Ideas to Fill Those Macros

When I first started counting macros I had trouble filling in those last bits at the end of the day.  For example, I would plan out my daily meals and snacks, but then would inevitably have some pesky macros lingering around that were in weird combos and hard to fill.

I’ve put together some ideas based on what your leftover macro situation might be, hope this is helpful!

Macros Pyramid Graphic
Find your favorite food on the graphic then check out which macros it is made up of.  The closer it is to each point, the more calories come from that macro.

Need: protein only

  • Chicken breast
  • Scrambled egg whites
  • Turkey lunchmeat
  • Tilapia filet

Need: protein and fats

  • Cheese
  • Whole eggs
  • Nuts (these will have a few carbs)

Need: protein and carbs

  • Greek yogurt
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Halo Top

Need: carbs and fats

  • Chocolate candy (I love Hershey’s kisses)
  • Avocado
  • Shredded coconut

Need: carbs only

  • Any fruit
  • Honey
  • Jelly/jam

Need: fat only

  • Oils (add to meats for cooking or on a salad)

3 comments

  1. Hey! Your blog seems really interesting. I would love to know which were the macros for you in the beggining and if the have changed after your evolution!! Thank you
    Carla

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    • Hi Carla! Thanks for following along on my blog :). When I first started out “clean eating” in March, I wasn’t following macros. I started that in May and certainly don’t mind sharing my numbers. Just remember that these were all calculated for my specific body type, goals, metabolism, etc. So following mine exactly won’t guarantee you to see results. I started out trying to lose fat, so my macros were 131 carbs, 62 fat, and 124 protein. In October, I switched to a Reverse Diet which means I am maintaining my weight/figure while increasing calories to build up my metabolism! My current macros are 148 carbs, 52 fat, and 128 protein. Carbs and fat are increasing about every 3-4 week :). I hope that helps! I highly recommend getting your macros calculated by the Ledbetters. This is a link to their website: https://www.macrocountingmadesimple.com/macro-counting-made-simple17693839

      Let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

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      • Thank you for your answer Claire! Your progress so far is inspiring! I am doing some reasearch and was just curious about numerbs that worked so well for you but for sure I need to get them calculated for my own needs. Your information was very helpful so thank you again!!
        C

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