My Macros app for PC – Use on Windows 10, Mac
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Download the My Macros app on PC. It is the only diet tracking app made by a fitness professional. You can now use this android app on your Windows and Mac PCs.
Why the My Macros PC app
We all know that having a handle on your diet is one of the more important factors towards reaching your health and fitness goals. Thankfully, as of late, there has been a shift from the “hardcore” deprivation style diets that allow yourself to be treated to cold tilapia out of tupperware to a more flexible, lifestyle approach to dieting. One where you can actually have your cake and eat it too.
Flexible dieting and “If it fits your macros” (IIFYM) are by no means a ground breaking concept, but one that has gained a lot of traction over the last few years. IIFYM, from a high level, is rather than having calorie based goal, you have a goal based off of Protein, Carb and Fat intake (and I suggest keeping tabs on your fiber as well). IIFYM tries to decouple the thought of only eating “clean foods” as being a requirement to being healthy and in shape. IIFYM lets you enjoy the journey a bit more because you don’t have to deprive yourself from any of your favorite foods or shut yourself off from the social aspect of food.
If a food database of over 5 million foods isn’t enough to explain why the My Macros for PC app is so great, look to its other features like its barcode scanner and its ability to track several nutritional goals at once. If you’re the kind of person who needs a little extra motivation, you can build a community with your friends, so that you can track each others’ progress and even see what they’re eating in real-time.
Features of My Macros for Windows app
- Designed by people who lift weights and want a real IIFYM-style macro tracker. This is the real strength of this app. It’s not put together by clinical dietitians who have never set foot in a weight room.
- Allows for detailed nutrition targets and multiple target sets. If you’re calorie/carb cycling or just want different macro totals for different days, MM+ does a great job.
- Optional pro account unlocks additional features. For $3/month, you can backup/sync your data, unlock additional features, and follow other users for motivation and support. (I tried a pro account, didn’t really use the extras features.)
Some Drawbacks for My Macros PC app
- Somewhat clunky interface. You get used to it after a while, but it could be smoother.
- Finding foods can be difficult. Many common foods don’t come up when you search for them. Type “banana” into the search field, and it shows no results. But when you dig into an alphabetical list of fruits, there it is.
- The units don’t reflect how people eat. After you find your banana on the list, the only unit available is cups of mashed banana. No ounces, no grams, no large/medium/small option. It’s just not useful. I don’t know any adults who eat cups of mashed banana.
How to Install My Macros app on Windows and Mac
- Install an Android emulator on your PC, you can use the BlueStacks or NoxPlayer
- Complete the installation of the emulator by following the instructions that appear on the screen
- After the installation is complete open the emulator
- Login using your Google ID to access the PlayStore
- Search for the My Macros app
- Click on the install button to start the download process
the app is not free to download and you will have to pay 3 dollars for it. you can use it on your Smartphone to keep track of your macros as well, follow this LINK.