What is a Macro? I get this question a lot! Macro is short for macronutrient.
So, what’s a macronutrient then?
There are three macronutrients, which make up the categories of nutrients we eat the most:
These three nutrients provide us with most of our energy, so we need them in large amounts.
So … when someone talks about counting and tracking your macros, this is simply counting the grams of protein, carbohydrate and fat you’re consuming in our diet. These nutrients all make up your calories.
One of the easiest ways to keep track of your macros is by using an App that has a library of foods to pull from, or a barcode scanner which allows you to scan the barcode on your food right from your smartphone, adjust serving size, and add to your meal.
If you’re reading this saying “holy macro, I’m sure where to get started!” send me a message to get on track today!