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The Complete Guide to Macros

Here at CCN, combining our macros is a huge pillar to our nutrition philosophy. Every meal, every snack, every time we eat if we can help it! While we do this for you in our challenges and cookbooks, we recognize that doing it on your own can be a bit confusing.

In this On Demand Masterclass we're shedding light on the science, and practical insights to seamlessly integrate a balanced nutrient mix into your daily eating habits.

On Demand Masterclass

You're putting in the effort to balance your meals, but the maze of macro advice leaves you more confused than ever.

You're not the only one feeling stuck in this nutritional quicksand. With all the advice on the internet these days, it's hard to separate facts from fads! I'm here to clear up the confusion when it comes to Macros and the CCN philosophy.

Ready to simplify your approach to macros and find peace with your plate?

Calculating macros feels like a second job you didn't sign up for, and that might look like...

  • Spending hours on nutrition apps, trying to make the numbers add up
  • Carrying a digital scale to restaurants because you're committed to accuracy
  • Reading every food label in the grocery store with the intensity of a detective
  • ​Constantly doing the mental math at every meal, making sure you're "on track"
  • ​Feeling guilty for eating something that wasn't pre-logged or meticulously measured 😓

Or maybe you've been following CCN for a while, embracing the concept of balanced eating and intuitive macro combining. But instead of simplifying your meals, it feels like you've traded spontaneous enjoyment for a complex puzzle.

Food should be a source of pleasure, not a stressor, right?

We're here to help you find a happy medium where healthy eating enhances your life, without turning each meal into a math exercise.

The CCN approach to Macros means not weighing and measuring food or constantly playing a numbers game to determine whether or not you should eat a food.

Not only is that not a healthy behavior for your mental health, it is simply an unsustainable lifestyle.

  • Your stress level
  • ​Past traumas
  • ​Hormonal imbalances
  • ​Age & muscle loss
  • ​The length of time since gaining weight
  • ​The type of fat you're carrying
  • ​Cortisol dysregulation
  • ​Genetics
  • ​Medications
  • ​Lifestyle choices & toxic load
  • ​Inflammation
  • ​And more...

"But Cara..." you might be thinking.

"If I'm not supposed to weigh or measure my food, how do I figure out the right macro breakdown for me? With all the conflicting information out there, choosing the right mix of carbs, proteins, and fats seems like guesswork."

You're not alone in feeling puzzled, and you've come to the right place.

I've dedicated countless hours to demystifying the science of macros, focusing on how to pinpoint your individual needs. It's about identifying what your body truly requires to thrive, not just follow a one-size-fits-all formula.

The journey to understanding and applying ideal macro ratio starts here – the informed, personalized way.


I'm Cara Clark,

Founder of Cara Clark Nutrition (CCN)

I am an integrative nutritionist and wellness educator, certified in sports and clinical nutrition, blood chemistry, and integrative health.

I’ve helped over 20,000 households -- from moms to celebrities, college students to Olympic athletes, retired seniors to business moguls.

I began studying nutrition when I was a professional college athlete wanting to understand how to properly fuel my body. After discovering much of the available nutritional information was geared toward men, it ignited my passion: educating women on proper health and nutrition.

CCN is dedicated to whole-person health.

At CCN, we want your most dependent measurement to be based on how you physically feel. 

That’s a question you can ask yourself daily and weekly and you get to be the judge, not some overrated scale.

Feeling the difference comes from a strong intuitive connection with your whole health.


CCN's Complete Guide to Macros

In this masterclass, we'll cover:

What does balancing our macros mean, and what is the CCN philosophy around this

Teaching you how to balance and combine Macros is the goal of creating our challenges, but more so, we want you to understand what they are and what they do in your body. Once you have a better understanding of macros then you will internalize the idea of intuitive eating and how combining macros leads to more intuitive understanding of our bodies, our energy and capability.

Benefits of stabilized blood sugar

Blood sugar stabilization is one of the most overlooked aspects of our health, in my opinion. When it comes to our philosophy, the whole idea is built around protecting our blood sugar before it's too late.

