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Jan 25
Macros this Macro That! Know Your Macros

​Macro This and Macro THat we have all heard that famous word but some of you may be asking yourself what is a Macro and why is it important.    In this post we will talk about what it is, why is it important and how to calculate your Macros.

Whats is a Macros?
Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of a food.  

The caloric combination of the macros is where that mysterious total number of calories comes from.   So lets break it down on how it is calculated.
  • 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories
  • 1 gram of fat = 9 calories
  • 1 gram of protein = 4 calories

Dont let yourself think iti's about how many calories are in your food, but what kind of calories are in your food. It also has a lot to do with your activity level,

As you can see its not rocket science but now lets figure it out how you can figure out your macros.   The ways it is calculated are as follows:

  • Sex
  • Goal
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Activity Level

Many sites have a calculator on how to figure this out but two of the best to go to are:

  1.  https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/
  2. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/macronutrients_calculator.htm

You need to stop counting every calorie and start counting your macros instead.   Eating the right Macros can transform your body the right way and accomplish your goals faster and more effictively.   We would love to help you so contact us today for more information or email us at toby@ctcfit.com

 

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