On March 18th, 2018

A Basic Understanding of Macros

Macronutrients are the three nutrients we need in large quantities and these are,

  • Protien
  • Fat
  • Carbohydrate

They provide the energy (calories) we need to maintain life and perform physical work.

Often, one of these macro nutrients is put in a bad light because of its so-called "fattening" effects. But in reality, having an inclusive diet and balancing your macronutrient intake whenever possible has benefits for training individuals.

Protein consumption is important for muscle growth, as dietary protein directly stimulates a muscle protein synthetic response, which is the process through which muscles recover and grow.

Carbohydrates, help you keep high muscle glycogen levels, which are essential for optimal training performance and making the most out of your sessions.

Dietary fat consumption aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and benefits overall hormonal health. Did you know every cell in your body is made from fat?

There is more to Marco nutrients having this basic understanding allows you to get a clear view of the big picture when it comes to "macro-nutrition".

If you are interested in learning more on Macros and nutrition for weight loss, putting on serious muscle or for sports performance, get in contact I am happy to help!

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