Why don’t the calories and the macros in MyFitnessPal match? Fun fact! Did you know that food manufacturers are allowed to round the calories on their labels? They can round these numbers down as much as 20-25%. That means, the 1 cup serving of salty chips that say 100 calories may ACTUALLY have closer to 120 calories based on the macros.⁠ The macros in MyFitnessPal, which are based on the actual accurate macros that food…

One of the questions I hear the most from our nutrition clients is how to best count and track macros easily and efficiently, and I almost always refer them to the MyFitnessPal (MFP) app. I’ve used MFP for quite a long time, so I have first-hand experience with how powerful a tool it can be for helping you stick to your plan while working towards a healthier lifestyle. Let’s call this blog post a “Beginner’s…

I haven’t done one of these “Monday in Meals” posts in awhile, and now that I’m eating more of a vegetarian diet (it’s actually kind of vegan with the occasional meat and fish mixed in), I wanted to share a vegetarian macro meal plan (aka a sample day from my own personal tracking). This particular day is actually fairly close to a vegan meal plan – minus the marine collagen in my iced coffee and cheddar…

Hi, guys! I’m a little behind on “live” blogging, but I wanted to share this post since I get questions ALL the time about how I count macros on the weekends. And, truthfully, I typically take breaks from tracking on Fridays and Saturdays (sometimes Sundays too), but I still “game plan” my food choices – just so I don’t go totally off the rails. Not that there’s anything wrong with letting loose every once in…

Goooooood morning! I saw this interview with Olympic athlete, Julia Mancuso, in Health (January/February 2014) the other day, and I thought it would make a fun blog survey, do here are my responses below. Feel free to play along, too! What do you do regularly to feel good about your body? CrossFit. I know, I know”¦ you’re sick of me raving about it, but I can be having the worst day ever and feel totally…

Hey, hey! Here’s my first check in for the Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge! Yay! If you missed the first week, the challenge was to keep a food journal all week long. I started mine last Sunday and have been faithfully tracking my eats on MyFitnessPal since then. So, I have to admit, I am thoroughly impressed with MyFitnessPal. Actually, more than impressed””totally blown away. Granted, I haven’t tracked my food intake since my FitDay.com…

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