Lunch: Healthier Cobb Salad
Have you heard of the concept called "If It Fits Your Macros," or IIFYM? Essentially, you create your own specific guidelines for macronutrients (macros) based on your goals (like losing weight, for instance), and you eat "whatever you want" so long as it fits your macros — your goal number of grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
No, this doesn't mean you can eat pizza all day, but yes, it means you can eat pizza AND lose weight. Crazy, right? And that's the concept behind this meal plan. Macro expert and nutrition coach Carrie McMahon proportioned out macros for weight loss and chose these meals to help you reach your goals without the guesswork. And while your specific macro needs will vary based on your height, weight, activity level, and goals, you can follow this one-day meal plan for guidance knowing that the proportions are about 36 percent protein, 34 percent fat, and 30 percent carbohydrates. And that includes pizza and dessert! You'll soon be on the right track for feeling healthier and lighter.