Friday | September 22, 2017

Macros

All diets are made up of them. The Macronutrients are protein, carbohydrate, and fat content in the foods you eat. Macronutrients are the single most important factor that determines a diet’s success or failure. Tracking your macros and understanding what you are taking in daily puts you ahead of the game.

 

What the hell are “macronutrients”?

 

There are 3 macronutrients that we’ll be dealing with on this plan.
1. Protein
2. Carbohydrates (which can include fiber)
3. Fat

 

These are what foods consist of. For example, Eggs and Salmon have macros that are main made up of protein and fat, and milk has a combination of all 3.

 

All 3 perform essential roles in the human body, and are the main components of our diet. Our bodies require other nutrients as well, such as vitamins and minerals which are needed in much smaller quantities, and thus are referred to as MICROnutrients. All are needed within your diet.

 

Macros = Calories

When you add up the Macros you get calories.

 

1g of Protein = 4 calories
1g of Carbohydrates = 4 calories
1g of Fat = 9 calories

 

Something with 4g of protein, 5g of carbs, and 4g of fat has 72 calories. Got it? Good!