Maybe you are just trying to learn how to use MyFitnessPal especially during times when you go out and eat at a restaurant?
Well I like to tell you that meal prepping and counting macros is one of the most optimal ways of eating when you have a specific health goal you’re trying to achieve or try to have sustainable results.
And if you meal prep, you can never miss your meals or be lacking any nutrients.
But let’s get real!
There will be times when you forget or just don’t have time to prep meals! Sometimes you are so busy and traveling that meal prepping can be impossible to do.
Trust me, it happens to me as well. But I know some hacks to still fall within your macros without meal prepping.
In this meal prep hack, I will show you some alternatives places and tips you can go to which makes counting macros easy.
And this place is one of my local grocery stores Whole Food!
Whole Foods has so many different ways that you can make foods to go. But what I usually do when I’m in a hurry is build my plate at the hot bar.
I will show you a more concious way of building your plate so you don’t go over your nutrients especially on a plant based diet.
Tip 1. Choose foods that doesn’t have a lot of ingredients.
Tip 2. I usually like to go for my high protein and moderate fat sources first because this is the hardest to fulfill when on a plant based diet. Finding carbs is really easy so I keep that for last.
Tip 3. When you practice measuring and prepping your foods. It becomes easier to estimate the foods you build your plate with when going out.
Tip 4. When estimating your food at Whole Foods. Estimate it by weight. Because at the check out counter it will weight your food. And you can make any final adjustments in myfitnesspal to get more specific.
Hope this helps you out, and remember it’s not about being perfect. It’s about being accountable!