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My macro counters and meal plan don't match up in my diary! (iPhone only)
My macro counters and meal plan don't match up in my diary! (iPhone only)

Here are some tips for making sure you're getting the most out of your meal plan.

Crystal McMahon avatar
Written by Crystal McMahon
Updated over a week ago

We'd love for you to think of the meal plans as a starting point. Our plans have been created in partnership with leading nutritionists, based on the corresponding macro range and calorie averages for factors like your gender, height and weight.

More often than not, the macro calculations aren't going to match what is on the meal plan, because the calculations are much more specific to your body – whereas the meal plans correspond to your goal selection of 'lose', 'gain' or 'maintain'. This is what results in the little (xx over/under goal) message in your diary:

This means that it's totally fine for you to adjust the plans as you need to meet your counts – it's awesome to have a little bit of room to move with what you're eating, and increases your likelihood of sticking to the plan. Foregoing or adding a healthy snack here and there for the right reasons is not going to interfere with your ability to meet your goals and see real results. πŸ’ͺΒ 

Some people don't like snacking. Others prefer to have a bigger or smaller brekky in the morning. Think of that little difference as your opportunity to add or remove something in your meal plan to suit your day, and how you prefer to nourish your body – everybody's different!
β€‹πŸ‘‰ Hot tip: This may seem like an obvious one, but be careful to listen to your hunger cues. If you get to snack time and you're not hungry, this may be a sign that the plan is too much for your bod, even if you're on a 'Gain' plan. In these cases, go ahead and skip that snack and leave the circle behind it unticked so it doesn't contribute to your macro counts. The opposite goes for if you're on a 'Lose' plan and feeling famished or lightheaded during a workout – your health always comes first! What's more, dropping too low on your calories can actually get in the way of you losing weight healthily.

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