What’s a MACR🍩???? I’ve avoiding posting things like this in the past, because I have a habit of assuming EVERYONE already knows what a macro is and that ALL the other fitspos have already posted about it.. But in reality, there are a lottttt if people that don’t understand the basics. So here we go!
Macro is short for macronutrient. These are the nutrients that our bodies need in large quantities (opposed to micronutrients) for survival.
There are three macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Examples of carb sources include: breads, pastas, fruits, vegetables, sweets, cereals, potatoes, oats and more.
Examples of protein sources include: fish, meat, eggs, dairy, and more.
Examples of fats include; avocados, nut butters, oils, and more.
There are calculations you can do to estimate what macronutrients you should be consuming, but everyone is different, so it often requires some trial and error. Different proportions can be beneficial for different goals and body types.
Tracking your macros can be extremely beneficial for several reasons:
- Helping you learn more about the foods you consume - Helping you break a plateau - Helping you gain muscle - Helping you lose fat
- Holding you accountable - Improving your consistency - AND MORE!
There are many different apps out there to track macros, but I prefer to use @myfitnesspal
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