Watch Our Easy Beginner’s Guide on Tracking Macros
Discover how to easily manage your diet by understanding macronutrients – proteins, carbs, and fats.
Whether you’re a beginner or looking to fine-tune your skills, let us help uncomplicate your macros!
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Step 1: Learn How To Track Your Macros (The Proper Way)
If you don’t know what “macros” are, then this is your place to start.
We explain all the basics, including the benefits of macro tracking, who should track macros, and importantly, how to start tracking your macros (the proper way).
Step 2: Learn How To Consistently Hit Your Targets & Get Results
Learning how to track your macros is one thing (everything you learned in step 1), but learning how to consistently hit your macro targets is another.
In this guide, you’ll learn tips from expert nutrition coaches to ensure you’re progressing toward your goal without getting overwhelmed or stressed by struggling to hit certain targets.
Step 3: Find A Macro-Tracking App & Start Logging
Our team has tested 18 popular nutrition tracking apps, using each of them for several weeks up to several months, to determine which is the best.
We ranked MacroFactor as the #1 macro tracker.
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It’s the most customizable tracker on the market, it constantly adapts to your metabolism, it’s easy to use, and it’s constantly updated as new scientific evidence is presented.
Step 4: Learn What To Do If You Don’t Hit Your Macros
When tracking macros, perfection isn’t the goal.
It’s not realistic to think every day you’ll hit your targets perfectly. Sometimes you’ll overshoot, and sometimes you’ll undershoot.
This is why we put together a guide on what happens if you don’t hit your macros and what you should do to “get back on track”.
Step 5: Get Specific On Your Goals
Whether you’re aiming to build muscle (bulk) or lose fat (cut), we have specific guides that target each of these goals.
Learn more about how the ratio of your macros changes based on your goals and how to adapt your macros over time as you progress.
Free Macro Tracking Tools
We’ve put together a collection of nutrition tools to help you begin your macro-tracking journey.
Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) estimates how many calories you need per day based on your weight, height, age, sex, and activity levels in order to maintain your weight.
Once you know how many calories it takes to maintain your weight, you can then determine how many calories you need to lose weight (caloric deficit) or gain weight (calorie surplus).
Body Recomposition Calculator
Once you know your TDEE, you can then set macronutrient targets and ratios that will optimize your body composition.
Optimizing your body composition means shifting towards a leaner, more toned physique.
Go Above & Beyond: Other Macro Resources
After you’ve gone through the five steps above, you may still have additional questions. Here, you’ll find other macro-tracking articles we’ve published that target more specific questions.
Macro Ratios & Food Suggestions
Explore the science and strategy behind optimal macro ratios and discover meal examples that make hitting your targets easy.
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