Macro’s V Calorie counting
“Macros” is short for macronutrients. Mainly fats, proteins and carbohydrates. –
Macronutrients break down to calories.
Depending on goal, varying amounts of fats, proteins, carbohydrates may be required.
For most people their protein intake should be a constant in their diet. Let’s say 40% of their calorie intake.
This aids in maintaining & growing muscle muscle mass, alongside recovery. –
The remaining 60% of calorie intake is made up of fats and carbohydrates.
What percentage of each can become specific to the individual.
Body type / food preferences / exercise type all may influence this percentage of carbohydrate and fat.
Some individuals prefer to track their macros (and by default their calorie intake). They feel they perform and look better this way.
However, just tracking calories is a lot easier to monitor.
With the majority of my clients (including myself) I compromise: track calories & protein.
With encouragement to: eat lots of fibre (fruit & veg), choose foods that are high in volume & low in calories (best “bang for your buck” foods), reduce the amount of “processed food” up-taken.
In short: eat nutritiously dense foods (while monitoring protein intake) as often as possible.
If you would like some more clarity & help with your own macro / calorie intake please do not hesitate to get in touch.