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Welcome to the MacroFactor Help Center. This is where you can find anything you'd want to know about the basics of setting up a nutrition plan, or how to use all of the features in MacroFactor. We aimed to make the user interface as intuitive as possible, but MacroFactor has a lot of functions, features, and analytics that aren't present in most other nutrition apps, and our approach to food logging differs quite a bit from most other apps, so there will probably be a bit of a learning curve. This help center will walk you through everything you need to know to get the most out of MacroFactor.

Nutrition Basics

Before we get down to MacroFactor's features and analytics, let's start with the educational component of the help center. We have a series of pages that discuss core nutrition concepts so you can understand how we generate our recommendations, and how to tailor a nutrition plan to your own needs and preferences. Head over to the Nutrition category to learn more.

Nutrition Plans

MacroFactor generates and adjusts nutrition plans based on your starting point, your goals, and your progress. The links below explain the different types of nutrition plans in MacroFactor, including pros and cons of each approach. Head over to the Macro Program category to learn more.


At its core, MacroFactor is an analytics-driven app. We use the weight and nutrition data you log to estimate your daily energy expenditure and make adjustments to your calorie and macronutrient targets. Since MacroFactor runs on data-driven insights, we believe you should be able to see what we see. Here you can learn more about the prescriptive and descriptive analytics at the heart of MacroFactor. Head over to the Dashboard category to learn more.

How to use MacroFactor's features and functions

You can do a lot of things in MacroFactor. There are features you'll use every day, features you may only use once or twice per year, and features that you may never use. This section of the help center is a handy resource if you're new to MacroFactor and you're just learning about everything this app can do, or if you're a veteran user who can't remember where to find a configurable option you last edited nine months ago. Head over to the How To category to learn more.


If you still have any questions about MacroFactor, feel free to ask questions in our Facebook group and subreddit. Those are also great places to provide feedback. You can also go here to view our short-to-medium-term roadmap or submit a feature request.