting consistent macros = RESULTS!! If I want breakfast for dinner I can do that. Not a breakfast person and want to skip straight to lunch, no problem! My meal plan is designed to be interchangeable, fast and easy! Best thing is they are all balanced meals with lots of veggies and fruits! For a busy mom like me it has been a huge part of my success! It’s taken me some time to dial in my nutrition but what a difference it has made in my cravings, body, moods etc!
Many of you ask why counting macronutrients is more important than just counting calories? There are three macronutrients that are essential building blocks to your health. They are protein, carbohydrates and fats. When consumed in proper ratios aligned with your desired goals these macro nutrients help target fat loss while helping you preserve lean mass during a dieting phase. Which makes macro counting superior to counting just calories. Depending on your own specific fitness and nutrition goals you may consume different percentages of these macronutrients than your friends or family but you should generally always consume at least a few of each every day. Remaining focused on your macronutrient percentages rather than simply the amount of calories you’re consuming, you are forced to pay more attention to the quality of food that you are eating. Remember that in life quality is almost always more important than quantity, and your diet is no exception. So that being said I did the work for you and I'm excited to share! Lastly if you have kids, they will LOVE this too! KIDO APPROVED!