Macronutrients, we have heard this word before but what does is mean when everyone refers to “Macros”. In the most simplest form, Macronutrients are the nutrients required in large amounts to provide you with the energy you need to maintain your body healthy and stay active.
Depending on your specific goal, your macros will vary. If you choose to:
- Lose Weight: you will intake 35-50% Protein/ 25-45% Carbs/ 20-35% Fat
- Maintain: you will intake 25-40% Protein/ 35=55% Carbs/ 25-40% Fat
- Muscle Gain: you will intake 35% Protein/ 45% Carbs/ 20% Fat
In order to find out how many calories you want to eat you can input your information on: https://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html
From that point you can track your macronutrients with applications or with a coach and play around with the portions when cooking your meals.
It is important to note, we are all different and come in all sizes, so following a “diet plan” can work, but when you go in depth and try eating a balanced meal built for YOUR goal specifically, tracking your macronutrients and eating clean is the way to go!