Question: What do you use to track your macros?
Answer: I use MyFitnessPal and I bought the premium version so that I could set my macros to be exact.
Questions: What are macros?
Answer: Proteins, Fats and Carbs
Question: What do I do if I have hit my macros but I have calories left over?
Answer: Hit your macros and don’t focus on your calories. The food log app that you are using can cause it to look off.
Question: Do I enter in my workouts into my food log app?
Question: Will I need to track my macros forever?
Answer: No. That would not be a healthy way to live. The goal is to teach you what is in your food so that when you get a place of maintenance you should know what your daily food intake should look like.
Question: Do I need to count vegetables?
Answer: You don’t need to count fresh, non-starchy, fibrous vegetables and green leafy vegetables
Question: Do I weigh meat cooked or raw?
Answer: Honestly, it doesn’t really matter. I always do cooked out of convenience.
Question: How do I track alcohol?
Answer: Take the calories of the drink and divide if by 4 if you are going to use carbs OR divide it by 9 if you are going to use your fats. I prefer that you use your carbs.
Question: How do I track my macros at a restaraunt
Answer: You cant unless its a bigger chain restaurant that has their menu added to MyFitnessPal. The best thing you can do is bank some of your macros. Don’t starve yourself during the day, but plan ahead as much as you can and save up. Dont go overboard and get right back on track with the next meal.
Question: Do you recommend counting macros?
Answer: Counting macros, keeping food journals or any other type of food-tracking system can be triggering for people and may lead to disordered eating patterns. I think macro counting is a amazing tool to help you learn how to fuel your body without restricting foods from your diet. It teaches you balance and moderation. It is a good starting point to your new healthy lifestyle.