I'm Caitlen

Reverse dieting coaching and community for women who are ready to finally feel like themselves again.


Meet Caitlen

Work with Caitlen


beautiful peach mastermind



The Cake Shop Courses

The macro calculator

the reverse diet course


macro recipe books

workout guide

Intro to reverse dieting and food freedom

free webinar!

Catch a free webinar that teaches you what the heck all this metabolism talk is all about.

Metabolism 101

Episode 115: Why Your Macros Are Not Working For You

filed under:



Hey, 3, 2, 1. Welcome back to my podcast, where we discuss all things related to macros and metabolism. Today, we’re going to explore why your macros might not be working for you. This topic will be extremely insightful, especially if you’re new to tracking macros or if you’ve been tracking them for a while and have hit a plateau. We’ll deep dive into why your macros might not be yielding the desired results and share some common macro mistakes to avoid. So, let’s dive into episode 115 of our podcast.

Firstly, having the correct starting macros is essential for success in any phase of your fitness journey, whether it’s weight loss, reverse dieting, or muscle growth. Think of it as laying a solid foundation for a building. If your macros are not calculated correctly at the start, your progress may not head in the right direction.

The second common mistake is inconsistency in hitting your macros. If you’re not consistently reaching your macro targets, your body won’t understand what you’re trying to achieve, and you won’t see the desired results. It’s essential to stick to your macros for a minimum of one month to allow your body to adapt to the new diet plan.

The third issue arises when you’re not fully committed to the process. If you’re making up excuses or telling yourself that you can’t do it, you’re likely falling into a trap of self-sabotage. It’s crucial to invest in the process, show up for yourself, and overcome the fear of success.

Remember, you’re a human living in a real world. You don’t have to give up eating out, travelling, or enjoying your favorite foods to see results. Instead, learn how to navigate real-world scenarios and make adjustments to your macros based on your lifestyle and preferences. The goal is to make your diet fun and sustainable, fitting into your life rather than dictating it.

In conclusion, calculating your initial macros based on your individual needs, hitting them consistently, and staying committed to the process are key to seeing long-term changes. Remember, you’re a human, not a robotic system. Understanding and adjusting your macros properly will lead you in the right direction towards achieving your fitness goals.

© 2023 CSchmidt, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | site credit