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COMMENTS

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62 replies
  1. KC
    KC says:

    👋 Holly! How do you determine the primary micronutrient in food – do you go by the grams or the percentage in MFP? For example, the macros for a large egg are: 2% carbs (0.4g), 62% fat (4.8g) and 36% protein (6.3g). If going by percentage, an egg is a fat, but it is a protein if going by grams. I’ve been confused by this for a while and would love your insight!

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  2. Hannah Beth
    Hannah Beth says:

    Hi, Holly! I missed yesterday’s webinar for work, but I’m excited to join in today. I started playing with MyFitnessPal and your formula last week, and I’m getting closer to the macro goal every day. I can’t wait to learn more this week– I already feel more “stable,” if that makes sense. Thanks for leading us through this challenge!

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  3. Susan Garth
    Susan Garth says:

    Holly!! (and everyone here!), Thank you for offering this program. I attended your on-line glutes presentation in Feb and learned some great stuff. I’ve been primarily low carb/paleo for the past few years and have tried keto on and off for the past year too. O blood type, 51 yrs old, single mom to an almost 10 year old, she keeps me on my toes. I was vegan for 8 years in my 20’s, but it didn’t work well for me in the long run. I have had my share of intestinal difficulties over the years (I heard you mention that yesterday). Started My Fitness Pal 3 days ago, tracking my macros and creating 50/25/25 meals. I’m a chef so this part is really fun for me. I have to say I AM LOVING THE CARBS. I’ve missed them! I have been waking up starving which is new for me (except during my vegan years, I was always famished). I did like the aspect of not getting hungry till 11am on low carb. I would love to get personal coaching from you this week if I’m a good fit. Either way I can’t wait to learn more. See you at 1pm!! Thanks : )

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  4. Brenna Grasso
    Brenna Grasso says:

    Oh my! Day 1 perfection! I honed in on perfecting my macros, as I totally familiar and probably have gotten comfy. I made sure and logged everything and measured everything precisely, and guess what?! I broke a plateau in just Day 1….like 2.5 pounds that I guess my body was holding onto for some reason! Wowsers!!!!
    My question: based upon yesterday’s conversation about calculating calories. You mentioned when calculating for performance (more cals) in order to build muscle there will be a time of “bulking”. How long do you have to be eating and exercising a certain way before you start noticing this bulking? Or is it right away?

    Thank you for this Holly!

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  5. Jessica Hohenstein
    Jessica Hohenstein says:

    Hi Holly! I’m so excited for this. I loved the portion about exhaustible will power because, YES, eventually my cravings get me and take over completely. It’s always cheese, baked goods, pizza and cheeseburgers/steak that are my downfall. Maybe there’s a theme there? I also really struggle with portion size, especially when it comes to wine 🤣. I’m so grateful that you’re sharing this knowledge.

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  6. Britt Page
    Britt Page says:

    Thank you for the information today on zoom.
    I look forward to the rest of the week and then putting what I learn into practice.

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  7. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Hi Holly! I’m so excited to join and timing is perfect since I just got back from vacation and, well, not the best eating LOL. I had started using MFP and tried to track macros. Amazing some days and some foods really threw me off balance – lots of learning to do. I do want to lose a few pounds or inches, but my big goal is fixing my bad stomach. Not only does it look awful most days – but it feels awful. I try so hard to eat well and yet I wind up uncomfortable, bloated, not regular and pretty unhappy – sometimes I even lose sleep with my bad stomach! Thanks for doing this : )

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  8. Monica Freeman
    Monica Freeman says:

    Hi Holly! Thanks so much for doing this. I’m interested in finally conquering my sugar addiction. The info today was helpful and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. 💕😊

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  9. Karina Cabrera Walsh
    Karina Cabrera Walsh says:

    Hi Holly, so great to be part of the 5 day Challenge today! I’ve been practicing everything with great success! Can’t believe how much energy I have after so many months of feeling awfully tired! So thankful that I crossed paths with you! Would love to have the chance of being coached by you as you mentioned today!
    I’ll be there all five days!
    Karina (from Argentina)

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  10. Judy Proctor
    Judy Proctor says:

    Hi Holly! I have been following you for years and so happy to catch this program. Will you please take about portion size? What is the best way to convert on my fitness pal from grams to ounces. I noticed in the handbook it talked about a Portion of sweet potatoes in grams. Thanks so much! You look fantastic!,

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  11. Judy Tate
    Judy Tate says:

    Hi Holly!

    I can’t wait until 1:00!! I have been trying for the last couple of weeks to balance my macros like you said and my energy has changed drastically! I have lost almost 5 lbs. and I wasn’t trying to!! Most importantly, I feel so much better throughout my day! My percentages at the end of the day were fine but I struggled finding the right mix for each meal. Thank you so much!

