Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I CALCULATE MY MACROS?


We don’t claim to be dietitians or fitness experts. Our goal is to be the top resource for easy, delicious macro-friendly recipes to help you on your journey. However, we have been at this for a while now and have learned a thing or two about macros and what has worked for us.

We now have a free calculator that will help you determine your estimated daily calories and macros. The calculator uses widely accepted methods for determining calories and macros, but it is just an estimate based on the information you provide. There are other factors (like body fat %, body type, health/medical issues, etc) that should be considered and we recommend consulting a registered dietitian or nutrition coach to help you fine tune your macros. That being said, this calculator and the information provided should be enough to get you started on your macros journey and start seeing results.

You can find the calculator here: Macro Friendly Food – Easy Macros Calculator

There are a lot of resources available to help you determine your macros.

Some that we’ve had success with are as follows:

Custom calculations:
I Heart Macros (use the code Elyse20 to get 20% off)

Body By Bre

Free calculators:
If It Fits Your Macros

Transparent Labs

Use these resources to help determine your macro goals and we’ll help you with all the recipes you’ll need to be successful.

HOW DO I USE THE APP AND MEAL PLAN PRINTOUTS?


Immediately after signing up you should receive an email containing your login credentials. That’s how you’ll log into your account on macrofriendlyfood.com as well as the app at macrofriendlyfood.app.

The first day of every month we will publish 12 new recipes. The recipes can be found and used in the app or downloaded/printed from your account on our website.

You can access and log into the app by going to macrofriendlyfood.app. Within the app you can create your own meal plans. You can sort the recipes by course type, year, or month. You can search by keyword or ingredient. You can add recipes to your list of favorites. And you can save your meal plans and use them on any device. For more detailed instructions on how to use the app please click here.

You can log into your account at macrofriendlyfood.com/my-account/downloads/ to view, download, or print the meal plan printouts that are available to you based on your subscription(s).

We know some people prefer pen and paper so if the meal planning app is not your thing, we’ve included 4 weeks worth of meal planning pages that you can fill out at the end of the PDF printout. This way you can select which recipes you want to make each week and stay organized.

If you don’t want to use the shopping list feature in the app, we’ve also included shopping list pages that are organized by category (ie produce, dry goods, meat, etc) in the PDF printout.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE APP AND MEAL PLAN PRINTOUTS?


You will have full access to the app and all the meal plan printouts that are published from the time you sign up until the time you cancel your subscription.

Once your subscription has ended you will no longer have access to the app or the meal plan printouts in the downloads area of your account, but you are welcome to use any meal plans you downloaded or printed during your active subscription.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?


We accept all major credit cards. Your security is very important to us. Our website is fully encrypted with the latest SSL standards. We never store any payment information on our website or servers. All payments are run through Stripe. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, they make use of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a highest level of security.

ARE THERE ONLY DINNERTIME RECIPES?


Our main meal plan offering is geared toward family Our main meal plan is geared toward family dinnertime, but we also have an annual plan for breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes that can be purchased here: Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

If you sign up for the breakfast, lunch and snacks plan you will be able to use those recipes in the app and you’ll receive 60 new breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes every year.

AM I LOCKED INTO A CONTRACT?

We currently offer two subscription billing intervals, monthly and quarterly. You can cancel your subscription at any time and it will go into “pending cancellation” until the end of your billing period (monthly or quarterly.) At the end of your billing period, your subscription will not renew and you will no longer have access to the meal plans in your account.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I PLAN TO SPEND ON GROCERIES?


There are a lot of factors that play into how much you’ll spend on groceries (ie how many meals you plan to make, what brands, quantities of ingredients, what you already have in your pantry, etc). We try to include budget-friendly ingredients as well as ingredients that are readily available at most grocery stores. However, if you make 8-10 recipes per week from our Macro Friendly Meal Plans your groceries should be approximately $150.00 – $180.00. For the Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks plan it totally depends on if you are making these meals for the whole family, but assuming you’ll be doing breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the whole family, you should be right around $80.00-$100.00 for groceries. If it’s mostly just one or two of you eating the breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes then your groceries will cost less.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THESE MEALS FEED?


The Macro Friendly Meal Plans are meant to feed 6-8 people. The breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes are individually portioned. So you can adjust them to feed as many people as you want.

WHY HAVEN’T I RECEIVED MY MONTHLY MEAL PLAN EMAIL?


You should receive a monthly meal plan email on the first day of each month. If it’s not in your inbox, spam/junk, or promotional folder please reach out to us at [email protected] Additionally, we recommend adding [email protected] to your email contacts and/or list of approved senders to ensure that our emails make it to your inbox.

CAN I CHANGE MY SUBSCRIPTION BILLING LENGTH?


You can easily switch the billing period of your subscription with these easy steps: Login to your account Click “view” next to your subscription Click “switch billing period” It will take you through the checkout process (this is normal) Select the billing period that you want Complete the checkout process You will not be billed for your new subscription billing period until your current billing period has finished (ex. If you signed up for a monthly subscription on Jan 3rd. and switched to a 3 month subscription on Jan. 15th, your 3 month subscription would not begin until Feb 3rd. One month after your current billing cycle began.)

WHAT PROTEIN POWDER DO YOU USE AND HOW BIG IS THE SCOOP?


We really like these protein powders!

I Heart Macros (use code Elyse20 for 20% off)

Body By Bree (use code Elyse10 for 10% off)

The scoop in both of these powders in 1/4 cup. So if you have a preferred protein powder just be sure to use 1/4 cup.

HOW DO I FIND THE RECIPES ON MY FITNESS PAL?


At the bottom of each recipe you’ll find a line that says “MFP-MFF (Recipe title).” The “MFP” stands for My Fitness Pal. This is the name of the recipe in My Fitness Pal. When you add food to your fitness diary in My Fitness Pal use the search bar and search the “MFF (recipe title)” listed at the bottom of the recipe and it will pull up the recipe.