Protein – 4 Calories/Grams
Carbs – 4 Calories/Grams
Fat – 9 Calories/Grams
Alcohol – 7 Calories/Grams (track as carbs or fat)
“𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼” 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁. These are the 3 Categories of nutrients that provide us with our energy and all the building blocks necessary for life! So when you’re counting your macros, you’re counting the grams of proteins, carbs or fat that you’re consuming.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀?
Keeping track of your macros can help you make (or plan to make) smart, healthy food choices. It’s similar to counting calories, but it takes it to the next level.
•𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀, 𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼 𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲!
•𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀!
A really great way to start tracking macros is using what has been deemed the “𝗟𝗮𝘇𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱”
That is where you 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗯𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝗛𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹.
This is the method that we start most of our clients off at.
It’s much more attainable in the beginning.
It still provides a lot of flexibility and it’s a great exposure to trying to hit some specific targets without being too overwhelming.
Who tracks their food? Do you pay attention to macros?