    I won’t be able to watch live a couple days this week because of work schedule but I will be watching the replay for sure!!

    YOU ARE AMAZING!

    Judy Tate

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Judy! So glad you’re joining us this week! Love that you are already seeing the benefits of eating this way. Once you get the hang of it, you can start trying to tweak the percentages on a meal-basis. But for now, just try to end the day at 50/25/25. Also, you can catch the recordings on this page each day if you have to miss a session!

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  12. JESSICA HABICHT
    JESSICA HABICHT says:

    Holly!
    I’m so excited to hear your insights about macros and nutrition. I’ve been tracking my food intake for the last 2 months on my fitness pal. I’m consistently low on protein and high on fat with meeting my daily calorie goal.
    Jessica

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Jessica! Love that you’ve been practicing this! See if you can find low fat sources of protein to shift the percentages. Egg whites, deli turkey, lean chicken breast, or even protein powders will automatically bring protein up and fat down!

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  13. Katherine Sloan
    Katherine Sloan says:

    Hi Holly,
    I’m so excited for this week and all that we will learn about nutrition! I am ready to dive in and learn more to get to the goals I want. Workout done today, week 3 month 2 and have tracked today’s macros. Let’s dive in more and make it happen!

    I look forward to learning from you this week.

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  14. Mary
    Mary says:

    Thank you for all you do, Holly. I started following you since you first released your book. I’m looking forward to learning more about nutrition this week. You are an awesome teacher which is what really sets you apart from so many other fitness “experts.”

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Awwww thank you Mary, that means a ton. I am honest and earnest and only want the best for you and all the women in my community. Honored you’re here and excited to see you this week!

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  15. Gail Hopshire
    Gail Hopshire says:

    I need to make some changes in my life and hoping to find some inspiration and refresh my knowledge on macro eating.

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  16. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    Nicole here – definitely in for today and for the whole week. Excited to learn more and see if this helps give me the motivation and tools to make some changes and take control – in a time of extreme chaos and uncertainty.

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Nicole!!! Super excited you’re coming this week! Yes, you will definitely learn some great things and tools to be IN CHARGE! While we can’t control the world, or everything that happens, we CAN take charge of our nutrition. It’s going to be great for you!

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  17. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Looking forward to the awesome day you have prepared for us. I did it correctly last week for 2 days at least. Was wondering why I felt soooo good, alert and ready. Now to make it happen everyday. I can do it! Your guidance and support is indispensable. Thank you Holly for be here for us!.

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  18. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    Hi Holly! I’m super excited for this! I may not be able to attend every day but hopefully can catch it later.
    I started to use My Fitness Pal for a few days and was surprised to see how I am always short on protein and that my fat is slightly higher than your recommended 25%. I believe you recommend multiplying your weight by 15 to get your total calorie intake for the day for maintaining weight. Does this vary with age and activity level? I really need help on balancing my macros and with what to eat!

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Kathy! LOVE that you’ve gotten started learning from MyFitnessPal – good job. It’s common to find fat is high and I work with clients on this all the time. Even if they are healthy fats, it’s helpful to keep them in check! For good energy and weight maintenance, I suggest multiplying your current body weight by 12 or 13 (we’ll go over this during the Day 1 video). This takes into account age and activity – and why I like using this method for calculating calories. Hope to see you today, but if not, just check back here to Headquarters to watch the video replay! So glad you’re joining us!

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  19. Brenna Grasso
    Brenna Grasso says:

    YAHOOOO! Let’s do this Girls! I’m so excited Holly! Thank you for this opportunity!
    Ps. I hope you have great success in your weekend break of shopping and meal prepping! Xoxo

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Brenna!!! Let’s DO this YES! I had the BEST day on Saturday. It was the first full day off I’ve given myself all year – can you believe that? I went grocery shopping to prep for this week and now have lots of yummy food in my fridge! See you later today!

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  20. Anne Marie
    Anne Marie says:

    Hey Holly , looking forward to this week. I really need the refresher boost. I’ve arranged my work schedule so I can make the calls live 🙂

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  21. Kasia
    Kasia says:

    Hi Holly!
    I will be here for the 1 o’clock session. I’m so excited! This program couldn’t come at the better time!

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  22. Kristi ZF
    Kristi ZF says:

    Good morning— am so excited for today. Last week, I did a trial of eating well— no sugar, dairy, fat, protein or alcohol and felt great and lost 7 lbs. So am looking forward to learning how to eat according to macros to add protein and carbs for more fuel and it’s more sustainable.

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  23. Carrie
    Carrie says:

    Hi Holly! I’m so looking forward to learning more about your approach to eating! I will not be able to make the live event today as I’ll be working. Hoping to catch a replay this evening!

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  24. Mary
    Mary says:

    Hi, I am really looking forward to today and the entire week and joining the challenge. Holly. Thank You for sharing your insight and knowledge.

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