ITS ALL ABOUT MACROS

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We all hear the new thing “do you count your macros”?  yes, yes.  The wonderful life of Macros.  The correct term is macronutrients… But what does it mean?

Let me tell you.  This has changed my life.  It is really a wonderful life counting them.

Way back 6 Years ago, I started living a healthier lifestyle.  I counted my calories and ate whole grains, veggies, protein, what I do now, but guess how many calories I ate??

1,200!  Yikes.  That must have sucked right?  Well, I lost 20lbs doing it and I felt good, but I was starving my ass off.

I did this for about 2 years.  I know, way long.  I did enjoy my weekends though.

It worked but I wasn’t enjoying food as much, and definitely wasn’t as toned.

Then I was introduced to counting Macros.  

Now I eat a lot more calories, and look and feel better.  

I never ever knew how important it was to get the right calories.

NOT saying that eating 1,200 calories is a bad thing to whoever wants to do it, but getting the right calorie is SO important, and here is what I mean.

So there are 4 calories per gram in protein, 9 calories per gram in fats, and 4 calories per gram in carbs.

I recommend you eat 1 gram of protein per body weight, 1.5 in carbs, and .5 in fats. 

Using good fats such as the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, along with omega three essential fatty acids, is an important way to improve health and reduce disease, while helping you sculpt the body you want.  Bad fats such as saturated, trans and cholesterol types can cause major health problems. 

Healthy fats are Avocado, Eggs, Peanut and Almond Butter, and Salmon.

Carbohydrates such as whole grains, quinoa, oatmeal, and whole wheat breads are a good energy source.  We need good carbs in order to function properly.  

Also, Vegetables and Fruit are a great way to get your carbs, and I highly recommend you eat at least 3 different vegetables a day, or just the same one 3 times a day.

They’re SO good for you skin, hair, nails and overall health.

Protein is the main building blocks of the body.  They’re used to make muscles, tendons and skin. So this means, if you want to build lean muscle, you need lots of protein.

You don’t need to eat 30lbs of chicken to do that.  There are eggs, protein powders, and protein bars.

ONE BARS are my favorite. LOVE the chocolate brownie, and that is about it. Whey Chocolate Protien, with a scoop of peanut butter is heaven.

 

Let me know if you have any questions about this, love to hear your feedback and opinions.  

Does anyone else count their macros?  Whats your favorite way to get protein?

Going to go enjoy some Arctic Zero Cookie Shake with a little light whip on top now, chat with you later 🙂

xox,

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PERFECT MAKE UP ORGANIZER

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MAKE UP ORGANIZER ALSO, LOVE HERE, HERE, HERE

VANITY MIRROR: HERE, HERE, HERE

I love how clean and organized it makes everything look. 

Plus, it makes it easy to find all your make up you need, therefore your getting ready time is cut in half.

The OCD in me, is very happy at this site.

I organized each drawer for eyes, face, and lips.

They’re 4 drawers, and the top has a space for things too.  They’re pretty spacious and can fit a lot.

Bottom drawer is Buxom Eye Shadow Pallets, and Bare Minerals Pallets, and my smaller brushes.

Next up, is for the face, so Anastasia Contour kit, Anastasia Glow Kit, Mac Blush, Nars Blush and Bare Minerals blush.

Next is Eyes & Lips,  so I have Single Mac Shadow Pallets, Brow Zing, Mac Lip Liner, Loreal Mascara, Eye Lash Curler, and Lash Glue.

Next up is Lip Gloss and Lip Stick, so I have Mac Lipstick, Bare Minerals Lipstick, and Gloss, and Buxom Lip Gloss.

The top I have my Foundations, primers, setting spray, perfume and some lipstick.  I have Mac Lipstick, Kylie Lip gloss, Primer, Mac Setting Spray, Estee Lauder Foundation, , Mac Primer, Ben Nye Setting Powder, Chloe and Versace Perfume.

For the Brushes, I used a regular Vase for flowers, and put stuff at the bottom, so the brushes you stick out and I could grab them more easily.

I really like this Make Up Brush Holder here from Amazon.  Also, this Lip Liner holder.

What do you guys organize your make up in?  

Share your ideas!  I would love to know.

Anyways, going to finish off my weekend sitting by our new almost done fire pit, and new patio furniture.  Most likely eating more Thai Food, and drinking Rose with my love. Once Oaks goes to bed that is 🙂 

Will share details once its all done!

Have a great week!

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