Below are some of the tools that I use to effectively track macros:
- An App to Track Macros (I use the myfitnesspal app)
- A Food Scale to weigh your food to track accurately (I have this one but there are plenty of different kinds on Amazon)
One thing I have learned when tracking macros is that, almost by default, you will not be able to eat junk for every meal and still hit your macros. To effectively hit my macros and not go over, most of my foods do come from nutrient dense foods (veggies, complex carbohydrates, chicken, fruits). Only a small percentage comes from what I would define as “treats”.
It will take a lot of trial and error to find what does and does not work for your macros, but over time you will get the hang of it!