Meal Plan + Before & After Photos: 3mo. of Macro Counting

minimalist baker's sweet potato lasagna
minimalist baker's sweet potato lasagna

» Minimalist Baker's Sweet Potato Lasagna - Made this last night. I prepped everything in the morning so all I had to do was put it in the oven an hour or so before dinner time. The tofu filling was amazing, but I didn't love the sweet potatoes. My daughter tried two bites and really didn't like it and my husband said it was just okay. I'm going to make the filling again but with legit lasagna noodles. I would also use an 8x8 pan next time. It said to use a 9x13 in the recipe, but I didn't have enough filling for all the layers and the lasagna came out a little flat.

Also, the vegan parmesan recipe I made to go with the lasagna is GOOD. Make it!

» make your own tacos - refried beans, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico, and crunchy shells

» veggie burgers + fries

baked potato with minimalist baker's red lentil chili on top
baked potato with minimalist baker's red lentil chili on top

» Minimalist Baker's Red Lentil Chili - Made this on Sunday night and it is very good! I've been using leftovers on top of baked potatoes for lunch and loving it.

So, that's the plan for this week. Guys, I have been so worn out this week and it's only Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜œI'm so happy that we are having veggie burgers and fries for dinner tonight because it takes no time to make. Cut up some potatoes, toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika and put in the oven until they look good haha Microwave veggies burgers, slice tomatoes, wash lettuce.. and done. ๐Ÿ™Œ

» before and after photos

before and after // 3 months of counting macros
before and after // 3 months of counting macros
I started seriously counting macros on December 12, 2017. Through my Apple watch, I found out that I was burning 200-250 calories a day - that was with with no exercising at all. I decided I wanted to workout 4-5x a week and I used that info to figure out my macros using this online calculator from Healthy Eater. My macros came out to 119g protein /// 237g carbs /// 53g fat.

I ate around ~2,000 calories a day and made sure I hit that protein goal everyday. Most of my workouts were just walking 2-3 miles a day or doing Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home videos on YouTube. I set a goal on my watch to burn 400 calories a day and tried my best to meet that each day.

I was feeling discouraged lately and I remembered that I'd taken these before photos, so I took some pics this morning and put them side by side. I'm really happy with the results! I've never felt deprived while counting macros and I definitely indulge a little here and there.

This has definitely amped up my motivation and I'm excited to see where I am three months from now. If you have any questions at all about macro counting, I'd love to help!

One last thing to share because I have been laughing all day since I watched it earlier:

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. Long time! I just saw you had a bunch of new posts. I am trying to make simple changes, I've far more weight to lose though. Do you want an accountability partner for workouts?

    1. Yes, I would love that! Do you still have the same phone #? Or would email work better?


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