Ever wonder what to do to make counting macros easier? Here are 10 Dietitian Approved Macro Hacks that can help you whether you are just starting or have been going at it a while.
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1. Weighing nut butter instead of using a volume measure (Tablespoon) really makes a difference.
2. Keeping a journal to write in helps me stay on track when I need a break from the screen.
3. Condiments- Mustard, Salsa, and Trader Joe's Green Dragon Sauce take plain cooked protein, carbohydrates, and veggies from meh to YEA!
4. Roast your veggies for easy prep and loads of flavor.
5. Be flexible. Don't stress about not meeting EXACT numbers. As long as your within range and staying consistent you'll be okay. It's about building healthy habits, not being "perfect".
6. Brown Rice cakes are so easy to track and make yummy snack stacks! Click here for a recipe using rice cakes!
7. Recipes are hard, but make it easier to track by separating the ingredients or just tracking something similar.
For example: Instead of logging "Avocado toast" log 2 slices of bread, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 onion, 1/4 cup refried beans.
8. Going out to eat? Check if the restaurant loaded some of their entrees into the database before you go.
9. Some meals are worth keeping the same. Variety is the spice of life but having consistent meals (like the same breakfast) makes logging easier.
These meal prep meals look the same but a lot of the ingredients are the same or follow a very similar principle: protein, fruits, veggies, fats, carbs.
10. 2 Words: Barcode Scanner. This is a wonderful function in most food tracker apps. I use this for items like egg whites in the carton or protein bars instead of looking them up.
Those are my 10 dietitian approved macro tracking hacks!
Of course, not everyone is into tracking macronutrients. That's TOTALLY fine. It's a great tool for those who like to have objective data and make informed decisions about their nutrition.
Want to learn more about counting macros? Download my Dietitians Guide to Counting Macros