On today’s episode of the “Fat m.e.l.ting Radio” fitness podcast, Joe breaks down “macros.” Today’s Monday motivational segment is based on 3 truths Joe has learned through his struggles over the years to help you avoid making the same mistakes. Macro nutrients are our major sources of energy; protein, carbohydrates and fat. Counting macros is a very popular way to eat as it leaves out the guess work, however its often misguided and is not the best diet/way to eat/nutrition plan for everyone. So sit back and enjoy as Joe sorts through the noise.
Macro nutrients are protein, fat and carbohydrates
Protein & Carbs are 4 calories a gram and fat is 9 calories a gram
Counting macros is a diet/way to eat/nutrition plan in which you have a set percentage of how many calories you eat of each nutrient based on the total amount of calories you should eat.
Several factors go into choosing your macros and should not be something an app randomly spits out
You must first identify what your goal is; whether to lose fat or build muscle then from there balance out a bunch of factors such as how fast you metabolize to find your total calorie intake, then multiple by either 125% if your goal is to build muscle or 75% if your goal is to burn fat. From there you need to work with an expert to identity what percent of protein/carbs/fats you should have each day to determine how much you should eat at each meal.
The percentages range from 30-40% of protein, 30-40% carbs and 20-40% fat.
From there, you should work with an expert to monitor how you feel and make the necessary adjustments
Joe is currently helping people with their macros. If you’re interested, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. A personalized macros profile is $97 and 6 weeks macros coaching is $197.