Macros or caloriee

Is it better to track macros or calories?


  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,456 Member
    edited October 2020
    What are your goals? If your goals are about weight control (whether that means losing, gaining, or maintaining), tracking calories is the simple, straightforward method. Tracking macros can be a proxy for tracking calories, but it's a little more complicated and requires extra vigilance in logging to make sure database entries are accurate for three different numbers, rather than just calories (then there's the alcohol monkey wrench, which you can't trace as a macro on MFP).

    Edited to fix stupid errors.
  • zamphir66
    zamphir66 Posts: 582 Member
    They're not exclusive. They're two tabs on the same spreadsheet.
  • IronIsMyTherapy
    IronIsMyTherapy Posts: 482 Member