First of all when you’re counting your macros, you’re counting the grams of proteins, carbs or fat that you’re consuming. And those building blocks quite literally fuel our lives! Which is why it’s so important to eat a nutritionally balanced diet, without excluding major food groups from your daily intake.
If you are trying to lose or gain weight, your calorie intake per day is important, however managing your macros will help you reach greater results and be healthier overall!
Don't follow fad diets, because quick results are only temporary. If the diet you are on is not sustainable, then your results could not be either.
Here is some more information of the three main macronutrients:
Protein provides amino acids which form and preserve healthy body tissue. There are 20 essential amino acids the body needs to function properly. Twelve of these are produced in the body, and the other eight should be supplied by the diet. Foods from animal sources often have all these essential amino acids such as meat and eggs, while a variety of plant products must be taken together to provide all the necessary protein components, like nuts and tofu for example.
Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. There are two kinds of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates (such as honey or sugar) or complex carbohydrates (such as grains, peas, beans or potatoes). Complex carbohydrates are favored because they are more nutritious and have less calories per gram.
Fat supplies energy, transports nutrients and supports many of your body’s functions. There are various kinds of dietary fats: trans, saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated such as omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids which are essential fats that your body needs but cannot produce and can only be supplied through food. Good sources include: fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, and trout), canola, walnuts, soybeans, chia and flax seeds.
Meal planning helps you keep track of your calories and macros, for you to get the best results. Order your plan here.