Whether you’re on a mission to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain your current look, counting macros can be the solution you need. One staple of living a successful macro nutrition lifestyle is knowing how to properly weigh and track your foods. Weighing and measuring food for beginners is so important to progress and achieving results.
If you want the best results using macro nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on the grams…not the cups. Getting a good food scale is a must, a good digital scale should, at a minimum, provide measurements in ounces and grams and have the ‘tare’ function.
To get the most accurate numbers using your food scale here’s some basics on what you should do…
- Place your bowl on the food scale
- Set your scale to grams
- Zero the scale by pushing ‘tare’
- Add your first ingredient to the bowl and record
- ‘Tare’ your scale
- Add your next ingredient. Record. Repeat.
At first, counting macros and weighing your food might seem like a lot of work. But I promise, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Counting macros, weighing your food, and tracking your progress are all a part of reaching your goals. It may seem tedious at first, but the more you do it the easier and more natural it will become.