With the Fat Loss option, you’ll see Phases 1, 2, and 3. When starting on this plan, always start with Phase 1!
Phase 1 is the highest amount of macros you will be given while still at a deficit, which means that you will lose weight and fuel your body. This phase takes your basal metabolic rate, plus your activity level, and then subtracts 20% off the top as a deficit, so it is our true phase 1 fat loss. You'll want to make sure you give yourself 6 weeks in the beginning before you think about moving phases. This gives you time to adjust (about 4 weeks) and time to measure progress (about 2 weeks).
Everyone is different! Just remember that Macrostax is trying to get your metabolism working for you, and this will take some time to ramp up when you first start. Just because you're not seeing visible progress quite yet, doesn't mean your body isn't working behind the scenes. There are a lot of factors that can cause weight fluctuations throughout the weight loss process. If you are seeing a weight loss on average of at least 0.5 lbs per week, seeing any changes in your measurements or photos, feeling better in your clothes, or performing better in the gym, then stay right where you are on Phase 1! It means the numbers are working. The goal is to stay at each phase as long as you can to ensure you are being properly fueled. The more you feed your body, the better the phases will work! However, if you have been tracking your progress closely and hitting those numbers accurately each day and still not seeing changes, then it could be time to move to the next Phase. The macros at Phases 2 and 3 will be sequentially lower to help spur your weight loss forward again, but it is still important to follow our 2-week minimum rule at each Phase.
With that said, some people respond to the first Phase and do not need to move on, and others will find more success at Phases 2 or 3. Some stay on the Fat Loss program for 6 weeks, and some for 6 months. It all depends on you and your personal goals, but we are here to help!