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Can You Eat a Paleo Diet and Track Macros?

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The foundation of Working Against Gravity’s nutrition coaching is tracking macros. From there, we coach you to create better eating and lifestyle habits. This helps you reach your performance and body composition goals and keep them for the rest of your life. We show you:

  • How to identify which food options work for your unique body – everyone’s different!
  • How to maximize them for performance and body composition improvements.
  • How to read nutrition labels and know which foods do what for you. We give you the facts so that you can make your own food choices.
  • How to make your favorite foods fit into your lifestyle, avoiding food restriction.

“Can you eat a Paleo-style diet while tracking macros?” is a question we get a LOT. Often, people will come to us from a Paleo or similar diet, happy with the results they have been getting, but want to dial in their nutrition even further.

The answer is yes, absolutely you can track macros while eating a paleo diet. In fact, a lot of ‘Paleo’ food and recipes are extremely macro-friendly! Consider it this way:

If you prefer to eat a paleo diet, then you already know WHAT you want to eat as the foundation of your diet: meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds etc. But do you know the ratios? How much should you eat to get the results that you’re looking for?

This is where tracking macros and having a nutrition coach is most beneficial to you. You can eat all the paleo-friendly foods in the world but if you’re not practicing portion control and if you don’t understand nutrient requirements, then you’re probably limiting your progress.

Truthfully, this answer goes for any diet type. Vegetarian, vegan, blood type diet, zodiac diet...even allergies and intolerance diets. Tracking macros is about taking YOUR diet, whatever it is, and showing you how to make it work best for you. There are some diets that can be more challenging to work around than others when it comes to tracking macros, but for the most part, anything goes.

Oh! And check out these four popular paleo-friendly recipes by our very own WAG team! They will help you kick-start your paleo macro-tracking journey.

Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Cream, Paleo, Macro Friendly Beef Stroganoff
Spicy Pineapple Coconut Chicken

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Love what you learned but still want more guidance and support? Hire a 1:1 coach who will get to know you, your lifestyle and your unique needs and create results that you can sustain long-term. If you're not quite ready to go all-in on hiring a coach, check out our Macro Calculation Cheat Sheet & 18 Tracking Tips and Tricks for macro counting!

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Posted by Dani Sheriff
Dani is the Project Director at WAG and has been a member since 2015. She is dedicated to creating amazing content for WAG clients and perfecting the client experience outside of coaching.

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