Know about Macronutrients aka MACROS

Know about Macronutrients aka MACROS


We have all faced the difficulties of losing weight. Oh, I've got the right and proper nutrition and know exactly what your body needs. 
Many of us go into stream diets to lose weight, not knowing that some of those diets may actually hurt our bodies more than it will help. We've all heard about calorie deficit and calorie surplus when we want to lose weight or gain more muscle weight.

Dietitians give you two simple categories for your nutrition; macronutrients and micronutrients.

Macronutrients aka MACROS

If you guessed by the phrase macronutrients or macros it refers to the three biggest components of food that the body needs in large forma for energy.


The three components are:

  • Vegetable oils-Olive,canola and avocado oils
  • Fatty-salmon fresh tuna sardines
  • Flax seeds, chia seeds, olives, nuts seeds not - seed butter

Fats how much calories in micronations he provides the most amount of energy production science bits everybody to process in which energy.


  • *Lentils, beans- black, kidney, pinto
  • *Nuts- tofu, tempeh, soy milk
  • *Whole grains- brown, rice,quinoa oats
  • *Animal protein-beef, poultry, seafood, dairy

Protein is an essential food source for your body, it provides a structural balance to the tissue in your body; your  organs, muscles, hair, skin, nails, bones, tendons, ligaments and even blood. Based on your body weight you should be consuming about 40 to 100 grams of protein a day.
While implementing a steady workout routine, the protein that you are putting in your body will turn into muscle mass.


  • *Dairy
  • *Whole grain
  • *Vegetable
  • *Legumes
  • *Beans

Carbohydrates not only provides your body with energy but also spares proteins and fat for other uses by storing energy.
When you consume carbs your body breaks them down into simple sugars. That sugar turned into energy.

Counting macros is not a simple process. But, it helps you understand your body's nutritional values. Luckily there are apps that you can download to help you understand.  It is very important to realize that Not all calories are the same, just like not all diets fit just one body shape. Counting macros although tricky is not just for losing weight but also gaining as well as maintaining. A lot of bodybuilders count their macros to perfect their ideal body without starvation or overeating.


By Yuli Angulo - Nutritionist and health coach

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