When I was counting macros everyday as I was focused on growing my physique and preparing for photo shoots and events, my body pretty much stayed the same in that I kept the same muscle to fat ratio and I stayed the same size. However, I don’t count anymore and I haven’t for over a year. When I stopped counting, I did notice a few subtle changes to my body and I’ll show you more of that in the photos below.
Firstly, I did gain a small layer of fat and I lost a little bit of muscle. This was to be expected as I probably wasn’t eating as much protein as normal, I wasn’t lifting as much as I was before and I was indulging in more cocktails and treats than normal. I also noticed that as I lowered my carb intake (this occurred naturally as I stopped counting since I was eating a TON of carbs when I was tracking), I wasn’t as lean and ‘ripped’ looking as I was before. Clearly, this means that my body responds super well to carbs when I balance them out perfectly with protein and fat. I actually dropped a little weight at first when I stopped counting because I was naturally eating more protein and fat than I was before, which is more filling to me. I also wasn’t lifting as much and working out as hard, so I lost muscle, which weighs a lot.