The roles of each macronutrient and examples of how to get enough

If you've ever been on a fad diet, chances are you were required to reduce or remove one of the major macronutrients. Most likely carbohydrates. Each macronutrient plays a vital role in your health and vitality. We'll go in-depth with each macro, what their purpose in the body is, and how to get the most out of each.

How to meet your protein needs as a Vegetarian or Vegan

If you follow a vegetarian or vegan approach, you will want to make sure you are combining your protein sources correctly to ensure you’re getting all the necessary essential amino acids.

Understanding hormones related to blood sugar balance

Exploring the hormones that regulate blood sugar, such as insulin, glucagon, and cortisol, is key to optimal health. Understanding these hormonal interactions helps us make informed decisions about diet, lifestyle, and stress management for better overall well-being.

How to calculate macronutrients

At some point in your macro journey, all you need is an eyeball to measure your macros. It becomes second nature to know how to pair and see what you need. But we also realize you want to understand the full picture, to have the ah-ha moment of understanding, to feel like a lightbulb has gone off in your brain. We get that! And we've got you!

Symptoms you may experience if your macros are not balanced

In order optimize energy production and brain function, the body needs all 3 macronutrients in balance to do so. Aside from 'lack of energy', I'll share with you common symptoms you may experience if you're lacking in specific macronutrients.

Bio-individualized approach to combining your macros

A term you hear a lot in the nutrition space is bio individuality. This just means there isn’t a one size fits all approach to nutrition and health in general. I'll share with you the ranges for macros and how to know where you fall within that range.

Bonus:  31 Page PDF Guide

We've pulled together all of this amazing content into a 31 page guide for you to keep and refer back to as many times as you would like!

Bonus:  Community Q&A

This class was recorded live and Cara answered community questions such as "Do you need more protein during menopause?", "How do you get the protein you need as a vegan?", "How do you make adjustments if you're still hungry after meals?", and many more!

We believe you can learn to eat more intuitively as you tune into your body, treat it with love and kindness, and give it the nutrients it needs.

Join Cara Clark for this brand new masterclass

CCN's Complete Guide to Macros


The A's to your Q's

How will I access this Masterclass?

The masterclass is on demand meaning you will receive access to our learning platform to watch the masterclass and download the PDF guide. After you purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with more information on how to log on.

I can't make it live, will the replay be sent out?

Yes! We'll send out the recording of the masterclass along with all resources after the class is complete. It's yours to consume at your leisure again and again.

I can't make it live, will the replay be sent out?

Yes! We'll send out the recording of the masterclass along with all resources after the class is complete. It's yours to consume at your leisure again and again.

I received a PDF guide along with the Fresh Start 2024 challenge, but I also want to attend the workshop. Do I have to pay full price?

You're in luck! We're so glad you've joined us for the most recent CCN challenge and are loving the mini macros guide. We'd love to have you watch the masterclass, and are happy to extend a discount code. Plus, you'll receive the full 31 page Complete Guide to Macros which is more in-depth than what you received with the FSHH Challenge. Just email and once you're verified, we'll send you the coupon code!

CCN has never discussed weight loss specifically. What changed and why now?

It's true, we've been pretty adamant in the past that we don't focus on a number on the scale, but rather how we feel in our bodies. Our philosophy is based on the science of stabilizing your blood sugar. Eating for a stable blood sugar keeps your body working optimally, burning fat as fuel, as well as preventing hundreds of diseases. To keep your blood sugar stable, all 3 macros (carbs, proteins, and fat) should be eaten together. We take the guesswork out of calculating and tracking with our cookbooks and challenges.

Often times people come to CCN after trying to maintain restrictive diets for years. Because of this, their hormones are out of whack and when learning how to tap into intuitive eating, adding back a missing macronutrient into their diet (mainly carbs), and eating more frequently, some people may experience a plateau or even weight gain. It's important to us that our community understand the underlying causes of weight gain, the factors that would make weight loss difficult, and ways they can bio-hack the system to reach their goals. 

Will I receive a physical guide in the mail?

No, you will not. All the resources associated with this masterclass are digital and access will be delivered via email. Many people choose to print our cookbooks and guides to have on hand while in the the kitchen. But if you really do 💗 receiving snail mail, our monthly members receive a monthly recipe delivered directly to their home. 

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