How to Do Macros – 101

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I often talk about “macros.” While it has become a very popular term, many people are still pretty confused about what it means, exactly.

Today I’m going to change that for you! AND, you get bonus tips that are not in the video below because you are part of this email list!

In the simplest form, “Macros” is the abbreviation for “Macronutrients.”

There are three – and only three – macronutrients, and they are:




Pretty simple, huh?

Eating according to “macros” simply means that you are strategically eating a specific amount of each of the three macronutrients above. Each day, you eat a certain amount of protein, a specific amount of fat, and a measured amount of carbs.

Where it gets interesting is in determining how many of each macro to eat.

There is no “one way” to eat macros. There are many different macronutrient formulas that you could follow and is the reason there is so much conversation on the topic. Be sure to click below on the image and check out this week’s video on this topic.

Check out this week’s video below for more thoughts on this!

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As always, I’d love to hear from you. What aspect of eating according to macros is still confusing for you? Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

4 replies
  1. Soniya
    Soniya says:

    Hey Holly, I want to join macros 101 challenge but so confused about the diet to follow. Coz I am an Indian and our food is totally different from what people eats here and I am a vegetarian (like no egg, no meat). So just wanted to ask does this challenge have the diet plan that I will be able to follow? Please help

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Holly,

    Is there a particular calculator you recommend for finding my BMR and TDEE? I also understand you need to know your weight, but since our weight fluctuates every day (I typically range 3-4 pounds in a day!) which weight should we use to calculate?

  3. Staci
    Staci says:

    Hi Holly. OK do I have been following a plant based diet for my endometriosis and it states I don’t need to eat fat/oil and I don’t need to count calories. So if I want to eat a huge bowl of oatmeal and 2 or 3 bananas its OK. Well my question is how could that possibly help my estrogen driven endometriosis? Does all of those carbs really help balance my hormones? As always thanks for such great content!!!!


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