If you’ve been on your health and fitness journey for more than, hmmmm, 5 seconds? You’ve probably at least HEARD of macros.
So wtf are they, and how can they help you reach your petite fitness goals? Let’s dig in 👇
Wtf are macros anyway?
“Macros” is short for macronutrients, which are the 3 essential nutrients that are required in large amounts for our bodies to properly function.
These 3 nutrients include:
Why are macros so important?
As humans, our bodies need a certain amount of these 3 “macros” to maintain our overall health.
Each macronutrient plays a unique role in providing energy and supporting various bodily functions.
“Do I really need to be counting macros daily?”
Not everybody NEEDS to count macros.
(Keep an eye out for my next post about who counting macros ISN’T for!)
But macro counting can be especially beneficial for those who have fitness goals like losing body fat, building muscle, or enhancing athletic performance.
3 benefits of counting macros:
- Different amounts and ratios of macros (carbs, proteins, and fats) provoke different outcomes. So, counting your macros helps to ensure you’re getting the right balance of each to support your specific goals.
- Counting macros empowers you to personalize your eating plan. It’s like being your own nutrition architect, designing meals that fit your preferences and needs!
- When you count macros, you become more aware of what you’re putting into your body. Over time, this practice teaches you about the nutritional content of different foods, their roles in your life, and how certain foods and combinations impact your body, fitness, and overall happiness.
This knowledge will stay with you long after you stop counting macros!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for next week’s post for more tips on macro counting 👀
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