Macronutrients, or macros, are proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Each macro has different effects on your body, which is why all calories aren’t created equal.
Protein: The leading champ of the macros. It helps you build or maintain muscle, stay full and keep you lean.
Fat: Essential macro to live. Fats store energy, insulate us, protect our vital organs, assist with brain functionality and more.
Carbs: Source of energy. They help fuel our bodies and keep our brains and muscles fresh.
Counting your macros to ensure you are getting the right amount of each is an excellent way to shed body fat, while maintaining or gaining strength.
Tracking may sound restricting, but it’s actually the opposite. Although your goal is to eat a set number of carbs, protein and fat each day, it’s up to you to decide how you fill those.
There are no rules to this type of dieting that say “no bread” or “no ice cream.” If it fits in your macros for the day, then you can feel guilt-free about having your treat.
That’s why it’s called flexible dieting.
How to get started:
In the process of flexible dieting, you will learn an incredible amount about food and how your body responds to it. This knowledge and education helps create lifelong sustainable eating habits.
Understanding how to track your macronutrients will make a world of difference in getting in control of your body and navigating your relationship with food.
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