When following a healthy diet, it is important to remember that each type of food provides our bodies a different amount of energy. Our body requires these nutrients called MACRONUTRIENTS in relatively large amounts to grow, develop, repair and feel good. If you’ve heard anyone talking about “macros,” they’re referring to these critical nutrients. Macronutrients make up your daily calories and they fall into three main groups:
🔸Proteins:- It is an important component of every cell in your body. Your body uses protein to build, repair, and maintain your tissues, organs, blood, muscles, and skin. Whether you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, having adequate amounts of protein on a daily basis is critical.
🔸Carbohydrates (in short carbs): - Carbs are necessary for a healthy body. Carbs fuel your body, especially your central nervous system and brain. Carbohydrates should make up 40 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. But again, these are just general numbers, which might not match with your targets. Your actual ideal carbs intake can depend on your gender, age, fitness goals, diet preferences, and so on.
🔸Fats:- Need to first get this out of the way, fats DO NOT make you fat. Healthy fats are an important part of a healthy diet. They help in protecting your vital organs, regulating hormone production, helping regulate your body temperature, allowing for proper absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, providing your brain with fuel, and many more. Fat is high in calories and 20-35% of your total daily calories should come from fat.
The calorie content of each macro is as follows:
▶️A gram of protein contains 4 calories.
▶️A gram of fat contains 9 calories.
▶️A gram of carbohydrates contains 4 calories.
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