Reader Questions: Low Carb on the Go, How To Get Started, and more!
Man, does time fly when you’re having fun! I’m so glad you’re here as a part of the Fit Mom Journey family and hope you’re loving it here!
You all are so amazing, and (not surprisingly) have been asking many of the same questions. So today, I decided to answer 4 of the most common ones I receive on a daily basis.
Many of your questions will be answered, but if I missed one that’s really bugging you, feel free to hit “reply” and let me know! I’ll do my best to address it in a later email or blog post.
Question #1: What App Do You Use?
I post my daily macros on Instagram most days, and just about every day I get the question “What App Do You Use?” – and that’s a great question!
Let me first say that I don’t freak out about calories. What I’m focused on is listening to my body telling me how hungry/not hungry it is, and balancing my macro percentages.
Because I’m a weight lifter, I try to keep my macros to 5% (or less) net carbs, 30% protein, and 65% fat. The carbs are really my only hard limit, and I have higher protein levels than a traditional ketogenic diet because I’m building muscle. I recommend the Perfect Keto Macros Calculator to find your personalized macros.
With that being said, I use the free version of MyFitnessPal. I track my foods in the Diary Section, then use the Macros and Nutrients sections to post on Instagram.
I find that both the Macros and Nutrients screens are helpful because the pie chart is very visual, but the Nutrients give me hard data.
MyFitnessPal does have a paid version that will do Net Carbs for you, but I don’t feel it’s worth the monthly fee when I could just subtract my Fiber from Total Carbs on my own to get Net Carbs.