I have learned not to bother with no-carbohydrate diets or extreme nutritional strategies. It is much better to go for a balanced approach which you can make your long-term routine.
If you’ve been dabbling in the fitness world in the last few years, you might have heard of macros. Short for “macronutrients”, this term refers to protein, carbohydrate, and dietary fat.
Tracking macros is a common approach to losing fat, gaining muscle, or simply maintaining weight. Some people track all three macros; others only track calories; and others still track a combination of both.
All of these methods can be effective, so your choice will depend on your personal preferences and fitness goals.
But how do macros work? What’s the difference between macro- and calorie-tracking? And how do you set your own macros to get the best results?
Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions.
I don’t avoid carbs. I don’t avoid protein. I think it’s just, again, about balance and finding what works for you and your body.
Many of my clients are vegetarians or don’t eat a lot of meat, so they are always on the lookout for “protein advice,” as one of them aptly put it. This is where I come in to save the day!
This article aims to cover some basic guidelines on protein intake and practical tips on how to meet your daily protein requirements if you follow a vegetarian diet.
The specific topics include:
The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.
Most of us have a general idea of what protein, carbs, and fat are (and if you don’t, you should click on the links at the top!). The tricky part is the concept of a balanced meal.
In today’s article, I aim to answer these questions: what does a balanced meal look like? Where do you start when you have to make one? Is there an easy way to do it, or is the art of balanced meals the privilege of those who have enough time to prepare gourmet recipes and enough money to buy organic food?
You’ve got to see what you put into your body, not just care about the outside of your body.
What is Protein?
Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is one of the three macronutrients we need to obtain from our diet. “Macro” means big, indicating that protein, carbs, and fat are present in the food we consume in higher quantities than micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. We also need higher amounts of macro- than micronutrients for optimal health.
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