Counting Macros for Keto (Sucks)

Let’s preface the above very definitive statement with a quick note that I don’t do it often, but I decided to track a full day of eating today, and my goodness! It made eating so hard today!

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Salmon, salad, and a runny boiled egg: Keto macros on point! 

Weigh Everything

The easiest way to track your macros accurately is to weigh it all!
Ensure that you have good kitchen scales, and make sure that you’re using them appropriately!

Keep Up the Fats

Don’t forget why we’re here! Keep your fats up by including good sources of fat like avocado (despite how expensive they are), coconut products, and grass-fed butter.

Exercise – To Log or Not To Log

I personally choose not to log my exercise, even though my goals include losing weight. I don’t think it is accurate enough to rely on the calorie expenditure estimation that they give you.
If you choose to log the exercise you do, please use caution, and don’t rely too heavily on all of those extra calories that the exercise has afforded you!

Rely On Your Intuition

If you think you can, try to rely on your own intuition when estimating your macro intake! Though if you’re not confident yet, count count count! Counting macros helps to build your own understanding of how much you’re eating so you can eyeball it as much as possible.

Honestly, I wish I could be bothered to count my macros more consistently!! I feel like I would reap a lot more benefits from doing it religiously, and I would surely be a lot more conscious of how many extra calories I’m eating!
But I don’t beat myself up about it! I do what I can and when I can!

Do you count your macros religiously? Do you have any shortcuts or advice?

Do you follow a keto diet?

If you want to keep track of what I’m eating and doing, check out my Instagram: @thecrappyrunner

Author: Thecrappyrunner

Just an unfit girl trying to get back into running, and getting myself ready for a half marathon! Building endurance, conditioning my body, and maintaining consistency.

3 thoughts on “Counting Macros for Keto (Sucks)”

  1. For some reason, the very idea of having to count anything I eat makes my skin crawl. It’s one of those weird things that makes me feel like an angry toddler, ready to throw an enormous tantrum! It just seems so time consuming. On the flip side, I get stressed out that I’m eating too much or too little, or not getting enough of something.

    I’m thinking of counting for one day a week to get a baseline. Finding balance is so hard!

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  2. I count obsessively on the KetoDiet app because I’ve only been doing this for a couple months and I’m still really bad at just eyeballing it. Having a kitchen scale definitely helps. I also keep track of the info on various ingredients in Google Docs to make calculating the macros for the meals we make easier.

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