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Macros: What they are and how to count them
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‘I’ve just been counting my macros’. Say what now?
While counting macros might be news to you, those within the fitness industry have been doing this for years. The premise is simple – you work out how many calories you need a day and then break them down into different food groups to know exactly what you need to eat.
The best thing about counting macros though? The freedom that comes with it. With you in charge of what you eat, you can indulge in the occasional slice of pizza or chocolate bar (provided that it fits in with your macros) and still lose weight. Sound good? Read on to find out everything you need to know to start counting macros.
What are macros?
Macros, short for macronutrients, describe the three primary food groups that our body requires for survival: carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Tracking macros is a way of working out exactly what ratios you need from each food group in order to achieve your fitness goals, whether that’s weight loss, muscle gain or maintenance.
These quantities also take into consideration what you actually need based on your activity level (such as including more carbohydrates to fuel you for intense work outs) so you should never feel hungry or listless.
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