EP172: No, seriously, here’s how to get consistent with macros

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Let’s chat how to get consistent with macros! Consistency is key when it comes to tracking macros. Here are some tips to help you stay consistent with tracking your macronutrients:

  1. Set specific goals: Clearly define your macronutrient goals based on your dietary needs and fitness objectives. Having a target to work towards will help you stay motivated and focused.
  2. Use a reliable tracking method: Choose a tracking method that works best for you. This can be a pen and paper journal, a spreadsheet, or a mobile app specifically designed for tracking macros, such as MyFitnessPal or Lose It!. Find a method that you find easy to use and convenient.
  3. Plan your meals in advance: Take some time to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time. This will allow you to accurately calculate and adjust your macronutrient intake for each meal. Consider meal prepping to make it easier to stick to your plan.
  4. Measure and weigh your food: To accurately track your macros, measure and weigh your food using a kitchen scale whenever possible. This will help ensure that you’re logging the correct portion sizes and getting accurate nutritional information.
  5. Be mindful of portion sizes: When eating out or in situations where it’s challenging to measure your food, try to estimate portion sizes based on your previous experience. With time, you’ll develop a better understanding of portion sizes and become more accurate in your tracking.
  6. Educate yourself: Learn about the macronutrient content of different foods and ingredients. This knowledge will help you make better choices and accurately estimate the macros in your meals, even when you’re unable to measure or track them precisely.
  7. Be consistent with tracking: Make it a habit to track your macros consistently every day. It might seem tedious at first, but with time, it will become second nature. Try to log your food as soon as possible after eating to minimize forgetfulness.
  8. Review and adjust as needed: Regularly review your progress and adjust your macronutrient intake if necessary. Pay attention to how your body responds to different macro ratios and tweak your plan accordingly to meet your goals.
  9. Seek support and accountability: Consider joining online communities or finding an accountability partner who also tracks macros. Sharing your journey with others can provide motivation, support, and valuable insights.
  10. Stay flexible and forgiving: Remember that tracking macros is a tool to help you achieve your goals, but it doesn’t need to be perfect all the time. Aim for consistency, but don’t beat yourself up if you occasionally slip up. The most important thing is to maintain a healthy and sustainable approach to nutrition.

By implementing these strategies and staying committed, you can develop consistency in tracking your macros, leading to greater awareness and control over your dietary intake.

Consistency is the name of the game if you want to change your physique. Macros are an incredible tool for supporting your weight loss goals, but if you struggle with consistency, you are likely missing out on results.

In this episode, I share some simple hacks that can make all the difference. These tips and tricks make tracking macros easier and more efficient, so you’re able to stay consistent and get the physique results that you want! 


Ready to get started with macros but not sure where to start? I’ve got you! Download my FREE Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tracking Macros to get all my best tips and tricks for success.

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