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WAG Q&A With Adee 31: Flexible Vs. Zone Dieting

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When you’re counting macros, you’re documenting the macronutrients (grams of protein, fats, and carbohydrates) you’re consuming.

Tracking your macros as a way of flexible dieting is a great way to stay on top of your nutrition, but it’s important to think about what that means. Essentially, this type of dieting, encouraged by Working Against Gravity, allows you to eat the foods you normally would, just with a more conscious approach.

This differs from a diet based on zone ratios and blocks. With the latter approach, you’re taught to consider each meal with blocks in mind, meaning that if a meal requires your protein “block” to be 30 g, you would track your meat just as 30 g of protein and not count the fat in the meat. The WAG approach would require that you track the meat as 30 g of protein, but also that you take into account how fatty the meat is to include in your macros for that day.

For a more in-depth solution to all of your macro-tracking problems, and questions, be sure to watch the full episode. Adee gets even more in-depth about balancing your macros for each meal and what to do when you factor in exercise.

Do you have any questions for the WAG team? Leave them in the comments and we’ll address them in an upcoming Q&A!

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Adee is the founder and CEO of WAG. She has her bachelor’s degree in Honors Psychology, a Master’s in Teaching, and a Master’s in Nutrition & Human Performance. She’s also an athlete, having competed in the National Pro Grid League and winning the Bronze Medal in the 2016 Canadian National Weightlifting Championships.

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