Origin Rehab Physical Therapy, Health, And Wellness

The Basics of Macros – A Recap of Our Workshop

It’s RECAP day…if you missed the Nutrition Workshop with Guest Speaker Heather Wilson (owner of AGT Wellness) last week or knew you wouldn’t be able to join live, we are bringing you the inside scoop (and a chance to grab access to the REPLAY link).

Benefits of Counting Macros
Counting macros can help determine your body composition. It’s a more individualized way to meet your specific goals. Think of it this way: we count calories to change our weight, we count macros to change our body composition.

Counting macros can improve awareness of portion sizes, improve the nutrition density in the food you eat, and improve awareness of your habits (like snacking, mindless eating or emotional eating).

What percent of Carbs, Protein and Fat should you have in your diet? How do you calculate your daily intake needs for each macro based on your goals?
These are excellent questions that Heather tackles head-on. In general terms, the recommended ratio is 45-65% Carbs, 10-35% Proteins, and 25-30% Fats. It’s important to have each of these macro nutrients in your daily nutrition plan because they each play an important role in your health. Excluding one, commonly carbs, can lead to an imbalance and nutritional deficit. The majority of our carbs should come from whole, unprocessed foods like fruits and vegetables rather than items that contain processed simple sugars (like gummy worms, my favorite).

Enjoy the foods you love while making better decisions about your health.
Counting macros is not just about placing limits. It’s about improving our relationship with the food that fuels our bodies. This often includes the process our bodies use to self-repair through physical therapy. We discussed practical tips and common measures to enjoy the foods we love and not feel hungry or like we’re on the diet roller coaster.

Take the next step to dive deeper into Macros and learn how to practically start using this valuable information this week by getting the replay link.

WHY is Origin Rehabilitation, best known for our AMAZING physical therapy services, offering Free Nutrition Workshops?

We’ve been helping our community reduce pain and improve their health for years. We plan to continue to bring you speakers who are experts in their field and who can help you improve your health and ability to enjoy doing the things you love to do with the people you love.

Well… since we’ve made it our mission to help our community to be the healthiest it can be and since knowledge and understanding is the foundation to making changes, putting a small, no cost “class” together seemed like a GREAT way to fulfill our commitment.

We want to see you take your health to the next level, whether it’s through Mint Hill Physical Therapy office (7900 Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Suite 107E, Mint Hill, NC 28227) or our home health physical therapy service, Wellness, Dry Needling, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessments, Training Programs, or connecting you with experts and valuable resources in our community, we are here for it! Check out our website to learn more about Origin Rehab and what we’re doing in the community at www.origin-rehab.com.

Nutrition that Makes a Difference

At Origin Rehab we’ve been helping people improve their health for years and will continue to bring you speakers who are experts in their field who can help you improve your health and ability to enjoy doing the things you love to do.

Today we want to introduce you to our friend and Guest Speaker for our May 18th Nutrition workshop: Heather Wilson. Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get to know more about Heather and the components needed to change lifestyle habits to achieve your goals.

Katrina: Welcome Heather! Can you start by sharing a little about your background and what you do?

Heather: Yes, I am the owner of AGT Wellness. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Working Against Gravity (WAG) Certified Nutrition Coach, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. I’m also a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, have completed the Pain Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC) and am a CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) coach. I think it’s safe to say that education and continued professional development is important to me!

I believe that the way we eat, move, and think are the keys to living a happy, fulfilled life. The changes I’ve seen in my own life through support of others has fueled my passion to help those who face challenges when it comes to nutrition, exercise, and mindset. The struggle is definitely real and becoming the best version of ourselves is a continual process. AGT Wellness offers Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, and Life Coaching to help individuals transform from where they are today to where they want to be in their health, fitness, and happiness.

I offer nutrition coaching services designed for individuals who are tired of yo-yo dieting and want to make changes that are sustainable and fit into their lifestyle. Coaches create individualized nutrition plans that help people meet their goals

Katrina: What do you love about what you do?

Heather: I love connecting with people, helping them figure out what works for them when it comes to how to achieve their goals, and seeing the ways they change as we work together. The sense of fulfillment that comes from being a part of someone’s journey to better themselves is something that I can’t really describe but it lets me know that I’m doing what I was meant to in my career.

Katrina: WHY does it help to see someone who deals with nutrition, exercise and emotions versus just seeing a personal trainer?

Heather: I firmly believe that focusing on all three components – how someone thinks, eats, and exercises – is the best way to help someone develop the habits that are necessary to become the person they want to be.

I think of the saying I’ve often heard coaches say to players: “get your head in the game.” Coaches recognize that what the player is thinking about is influencing their performance during practice or games. The same thing applies when it comes to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The way we think influences how we act, which influences the progress we make towards our goals. Mindset matters and is a big component when it comes to changing our habits, which is essential when it comes to making changes in our lives. Bringing mindset components into a health improvement plan helps people recognize how the things they think may be causing them to get in their own way when it comes to achieving their goals. Learning to challenge and change any self-defeating beliefs is a skill that improves someone’s chances of achieving their goals. Recognizing and talking about the emotions behind why we do what we do makes it easier to plan to do something differently the next time we’re in a similar situation.

Also, nutrition is a significant factor when it comes to achieving goals to lose weight or improve muscle tone. Working with a nutrition coach, in addition to personal training, allows for a more comprehensive plan to be developed when it comes to someone’s nutrition. It allows for dedicated time to specifically help someone learn healthy habits when it comes to nutrition and to talk through any challenges they may be having with their nutrition plan.

Katrina: Who would benefit from coming to the nutrition workshop?


Someone who’s heard the term “macros” but isn’t sure what it means

Someone who isn’t sure what foods are considered proteins, fats, or carbs

Someone wondering healthy ways to add more protein, carbs, or fat to their diets

Heather & her family at Yellowstone: Husband Josh, son Justin, and daughter Ella