Ever wonder what a macro is?
Let’s keep it simple.
When we eat food, it has to be broken down before it can be used for energy.
Carbs, fats, and proteins are the main (macro) nutrients we use for energy.
𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐁𝐒 𝟒 𝐂𝐀𝐋/𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌
rice – oats – breads – tortillas – cereal – fruit
Whether you are attempting fat loss or muscle gain, carbs usually make up the highest percent of your calories.
𝐅𝐀𝐓𝐒 𝟗 𝐂𝐀𝐋/𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌
avocado – nut butter – olive oil – eggs
Fat is generally a lower percentage because it is more calorically dense than proteins and carbs.
𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐈𝐍 𝟒 𝐂𝐀𝐋/𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌
chicken – fish – egg whites – protein powder
During a diet, you’ll want to increase your protein intake to reduce muscle loss.
Your body needs energy for exercise.
Your body needs the correct ratio of carbs, fats, and proteins to function at its best.
Wanna dive a little deeper into macronutrients? Check out my detailed post “WTF is a Macro? Bioenergetics & Metabolism“.
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