This guide will hopefully help you when it comes to tracking your macros and how to count your macronutrients. It’s probably best suited for beginners to the health and fitness journey, so if you’ve not tracked macros before, this should really help you on your way to being the healthiest version of yourself.
Don’t forget the small things as well though. Some thing as simple as making sure you are drinking enough water and getting in your fruits and veggies everyday will make such a huge difference to your health and well-being, it’s not all about counting calories! Even drinking a Vitality Tonic packed full of ancient adaptogenic herbs and spices will help to give your body a healthy boost of energy. A really tasty way to give your body a pick me up when you need it the most, filled with nutrient dense herbs such as – Rhodiola and Ginseng to boost your immune system.
Calculate Your Macros
There are many online calculators you can use to track your macros but just remember to use this as a guide and tweak it to suit you.
Use A Tracking App
There are so many tracking apps you can use but one of the better ones seems to be MyFitness Pal which is free to use the basic one.
Keep A Food Journal
Take note of everything in your food journal, the only person you are kidding if you don’t include it is yourself!
Many people are triggered to eat by their emotional state – boredom, sadness or even anger. You might notice that you eat out of habit, such as always snacking while watching TV. By taking a note of the context in which you reach out for food, you can identify the “whys” of your choices and systematically work on forming new habits.
Weigh Your Food
To help you better track your food intake, weigh your food where possible. A digital scale is the best to use but either will do if you don’t have one or cant afford one.
Should I Track Calories?
Yes, calories matter as well. Especially if you’re on a weight loss or a bulking journey. But crazy enough by tracking your macros, you’ll easily be able to track the calories you consumed that day.
All you need to remember is that 1 gram of carbs equals 4 calories, 1 gram of protein equals 4 calories, and 1 gram of fat always equals 9 calories.
The Fitness Focus Team