Last week we started tracking to specific targets, and you probably had a moment, sometime during the mid-afternoon, when you realized that in order to hit your macros you'd be eating nothing but four scoops of whey protein powder for dinner. Maybe you had 100 calories left at 10pm, and had to decide whether you really wanted to eat 1/4 of a banana and cook a full chicken breast only to eat one ounce of it.
With practice, you'll get better at food Tetris, so keep doing your best and learning which foods make it hard for you to hit your macros. Start to eat smaller quantities of the foods that are too high in carb or protein for you to be able to hit your macros by the end of the day, and/or start finding food sources you can keep on hand to help you fill the gaps at the end of the day.
At the same time, try not to get too carried away. There are a few key things to keep in mind while tracking Macros:
1. Estimates of the contents of food can be 20% off, because real food isn't always the same. Sometimes a chicken is unusually fat, or an apple is unusually sweet, or your grass fed cow was extra skinny. These natural variances mean that at best our most careful measurements are sort of guesses at macros anyway.
2. Your body knows what you ate. Whether or not you recorded correctly (due to food variance or imperfect measuring), your body is fully capable of processing exactly what you gave it - whether that's a little too much or too little protein/fat/carbs, it's totally ready to deal with it. Small variance here and there won't make a slight bit of difference in the grand scheme. (That said, if you're finding it difficult to get close to your targets - frequently finding yourself way over/under in a particular category or overall, please email me to discuss).
3. A perfect body almost certainly isn't worth a miserable life. Even if you measure perfectly, your targets are perfect, your metabolism behaves exactly as you expect, and you're able to hit your macros perfectly every day, this will take a toll on you in its own form. Eating food without enjoyment, entirely as building blocks representing numbers isn't all that much fun, and is very difficult if you like to eat out ever, or with people. Do your best, but tracking macros isn't important enough to let it take over your life. Here's an infographic from Precision Nutrition I found useful in helping me frame the tradeoffs between super leanness and being a regular person.