What are Macros? What is Flexible Dieting?

Vanessa Simat

  As a Macro/Nutrition Coach, I get a lot of people asking me....."so what do you do?" "What are Macros?" "No, I've never heard of Flexible Dieting." So,I think it's time we clear some things up! To start, "Macros" is short for macronutrients, which are the largest group of nutrients that you take in your diet. Macros are made up of: Protein Fat Carbohydrates  A brief explanation of why you need these nutrients in your diet is this. Protein repairs and regenerates body tissue, cells, manufactures hormones, aids your immune system and preserves lean muscles and promotes growth. Fat is...

What's for Dinner?

Vanessa Simat

  "Mom! What's for dinner?" I hear this! Often times people wonder if what I eat for dinner, is the same thing my whole family eats for dinner. The short answer is no. The long answer is, well....kind of, I guess? We are a family of six. We all have different schedules, people are coming and going all the time. Friends, boyfriends, neighbor kids are in and out of my house almost daily. I choose to count/track my macros.  I have one daughter that does as well.  I have three other kids that just want to eat pasta, pizza, Subway,...