Counting Macros can already be confusing as it is. Hopefully this step by step tutorial on how to input your macros into MyFitness Pal helps make life a little easier for you 😉
Open MyFitness Pal, and select the + button at the bottom of the Home screen. Select Food, and then select which meal you want to enter it into.
Next, you can either type in the food you are wanting to add in or scan the food if it has a barcode. You want to choose a food that has a green check mark next to it. Those are verified foods that have been added so they are actually accurate.
Next, select the serving size (weigh your food, if you have a food scale, and measure it in grams to get the most accurate serving size). Then click the check mark to enter it.
Now to view your macros for the day, select More at the bottom right of the screen and then select Nutrition. Select Macros on the top right of the screen. This shows you where you are at for the day so far. It tells you how many grams of each you’ve eaten so far, as well as the % of each. By the end of the day, you want to make sure you’ve gotten as close to your grams for each macronutrient (carbs, proteins, fats) as you possibly could. You also want your % under the column titled “Total” to be as close to the “Goal” % as possible.
You can view your Goals by selecting More on the bottom right of the screen, then select Goals. Next, select Calorie & Macronutrient Goals and it will bring up the far right screen that is shown below. You can adjust your calorie goal if needed and also your % for each.
Hope this helps!