Counting Macros

Everything you ever wanted to know about counting macros and flexible dieting.

carbs are good

Carbs are Not Bad, Unhealthy, and Will Not Prevent Weight Loss

Carbs are part of a healthy and balanced diet. You can eat them while losing weight or whatever your body composition goal may be.  Here's why.

calories or macros?

Calories or Macros: Which is More Important for Weight loss?

When wanting to lose weight should you focus on calories or macros? Both and here's why both quantity (calories) and quality (macros) matter.

5 Plant Based Meal Ideas For Macro Dieting

Here are 5 plant-based meal ideas (with recipes) you can use when macro dieting or counting macros as a vegetarian or vegan.

macro diet desserts and sweet treats

18 Macro Friendly Desserts and Sweet Treats

18 macro-friendly desserts and sweet treats that will prove helpful if you're following a macros diet and have sugar cravings.

learn to calculate your macros

How to Calculate Your Macros and REE for Body Transformation

Beginner's guide to macronutrient calculations, macro formulas, and calculating REE. Determine your macros for weight loss or muscle building.

alcohol and macros

Drinking Alcohol and Counting Macros

Drinking alcohol can be part of a counting macros diet as long as you treat alcohol just like you do any other food or drink. Here's how to track it accurately to keep it from hindering your progress.

hunger and macros

Help, I’m Hungry on a Macros Diet

Are you feeling hungry when counting macros? Here's why you feel hunger and some steps you can take to deal with it while losing weight with a macros diet.

Ultimate Macro Calculator

Macro Calculator for Accurate Daily Macronutrients and Calories

Free macro calculator to accurately calculate your macronutrients as a weight loss calculator or an online tool for gaining lean muscle.

How To Track Macros In the Foods You Eat Painlessly

A step-by-step guide showing how to track macros in the foods you eat using three easy methods when counting macros or flexible dieting.

how much fat to eat daily

Can I Eat Saturated Fat While Tracking Macros?

Saturated fat was once considered unhealthy but now research shows it can be part of a healthy diet and included your daily fat macro goal.

How Much Fiber Should We Eat When Counting Macros?

Fiber recommendations when counting macros or flexible dieting. I explain what fiber is, it's importance for your health, and how much you should eat daily.

ted kallmyer healthy eater author/coach

How a Macro Diet Transformed My Body and My Eating

Ted's personal success with a macros diet. Before and after pictures, blood test results, and what motivated him to give this method a try.

low calorie dieting

Is a Macro Diet Better than a Low Calorie Diet?

Here's how the macro diet compares to a low-calorie diet. Eating fewer calories isn't always the best approach long-term and can do more harm than good.

A Macro Diet and Intuitive Eating: Learning to Eat Enough Instinctively

Using a macro diet is an effective way to teach yourself to eat intuitively. It teaches good nutritional habits that can put an end to dieting.

exercise and weight loss

Will Exercise Make Me Lose Weight?

Exercising doesn't mean that you will lose weight. But exercise does allow you to eat more. Here's how to find the balance by using macros and your TDEE.

How Accurate is Your Apple Watch TDEE and Other Fitness Trackers?

Your Apple Watch TDEE, as well as other wearable fitness trackers, may not be as accurate as they seem. Here are the reasons and the research proving it.

nutritional coaching

Benefits of Hiring a Nutrition Coach to Reach Your Fitness Goals

A certified nutrition coach helps people cut through the dieting BS and teaches them how to nourish their bodies in a way that promotes health and vitality.

smartsweets candy

Macro Friendly Candy: Smart Sweets

One of the great things about counting macros is that sweet treats like candy aren't out of the question. But, you have to have the macros or be willing to...

how much protein to eat daily

Top 20+ Protein Foods When Counting Macros

When counting macros hitting the protein recommendation is often difficult. Here's how much protein you should eat and which protein-rich foods to choose.

muscle building macros

Macros for Gaining Muscle and Cutting Fat

Counting macros can be a great way to gain muscle mass while losing fat at the same time. Here's how to calculate your macros correctly for lean gains.