Madalin Giorgetta and her transformation story went viral last year, as she increased the amount of food she was eating by over 1000 calories a day (eating 40% more carbs in her diet) and changing her body into a healthier, leaner frame that has taken instagram by storm.
Madalin started out eating typical ‘healthy’, low calorie, salads and other meals but was disappointed with the results. She consulted a local PT to see what was wrong and the rest is history.
Madalin now has over 180,000 followers on her Instagram page, who she updates daily with regular fitness and motivational updates. Showing how eating more and training intensely is a better way to get your ideal body.
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As Madalin explains in her now viral Instagram post:
“Let’s just preface this by saying no, I did not have an ED. When I was eating 800 calories a day, I thought I was healthy. I was eating healthy food, but hardly any macronutrients. I was curious to find out what my macros were like before I actually started counting my macros, so I entered my old foods into @myfitnesspal to find out. I was quiet astonished to see how little protein and carbs I was eating.”
“800 calories seems absurdly low as now I need minimum 1500 calories to be full, but at the time 800 calories was keeping me full because that’s what my body was used to. After a while though, salad simply wasn’t cutting it, and for all the restrictions I was placing on my diet, I simply wasn’t seeing the results I had anticipated.”
“So I got in touch with a PT and nutritional coach and got my macros sorted. When he first told me to eat 50% carbs I nearly died! I was eating about 10% carbs before and could not fathom how 50% carbs would not make me fat. I also freaked out at all the calories. I’ve been keeping an excel spreadsheet and in the first week of being on macros my average calories for the week was a little over 1000.”
“I remember how hard I struggled to actually eat the size of my meals. I would just put my lunch next to my desk and eat it over the course of 3 hours as I couldn’t eat it in one sitting! Now my stomach can take way more and is much happier! In the second week I was averaging 1600 calories a day! It didn’t take long for my body to catch up.”
“A part of me may always have that mindset that relates not eating with weight loss and “being good today”. Sometimes I may forget to eat lunch just because I got busy and for a second I will revert back to old thinking, and think “ohh, I’ve done really well today and haven’t eaten much at all.” That’s why I love tracking my macros. It will tell me “Maddy, you need to eat more. Go eat 3 potatoes”. And I’ll pat myself on the back for being healthy and doing really good today!”
“If you’re under feeding yourself in an effort to lose weight, don’t do what I did for so long. Don’t waste your time eating salad when you could be eating sweet potatoes and banana pancakes. Eat more and get fit. It actually works!”
Madalin Giorgetta Sample Daily Diet:
“A lot of you have been asking what I eat, so here’s an example day for you:”
BREAKFAST: protein shake with @womensbest, oats and banana.
LUNCH: creamy chicken (I use garlic, onions, vegetable stock and light Philadelphia as the sauce) with quinoa and steamed veggies.
SNACK: sweet potato and zucchini brownie with strawberries and dark melted chocolate.
DINNER: Quesadilla made with black beans, hummus, light cheese, and tomato + corn salsa.
Hope this helps and gives you some guidance. It has actually been difficult for me finding recipes that are high carb low fat, even when I type it into Google it auto corrects to low carb 🙈 So I just search for basic recipes (as I’m no cook!) and substitute the high fat products for something lighter.