nutritional Guide

What Are Macros?

Macros stand for "macronutrients" & are the nutrients we need in larger quantities that provide us with energy: in other words, fat, protein and carbohydrate.

They are essential nutrients that provide energy and help keep people healthy.

*Micronutrients are mostly vitamins and minerals, and are equally important but consumed in very small amounts.

People try to start eating healthier and counting their calories, but they are missing a KEY aspect of their game plan.

Let's say there are 2 different people both are eating 2000 calories a day diet plans, they should be getting the same results right? Sorry to say but NOPE! What we have to ask look at is what makes up those 2000 calories for each of their day. Is it 2000 calories made up of only carbs or junk food etc.

Calories Reflect Energy, Not Nutrition

Benefits of counting macros

  • Lose stored fat

  • Tone Muscle

  • Preventing health conditions

  • Maintaining a moderate weight

  • Reaching fitness goals

Calories Vs Macros

Macros of which there are three categories: protein, carbohydrates and fats. Every food & drink can be divided up into a category or even combination of these categories, & that's how the calorie content is made.

  • Protein: 1 gram = 4 calories

    Carbs: 1 gram = 4 calories

    Fat: 1 gram = 9 calories

    *Alcohol: 1 gram = 7 calories

Track Calories or Macros?

One of the biggest differences between counting calories and tracking macros is that calories focus more on quantity,

while macros highlight quality. 

IIFYM, or “If It Fits Your Macros,” is a type of flexible dieting that helps people lose weight without feeling overly restricted. Rather than focusing on calories, IIFYM tracks macronutrients instead. This allows for much more flexibility since all foods can be enjoyed as long as they fit into your macros for the day.

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