Counting Macros

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

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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.

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Macro Diet Apps

The best smartphone apps to use when you are counting macros and the most useful for meal planning, macro tracking, and goal setting.

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How To Count Macros as a Vegan or Vegetarian

Here's how to calculate your macros if you are a vegan or vegetarian. With a few easy adjustments, you reach your goals when doing a vegan macro diet.

Macro-Friendly: 15+ Delicious High Protein Meals

A great selection of higher-protein recipes and meals. Great if you're counting macros.

How to Count and Track Macros Using MyFitnessPal: A Tutorial

MyFitnessPal can be a great tool to use when counting macros. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to set it all up and MFP's limitations.

Out of a Macro For the Day? Here’s What to Eat

If you're macro counting (flexible dieting) it's challenging to know what to eat if you hit your limit of a macro before the day's over. Here are some ideas.

Macro-Friendly Recipe Ideas: Incredibly Tasty, Healthy Meals

Delicious macro-friendly meal ideas and recipes to help you reach your macro goals with ease.

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IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) Comprehensive Guide to This Way of Eating

IIFYM - If It Fits Your Macros allows you to eat anything and still reach your weight loss or muscle building goals. Here's how it all works.

How to Use Protein Supplements With Macro Dieting

The simplest solution to eating enough protein is to use a protein supplement in conjunction with flexible dieting IIFYM. Here's how to choose a good one.

Should I Count The Macros In Every Vegetable I Eat?

With flexible dieting, the concept of "free foods" doesn't apply if the food contains macros. You have to count the macros in all vegetables and here's why.

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5 Day Macro Dieting Meal Plan

5 days of meals and snacks for those counting macros (both men and women). This Flexible diet meal plan shows macro amounts and includes a shopping list.

What Causes Water Weight, Water Retention, and Weight Fluctuation?

Weight fluctuation is generally caused by water retention. Here's what causes water weight and how to prevent or fix it.

Carb Cycling While Flexible Dieting

Here's my take on carb cycling and why flexible dieting IIFYM actually does this naturally. What you should know about the process when counting macros.

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Counting Macros for Losing Weight Without Starvation

How to count macros to achieve weight loss without feeling like you're starving yourself. Shows how much fat, protein, and carbs you need for fat loss.

Using MyMacros+ With Macro Dieting

MyMacros+ is a useful app to use to keep track of your macros and calories when flexible dieting (IIFYM). Here's how to set it all up step-by-step.

What is Flexible Dieting? A Macro Based Diet Plan to Get Started Quickly

Get started Flexible Dieting IIFYM in three easy steps. Calculate your TDEE, calculate your macros, and track your food to lose weight or build muscle.

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Determining Macros for Obese Individuals

For those with 50+ pounds to lose, online macro calculators aren't very accurate because of excess fat tissue weight. He's how to make your macro sets more effective for fat loss.

TDEE and Macro Calculations for Pregnant or BreastFeeding Women

How to determine your TDEE and macros when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This ensures that your macros are adequate for that new life you are nurturing.

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Meeting Your Macros with BistroMD Delivery

Using a food delivery service can help busy people doing IIFYM or flexible dieting meet their macros a lot easier. Here's how BistroMD measures up.

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CrossFit and Flexible Dieting: A Match Made in Heaven

Flexible dieting or IIFYM is becoming popular among CrossFitters and here are the reasons why it's a great way to fuel your CrossFit WODs.