Run Eat Repeat Podcast: Macros 101 with Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake

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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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I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Run Eat Repeat Podcast!

Monica and I had a great conversation (it was also fun to catch up with an old friend!), but we didn’t necessarily focus on diets or weight loss. Instead, we talked about macros and how a balanced diet can help you feel better and run better. Ok, sure, sometimes macros get a bad wrap. If you abuse them, you will not get good results and might actually do harm to your body and health. But it’s all about HOW you use macros, and I will forever be a proponent of macros as a TOOL and not as a diet.

At the end of the day, using macros correctly gives you data about your food choices, how those choices make you feel, and how they change your body composition goals. They are not some set of numbers that you should blindly follow just because an online calculator, app, or coach gave them to you. And you definitely shouldn’t let your macro goals dictate exactly what you eat without paying attention to your biofeedback. Macros should guide your choices and help inform them, but they are not the end all, be all of nutrition.

I could go on and on about macros and why they are so wonderful for helping you achieve your body and health goals, but I’ll wrap up my soapbox by saying, listen to the episode, especially if you’re someone who is curious about macros. It’s a great place to start if you’re not familiar with macros and nutrition. Additionally, my Lean Macros Bundle and Everything Macro Cookbook are two resources that I always recommend to newbies.


  • What are macros?
  • How do they relate to a healthy diet?
  • Why should a runner care about macros?
  • How can paying attention to macros help you run better, faster, longer?
  • What’s the best way to start to get your nutrition balanced?

LISTEN HERE: Macros 101 with Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake

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