# Macros

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Can someone PLEASE tell me how to calculate Marcos 😪

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Unless I'm not understanding what you're asking (very possible) you don't need to calculate them while using MFP. Just enter your foods each day and it'll tally up your carbs, protein, and fat. If there's a particular macro goal you're trying to hit (e.g. 70/20/10 or whatever) set that up in the Goals tab, and each day it'll show you how much you fell short / went over or if you hit your macro targets.
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It's probably better to start from first principles and Boom Boom Performance has a great series of 8 short videos on Youtube on the subject of nutrition for fat loss. Here's a link to part 1 and you can find the rest from there. I think part 3 deals specifically with macros.

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Its not all that easy to calculate your own macros. I've done it and its a lot of math. There are a ton of macro calculators out there. Here are some good ones:

https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/
https://macrosinc.net/macro-calculator/

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Determining your macros will be dependent on what your goal is and what eating plan you’d like to be on. It will depend on your current health, BMI, weight/height, and medication. Gaining muscle weight, maintaining weight, losing weight, keto etc...

Definitely use a calculator. Definitely take measurements of your chest, waist, thighs, arms etc.

For example: I’m 5 ft, 125 lbs and pretty “healthy”. For Keto these are my macros—
Fat- 75%
Protein- 15%
Carbs- 5%

I try not to worry about calories too much, I wouldn’t eat 2500 calories for my body size. But I don’t measure calories because I’m typically full after 1,000-1,400. Once you know your body you’ll know what’s enough, and only focus on my percentage. In the settings in MyFitness Pal (not pro) you can change your percentages.
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jooko1705 wrote: »
Can someone PLEASE tell me how to calculate Marcos 😪

Macros are generally personal preference, though they can help some people with satiety and compliance. The MFP defaults are a fine place to start. Then learn from your logging - note any patterns on days you struggle with hunger or days you easily stick to your goal. Many of us look at the default protein and fat goals as minimums to exceed and let carbs fall where they may. I discovered days I was higher in protein were easier so I took 5% from carbs and added it to fiber.

For weight manipulation, calories are king. Many people lose or gain weight and stay healthy without giving much thought at all to their macros. So don't stress about it!
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edited November 2019