Macros 101

What are macros?

Macros (macronutrients) make up the foods you eat everyday. The calories in food come from macronutrients. These are carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

1g of carbohydrate= 4 calories
1g of protein= 4 calories
1g of fat= 9 calories

Together, these macronutrients fuel your body for exercise and daily activity.
Carbohydrates should make up the bulk of your diet (45-65%). They provide you with energy to do intense work.

Proteins are vital to tissue building and repair. Protein is not just found in your muscles, but found in skin, hair, and bones as well. The amount of protein an individual requires is specific to their body and activity level.

Fats are essential to cell structure, hormone production, and energy storage. Around 20-35% of your daily calories should come from (unsaturated) fat.

A common diet strategy is to count your macros. You can use this approach to lose, gain, or maintain your weight. Counting your macros is a great way to ensure you are fueling your body properly and still eating the foods you enjoy.

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