Here at Macrostax, we are committed to transparency. Check out the information below if you’re curious to learn more about the evidence behind our macro philosophy!
Our Macro Calculations
This article explains how we customize your macro targets for you based on your lifestyle, activity level, height, weight, and more.
We use the Harris-Benedict BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) equation as the basis for our calorie calculations and activity level factors. This is a very common, time tested method for calculating calorie needs. You can read more about this equation in the original published study here.
Our carbohydrate, protein, and fat recommendations fall within the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025) “Daily Nutritional Goals: Age-Sex Groups” ranges (% overall calories).
Why Tracking Matters
Studies show that consistently tracking your food intake has a significant impact on weight change over time. That’s why we recommend that you track everything you eat as consistently as possible – so you can be more effective at achieving your goals!
Our app does not provide meal plans and we do not advise you to follow any specific dietary pattern. However, we do base your default daily schedule on evidence that suggests planned meals and snacks timed throughout the day helps manage hunger and achieve portion control.
Macrostax in-app recipes make hitting those macro targets easier, but they are not required in order to be successful and are not tied to any specific dietary pattern or recommendations. Our recipes are aimed towards meeting the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025), with a focus on fresh ingredients and limiting added sugar, excessive sodium and saturated fats as recommended by the USDA.
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