PART 1: What are macros and how can they work for you?
What are macros? Molecules our bodies use to create energy. Marcos make up the calories content of a food. The 3 macronutrients are: Carbohydrates Protein Fat Each of these provide calories 4 calories per 1 gram carbohydrate 4 calories per 1 gram protein 9 calories per 1 gram of fat Along with needing macronutrients, our bodies also need micro nutrients. This is where macro counting gets its bad wrap. Just because we follow the “if it fits your macros” lifestyle doesn’t mean we are eating pop tarts, cheetohs and Oreos all day. Our bodies need these micronutrients to run at an optimal level. Once your personal macros are set, before you want to think about having dessert that night on your date, your day must be filled with whole, clean foods to give your body those micronutrients. Calcium, vitamin A, C, iron etc. When starting macros. The two main things you need when starting macro counting are. 1. A food scale 2. A macro counting app (I use “My net dairies”, there are many different apps out there) Everything you eat will need to be weighed or measured out. Don’t get overwhelmed. The first week is the toughest to adjust. https://youtu.be/6nJ6AnBD3Wc Continue to the recipe in the next post. (link below)