All about macros all of the things that I know, We have received multiple emails regarding, how do I calculate my macros what does that even mean, so here we are to answer all those questions for you, let’s jump right in so to get started, we’re going to talk a little bit about what is a macro what are there are three different things that make up every food that we eat and we call those our macronutrients, which is where the word macros of macros come from and those are your carbs proteins and fats, have you ever check the product labels where all the makers put their nutrition values, If you purchase any edible package food they have labels at their back, to gives us an idea of our calories of fat, carbs and our protein content, all food labels have this you can read it on the side of any box and if you can’t find it on the box for whatever reason one I’m pretty sure that’s illegal and two you can definitely look it up online.
We’re going to talk about macronutrients how they differ how they’re the same, there is a misconception about fats let me clear them first, I just want to clear this up you need fat in your diet, to function your organs literally they cannot function, if you do not have fat in your diet so please stop thinking that fat like the fat macro is what makes you fat, excess of calories is what makes you fat it could come from carbs, it could come from protein, it could come from fats, it doesn’t matter an excess of calories is what is causing you to gain weight not an excess of one or the other macro nutrient, the three macronutrients two of them have the same calorie count, and one is different so fats have nine calories per gram , which is why things that are higher in fat tend to be higher in calorie, and proteins and carbs both have four calories per one gram, if you do the math of that on each label it will add up to the amount of calories.
Why should you track macros, why do I track my macros what is the benefit of it basically in my opinion and why I recommend people, try to track their macros is it super easy to set certain numbers for yourself, that you can hit within your daily food intake and it will help you reach your goals, in a more efficient and accurate way you can always just count your calories, but counting your macros really helps you reach your goals quickly, because if you’re providing your body with the exact amount of each macronutrient that it means to build muscle to lose weight to gain weight, whatever your goals may be you can count macros to get there,
How to calculate, first check your BMR, go on google search for BMR calculator, type your weight and height, voila you will get your BMR calorie value, now you want to loss weight, eat less than your BMR value, if you want to gain weight, eat more calorie than your BMR, your own macros and basically it is just one big math problem super easy nothing to get overwhelmed about, you just want to increase your daily activities to increase your caloric expenditure rather than cutting your calories too low my recommendation is eat as much food as you can and increase your activity levels if you’re attempting to cut as far as a bulk goes, kind of the opposite you want to continually increase your calories over time as your body is gaining mass as far as a bulk goes what I am do is increasing my calories by about 100 each week, given that I am making the progress that I want so if you are kind of stagnant not seeing results keep your macros there for a while let your body adjust see what happens you can always go back and change, nothing is set in stone you can adjust your macros on a daily basis, I don’t recommend doing that but if you feel the need to you can, as time goes on you want to make sure that you’re increasing your calories so when you’re increasing your calories what macro is that coming from in my experience and what I recommend doing if you are bulking continually add carbs because, if your goal is to increase your muscle mass your body and your muscles need carbs to develop and grow, but when I continually increase my calories I generally keep my protein about the same, unless I have to put on a significant amount of lean mass my proteins pretty much stays the same.
Whether I’m cutting or bulking but as I am bulking, I want to be adding more carbs into my macros because I want my muscles to be growing more and more, so when you add about a hundred calories a week, I would say the majority of them come from carbs and every now and then you can increase your fat macros as well, as far as when you’re cutting if you are going to subtract calories I also recommend those coming from your carbs and fats, you want to keep your protein generally the same as long as you’re trying to maintain the muscle mass, so that about wraps it up for everything that I was trying to cover in this article, I hope that I made all of this macro nonsense seem a little less intimidating to you, I hope I helped some of you figure out how to count your calories and your macros for yourselves, I get this question all the time so I thought it’d be super great if I could just write about it and get everything out there all the information that you guys need to get.