Blog — macros

fat.

fat.

the third component of macros is fat. not only, fats provide energy, but it is to keep you full too.   fats are needed by our bodies to provide essential fatty acids and to carry fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. We often divide fats into two types: saturated fats and unsaturated fats.   usually, we recommend to limit the amount of saturated fats we eat, and to use mainly unsaturated fats to improve our health. the types of fats that we eat are important. fats from plant sources like nuts, avocados, and vegetable oils...


protein.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags fitness, food, foodlabels, health, macronutrients, macros, protein, wellness, workout

protein.

protein. this is the most important macro when it comes to building and repairing your muscles. if you don’t get adequate amounts of protein, your muscles will take longer to heal, may not heal completely, and it will be a lot harder to build upon your existing muscles. it is made up of building blocks called amino acids. some amino acids can be produced in the body and some need to be eaten in food. however, just like any other macro, protein has to be consumed in the appropriate amounts to avoid excessive weight gain. protein is 4 calories per...


carbs.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags 200grams, calories, carbohydrates, carbs, energy, food, macros

carbs.

Carbohydrates. It seems like everyone has an opinion about whether carbs are good or bad for you. Regardless of how you feel about them, they are essential to your health! You need carbohydrates to survive. This is a fact and eliminating carbs from your diet is incredibly dangerous. Simply put, carbohydrates provide energy. Carbs are used for energy, which includes everything from cell creation, metabolism, and all your basic body functions. That means you need some form of carbohydrates to help facilitate muscle repair and growth, along with energy just to have a good workout. Quick energy carbs come from...


macros + food labels.

macros + food labels.

Ever wondered how to count macros or what should my macros be? It can be a tad confusing but no worries, I will explain everything in the next few minutes.   First things first: what are macros? Macros is short for macronutrients. There are three, which are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are what determine the calorie content in the foods you eat.   Calculating your personal macro goals can be done in a variety of ways and everyone does it differently. This first calculation should be a starting point for you in your journey to figure out what ratio...